Stockton College Day of Leadership: Goal Setting and Career Planning.
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Stockton College Day of Leadership: Goal Setting and Career Planning
Career Development Occupation – an activity that has meaning and purpose Career development is a journey that occurs over your entire life. Career - the whole person
The Decision Making Process I.Self-evaluation II.Gather occupational information III.Identify the choices/alternatives IV.Compare the pros and cons of each option V.Choose from the choices/alternatives VI.Take action! Helpful steps for starting the journey:
Self- Evaluation: “Want to” vs. “Should” Who or what influences your career decisions? Think about three things in your life that may be career- related. Possible examples- college major, interests, passions, certified skills. Self-reflection - Make a statement about each career- related choice: – "I Want To … make a million dollars.” – "I Should... choose a career path that will keep me happy.”
It is natural for your decisions to be influenced by people who are important to you, but you can make better decisions if you understand these influences and know yourself. Friends Family Coworkers/Classmates
What do you want from work? ECONOMIC - What kind of compensation/benefits do you need and want? SOCIAL - What kind of people do you want as colleagues, supervisors, clients, etc.? EMOTIONAL - What intrinsic rewards do you want from work (e.g. challenge, new learning)? SPIRITUAL - How do you want to contribute to society?
Values Our personal values underlie every aspect of our life and give meaning and purpose to what we do. Sometimes we may find ourselves in conflict with a work or life situation because it clashes with our values. One common way of valuing careers is by their economic rewards - ask yourself: is your occupation worth your time?
Interests 6 Types of Interest – Realistic- deal with tangible things more than ideas or people – Investigative- likes to gather information and interpret data – Artistic- likes to use creative self-expression – Social- likes to work with or help people – Enterprising- like to lead groups, manage people and projects – Conventional- pays attention to detail, organization, and enjoys data management activities
Skills When examining your career options, pay attention to the relationship between your skill level and your level of interest. – Are the skills required for a particular occupation skills that you really enjoy using? Consider your motivation. – How interested are you in a particular occupation or field?
What are some of the career choices you are considering, and how well do these match your skills, interests, and values? Are there skills you want to develop further that will make you a more viable candidate? Are there any conflicts between your values or interests and the career options you are considering? How might you try to resolve these conflicts? Reflecting on your priorities may help you to make career decisions that are better integrated with your values, interests and skills, and thus more likely to provide you with career satisfaction. Making Sense of Self-Assessment Goal Setting: Putting it all together
Your action plan will take you through the steps you need to help you turn your vision of your future into reality. What are my goals? Set clear, realistic and time- related goals How do I get there? Brainstorm and set the path to achieve these goals What's stopping me from achieving my goals? Reach out to other people for help overcoming roadblocks How am I doing so far? Review your goals often Developing your Action Plan