Career Planning – G. Brint Ryan College of Business
“If you don’t know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else” Lawrence J. Peter
Whether just getting started with career planning, shifting direction, or re-starting after doing something else it is
helpful to have some sort of plan in place. Having said that, one of the most important parts of career planning is flexibility. For any one individual there is not just one perfect job, rather there are a number of paths that would make sense and through which individuals will find fulfillment. So, what should be in your plan?
- An understanding of personal values, skills, and interests (i.e., “you are here”)
- 2-4 different career pathways
Once these basics are in place it will make it much easier to evaluate the desirability of any single career goal but also provide enough options so that you can move forward with the search and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
To get started with your career planning, set up an appointment with your Career Coach through Navigate.
Self Evaluation – MyPlan Career Assessment Tool and Resources
Learn More About Your Values – Work Values Inventory
Quick Skills Assessment – CareerOneStop Skills Matcher
More About Interests – O*NET Interest Profiler