Advice on planning your career in your chosen profession and creating a strategy for the future.
Career planning in an ever-changing world
There is a perception that a career is a straightforward, linear path and that you are expected to know what path you need to take upon graduation. However, what many neglect to think about is the fact that the world we live in is ever changing and career planning and career choices change also.
Change is a constant. It isn’t going away or slowing down, instead it’s speeding up. Expertise has an ever-shorter shelf life and all commentators speak about the need for agility, adaptability, resilience and creativity as future skill requirements or forever skills.
It is likely that you will have more than one career in your working lifetime. Current research suggests that people will have an average of 5 to 7 careers. Approaching careers with a planned and logical path is long gone.
If you feel like you don’t know yet what career path you want to take; it is absolutely ok to feel like this. The following career steps will help you to plan your career steps no matter what career stage you are at. These steps can be entered at any life stage, and you will find that you will probably revisit this on numerous occasions throughout your professional life. As you develop new skills and knowledge, you may want to re-assess your preferences and create a new plan of action.
Career planning video
Career planning in an ever-changing world video, Karina Septore, Careers Advisor - 3.09 minutes