Whenever we graduate from our university, the first thing, which everyone asks, is what are we doing next? This is a very difficult question to answer right away for most of the people because they are not sure where they will be going, as they have not clarified theirplans.
Some of these people do some research beforehand just to make sure they do not have to struggle in the future. That is actually the better technique, which should be opted by most of the people.
This whole career planning procedure is not very difficult but it requires certain steps to follow. Whenever you are a fresh graduate, things become very difficult in the start if you are not hired by any professional firm. You have to keep some steps in your mind which are discussed below:
All the years of education, you become very much familiar with your personality and who you really are. This is something that you learn from your experience and there are some things which you are told by the others. Both of these options help you in understanding your personality.
It is very important to have vast number of options because that will make your work very easy when deciding your career. Whenever we are in our childhood, we have some plan in our mind to become a doctor, pilot or a businessman.
As we grow older and face the real world, our preferences change and it becomes practically not possible for us to follow those dreams which we had as a child. We become fully aware of what is good for us and what will benefit us in the future. It is very important to select only those options which match our skills because that will make our life and work very easy in the long run.
One of the most difficult things to do in both ordinary and professional life is decision making. We always want to make sure that we choose the right option and when we do that it seems just fine. We are not always aware of what will happen in the future but we make the best decisions according to our understanding.
This is the most important factor in our career planning because if we fail to choose the right option for our self, we are most likely to struggle in the remaining part of our life. It has been advised by our elders to indulge in a discussion with our seniors and professionals, who will act as our guide in decision making. It is also very important to choose what is best for us because once we have finalized our decision; we should stick to that for a longer period of time.
Career planning is not only restricted to the fresh graduates. Some of the fresh graduates just jump into any organization just to make sure that they make money right away.
They might not be satisfied of what they are doing because it is a very high possibility that they have initially planned for something else and ended up doing something which was never an option.
It becomes very easy sometime because you don’t have to worry about your job safety and at the same time you can search for something new. It also benefits in a way that the work you are doing currently will add to your experience and will increase your demand in the other organizations where you will be applying. We are always in a learning phase and we always hear ‘no education ever goes to waste.’
It is advised to spend some time at an organization and after that time apply for other jobs if you are not satisfied there. In that time, you will be able to discover your skills more properly and also you can calculate your satisfaction level at that particular organization. Sometimes we plan of something and it turns out to be completely different from our expectations.
It can be either in a good way or a bad way because with the low expectations there is always the chance of getting more. So if you feel that you are enjoying your work and you are satisfied with it, there is no need to make further career planning.
If you don’t feel like a part of that particular organization, you will still be able to learn your skills and it will make your work very easy whenever applying for anything new. It becomes very important that you stay in touch with the current situation going on in the market. You should know that which new jobs are there and which will suit your preference. All these factors should be kept in mind such as work environment, monetary factor, type of work etc. Your final decision should be based on all of these because preferences vary from person to person and it is very important that you choose what is best for you.
If you are really fed up of your current working environment there is always an option for learning something new and that is only possible if your explore the available options. All of our effort in school, college and university should be put into practice because that becomes only useful if we imply that in our practical life.
Our career is based on number of factors but all of it starts with a career planning. It is like the base of everything because not only it will make things easy for us but also it will guide us to what is good for us. It is advised to start planning before entering in the professional field so that you don’t have to face any of the difficulties there. But it is not the only option as you will get number of other opportunities throughout your life and the only thing that will matter is what you have actually decided.