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Career Planning


Self

  • Interests
  • Values
  • Roles
  • Skills/Aptitudes
  • Preferred Environments
  • Developmental Needs
  • Your realities

Options

  • Explore the occupations in which you are interested
  • Research the industries in which you would like to work
  • Research the Labor Market
  • Get more specific information after you narrow down your options by:
  • Job Shadowing
  • Part time work, internships, or volunteer opportunities
  • Written materials
  • Informational interviews

Match

  • During this phase of the process, you will:
  • Identify possible occupations
  • Evaluate these occupations
  • Explore alternatives
  • Choose both a short term and a long term option

Action

  • You will develop the steps you need to take in order to reach your goal, for example:
  • Investigating sources of additional training and education, if needed
  • Developing a job search strategy
  • Writing your resume
  • Gathering company information
  • Composing cover letters
  • Preparing for job interviews