Presentation on theme: "1 Career Planning. 2 When you have completed this units you will be able to: identify what is important to you in terms of your career understand what."— Presentation transcript:
1 Career Planning
2 When you have completed this units you will be able to: identify what is important to you in terms of your career understand what your main career anchors are recognize how these influence the career decisions you make identify your main career goals plan how you are going to achieve these
3 “Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, said the Cat. I don’t much care where - said Alice. Then it doesn’t matter which way you go, said the Cat/ -so long as I get somewhere, Alice added as an explanation. Oh, you’re sure to do that, said the Cat, if you only walk long enough.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
4 Career Management Career management is a process by which individuals can guide, direct and influence the course of their careers
5 What does career development involve? Who am I? How am I viewed by others? What are my career options? How can I achieve my career goals?
6 Not planning your career you risk: failing to fulfil your potential feeling dissatisfied with your career pursuing your career in a job you don’t actually enjoy remaining in a job or a role for too long not developing the right skills for a promotion
7 Setting realistic career goals your strengths and weaknesses how you can overcome any weaknesses your potential for future development the constraints you are operating under your priorities the key skills, knowledge needed for your chosen career
8 Career Anchor indicates an area of such paramount importance to a person that he or she would not give it up.
9 Components to career anchor Self-perceived skills and abilities Self-perceived motives and needs Self-perceived attitudes and values
10 Types of Career Anchors Technical/Functional Competence General Managerial Competence Autonomy/Independence Security/Stability Entrepreneurial Creativity Service/Dedication to a cause Pure Challenge Lifestyle
11 Technical/Functional Competence Type of work Challenge.Intrinsic contents of the work are important Pay and benefits Paid for skills level Promotion system Professional promotional ladder.Promotion not necessarily in terms of rank Type of recognition Self development in the specialty. Formal recognition
12 General Managerial Competence Type of work High levels of responsibility.Leadership opportunities Pay and benefits Money is a measure of success.Ownership.Short term rewards. Promotion system Promotion based on merit, performance and results. Type of recognition Promotion to positions of higher responsibility
13 Autonomy/Independence Type of work Contract or project work Pay and benefits Merit pay for performance,immediate payoffs, cafeteria-style benefits Promotion system New job with even more autonomy Type of recognition Medals, prizes, awards,testimonials (portable)
14 Security/Stability Type of work Stable work Pay and benefits Predictable increments based on length of service Promotion system Seniority-based promotion system Type of recognition Recognition for loyalty and steady performance
15 Entrepreneurial Creativity Type of work Create, invent new products, service Pay and benefits Ownership and control Promotion system Power and freedom to exercise creativity Type of recognition Building fortunes and enterprises.Public recognition
16 Service/Dedication to a Course Type of work Work in accordance with their values Pay and benefits Fair pay for their contribution. Promotion system Positions with more influence and autonomy Type of recognition Feeling that their values are shared
17 Pure Challenge Challenge is the one thing that matters. Seek jobs with more and more difficult problems
18 Life Style Career must be integrated with total lifestyle. Flexibility. Organization’s respect for personal and family concerns.
19 And remember: Today is the first day of the rest of your life!