Wednesday, September 29, 2010

From - Weds Waves

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail

CHICAGO, IL -- Career planning ideally should start during the final years of your education. If you are lucky and your educational institute has a "career guidance counselor" so much the better, as he/she can open a number of avenues for you depending upon your skills and temperament. If you did not have this luxury then you need to go it alone. Make sure to put an action plan together, use job search tools to organize your efforts while keeping in mind the following:

You must have some idea on what you want and in what sector you would like to make a career. Initially at ground level it is necessary to have a goal. This should be your personal mission. Once you know the type of job you want, educate yourself on the intricacies of this job. Attend seminars, courses etc and get to know about the job better. You may encounter some road blocks but NEVER give up. You must consider yourself as a commodity to be sold and sell yourself effectively by using a well constructed resume.

Do not look for a job which pays big money, instead look for one where you enjoy the work, as this will pay you back in the long run. Be positive in your interviews and convince the interviewers that you are capable of handling the job. If you find an opening in a different organization that suits your skills, do not hesitate to apply. Always be open minded and follow your instincts because sometimes a "gut feeling" works best. And finally, put your plans into action after thoroughly going through them and removing any kinks in them.

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