Future Career Planning – Guide


  Future CaReEr Planing…

Confused? Or still don’t know what exactly to be done with future?


Aspirants now a day get confused that what to do and what to opt? Confusion in one creates problems and give mental depression. And they lose hope because they see others opting good option. So, here I bring some good information to know about yourself so that you get a clear idea about what to do? When the time comes for you to pick a career, you will discover that you have a multiple option. It would be difficult to pick one, especially when you have no idea about yourself that what exactly you want to do. Sometimes many things appeal to you. Does it seem like a great task? It’s not. As it is said “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.” So, you need to put some effort in making decision, because at the end your effort will be worth. There are few steps, which will help you in choosing a suitable career.

  1. Assess Yourself

Before you choose your career, you must have an idea about yourself. If no, then firstly you need to learn about yourself. Your Values, interests, soft kills, and aptitudes, in combination with your personality type, will make some occupations a good fit for you and others completely inappropriate.

You can use self-assessment, often called career tests, to gather information about your traits and, subsequently, to generate a list of occupations that are a good fit based on them. Some people choose to work with a career counsellor or other career development professionals who can help them navigate this process.

During a self-assessment, you gather information about yourself in order to make an informed career decision. A self-assessment should include your values, interests, aptitude and personality.

  • Values: the things that are important to you, like achievement, status and autonomy. Values are the most important thing which is taken under consideration while choosing an occupation.
  • Interests: what you enjoy doing, i.e. playing golf, taking long walks and hanging out with friends
  • Aptitudes: the activities you are good at, such as writing, computer programming and teaching. An aptitude may be a natural skill or one you acquired.
  • Personality: a person’s individual traits, motivational drives, needs and attitudes.
  1. Explore and make a list of occupations

Explore and find out what type of career is there in front of you. Make an occupations list after that you will find that there are multiple lists in front of you. So, to keep yourself organised, you need to combine them into one master list.

Firstly, you need to look for careers that appear on multiple list and copy them onto a blank page and title it. Your self-assessment indicated that these occupations are good fit for you, so it is definitely worth considering them.

Secondly, search any occupations from the list that appeal to you. They may be careers you know a bit about and want to explore further.

  1. Career exploration

During the first stage, a self-assessment, where you learn about your personality, interests, values and aptitudes. After gathering all the tools, you are left with a list of careers that are fit for you.

Although the careers on your list appear to be suitable, it does not mean you can just go ahead and randomly choose any one of them.

There are other things that should be taken under consideration. After learning about all the careers that suits your area of interests, you can only grab one career at a time. Try not to cancel any profession from your list until you do some research, even if you have some knowledge about it.

  • Gather information about each occupation on your list.
  • Information includes: job description and labour market information, including job outlook, median salary and educational and training requirements.

After learning about all the occupations on your list you will find that several of them don’t appeal to you. This could be for a variety of reasons. For example, you may decide that you wouldn’t enjoy the job duties of a particular occupation or that you can’t or don’t want to meet the educational and training requirements. The earnings may be lower than you thought they would be or the job outlook tells you that employment opportunities will be poor. After completing your preliminary research, you will be left with a list that contains between three and five careers on it.

  1. Shortlist your jobs

At this point, you need to filter your list more. Based on what you learned from your research so far. You should have two and five occupations on your short list. You may discover that a career that looked interesting has a weak job outlook. Maybe you are unable to or unwilling to fulfil the educational or other requirements of a particular occupation, or you lack some of the soft skills necessary to succeed in it. If your reasons for finding a career unacceptable are non-negotiable, cross it off your list.

  1. Career choice

After doing all your research, you should feel reasonably ready to make your choice. Select the occupation that you think will give you satisfaction and where your area of interest lies.

  1. Interview

Search for the job in which your area of interest lies, and then schedule an interview according to your requirement.

When you go on a job interview it is wise to learn as much about the potential employer. You need to do some research like about the company, what is the vision and mission of the company. You should be confident to answer every question asked by interviewer. Your representation should be formal.

If an interviewer asks you about something you should elaborate it in clear words.Sometimes you get blank on few questions asked by interviewer so on that you need to calm yourself, and should utter something about the topic. This will give interviewer a good impression, that you are not letting it go.

You’ve done your homework, now you are ready to give the interview. Don’t forget to dress properly. It’s better to be on time on the day of interview. Keep your attitude formal and remember proper etiquette.

So, what are you waiting for start the work and choose the field where your interest lies and make your career.


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