Planning your career is a daunting task. How can you know what you want to do for the next 40 years? Will the world even be the same in 40 years? Unlikely!
In times gone by choices were simpler. If you were destined for a professional career such as teaching, law or medicine, the routes were closely delineated. The path was clearly laid out, you just had to follow it.
Or you would follow your father into a trade such as carpentry or building or plumbing. Again there were apprenticeships, and the path was clear.
Or you were a clerical or manual worker, again not a lot of career planning involved.
In today’s world though life is much more complex. There are literally thousands of jobs, and they evolve and change every year.
Every week! What is a career? So what are we trying to identify, plan and control. And why?
Essentially you are looking for a way to make a living, to provide yourself and your loved ones with an income, place to live, comfort and security, cars and holidays.
But there is something else too. How we earn our living means more than that. It is how we define ourselves. How we spend a large percentage of our lives.
It is part of our sense of self, and also how we are going to spend a huge proportion of our lives.
And after all the work you put into your degree you want to find a great job that allows you to employ your knowledge. And you want to be financially independent.
How can you get it right? And what if you get it wrong? Continue reading Business Tips: How do you plan your career? – Career Advice For Graduates