Ways To Plan Your Career

Time to start thinking about job hunting in 2013, here’s something to shake up your thinking.

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Career planning is an inherently difficult task because there are so many factors. At some point, we yearn to do something meaningful, live comfortably, and grow as a person. Here are some of the strategies I have come up with:

Some counselors suggest the “passion theory”.The key to occupational happiness is to first figure out what you’re passionate about and then find a job that matches this passion (according to Cal Newport). Sometimes the passion theory works, and sometimes the passion theory does not work.

Some counselors suggest the “self-awareness approach”. Take a personality and/or strengths test to learn more about you and your core competencies, and use the results to plan your career. These tests are becoming more popular because they are accessible through the internet and do not take long to complete.

Some counselors suggest the “product to market approach”. Assess the employment market and…

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