CAREER_DEVELOPMENT

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT : 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT Counseling and Career Development Services

WELCOME : 

WELCOME We know that starting your first career , or changing careers, can be an overwhelming process. This presentation is designed to introduce you to some basic career development concepts, as well as to give you a preview of what the process will be like. Please sit back and enjoy the presentation.

WHAT IS A CAREER? : 

WHAT IS A CAREER? A career is a person’s chosen profession or occupation. The general course or progression of your working life or your professional achievement. A career may include several jobs.

The Career Development Process : 

The Career Development Process The career development process involves four basic steps: Self -awareness and assessment Career awareness and exploration Career decision-making Career planning and placement

The Career Development Process : 

The Career Development Process Working with your career development counselor and following the process explained here may be the key to a successful career. Note: This process occurs in a cycle, so don’t be surprised if you go through it several times during your lifetime!

The Career Development Cycle : 

The Career Development Cycle The Career Development Cycle Self Awareness & Assessment Career Decision Making Career Planning & Placement Career Awareness & Exploration

SELF-AWARENESS AND ASSESSMENT : 

SELF-AWARENESS AND ASSESSMENT The Career Development Cycle Self Awareness & Assessment

SELF-AWARENESS AND ASSESSMENT : 

SELF-AWARENESS AND ASSESSMENT This first step is very important, it allows you to become aware, clarify and assess your : Interests Abilities and skills Aptitudes Values Priorities Aspirations Personality

Self-Assessment Tools that a TTC Counselor Might Recommend : 

Self-Assessment Tools that a TTC Counselor Might Recommend South Carolina Occupational Information System - SCOIS Holland’s Self-Directed Search (SDS) Paper/pencil or web-based Career Development Services web pages and links Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Strong Interest/Skills Confidence Inventory

CAREER AWARENESS AND EXPLORATION : 

CAREER AWARENESS AND EXPLORATION The Career Development Cycle Self Awareness & Assessment Career Awareness & Exploration

CAREER AWARENESS AND EXPLORATION : 

CAREER AWARENESS AND EXPLORATION In this step you have a chance to become aware of and assess: Occupational requirements Employment trends Community, family, leisure, and volunteer issues and needs Developments in current work environment Developments outside current work Global issues and implications

Career Awareness and Exploration Tools and Activities : 

Career Awareness and Exploration Tools and Activities Becoming aware of the possibilities “out there” is essential in this step. To do so you may: Read newspapers and magazines Keep up with news via radio, TV, and internet Use SCOIS, TTC Career Services and other internet resources Utilize Occupational Outlook Handbook Talk with experts in the field Ask questions

CAREER DECISION MAKING : 

CAREER DECISION MAKING The Career Development Cycle Self Awareness & Assessment Career Decision Making Career Awareness & Exploration

MAKING CAREER DECISIONS : 

MAKING CAREER DECISIONS This is the step when you pull together the information you have gathered and you: Establish goals (career and educational) Make plans to attain those goals Implement plans step-by-step Evaluate goals and progress continuously Adjust as you and/or situations change Continue to evaluate and re-prioritize

CAREER PLANNING AND PLACEMENT : 

CAREER PLANNING AND PLACEMENT The Career Development Cycle Self Awareness & Assessment Career Decision Making Career Planning & Placement Career Awareness & Exploration

CAREER PLANNING AND PLACEMENT : 

CAREER PLANNING AND PLACEMENT This part of the process comes after you have developed the skills necessary to pursue your career. At this time you need to: Develop good interviewing and job search skills; use Student Employment Services (SES) Once in a job: Continue to learn new skills Try to look at least five years ahead Maintain flexibility

The Cycle is Complete : 

The Cycle is Complete The Career Development Cycle Self Awareness & Assessment Career Decision Making Career Planning & Placement Career Awareness & Exploration

The Cycle is Complete : 

The Cycle is Complete Once you complete a cycle, a new world of possibilities may open for you. We wish you the best in your journey to a new and fulfilling career!

RESOURCES : 

RESOURCES Counseling and Career Development Services, Main Campus, Building 410/Room 210, 574-6131 Student Success Center, Berkeley Campus, Room 178, 899-8079 Student Success Center, Palmer Campus, Room 218, 722-5516 Student Employment Services, Main Campus, Building 430, 574-6119 Career Development Services Web Page

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