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Transcript of Career Planning
See a careers consultant
Alex Carroll - Careers Consultant
Are you self-aware?
Discuss in pairs (5 mins):
What does self-awareness mean to you?
www.bcu.ac.uk/askus - iASK portal
Content of Session
The concept of ‘career planning'
Where do you see yourself in X years time?
Planning your networking
Additional useful resources
Bonus: What if money was no object?
A Career Planning Model
Who Am I? and Where Am I Going?
Knowing the '
' before you sell it
It's not whom you know...it's who knows
How can you increase self-awareness?
Discussion: 5 mins
What is networking?
How can you network?
What are the benefits?
A useful way of making goals more powerful is to use the SMART mnemonic:
– Specific (or Significant).
– Measurable (or Meaningful).
– Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
– Relevant (or Rewarding).
– Time-bound (or Trackable).
Where do you want to be in 10 years? 5 years? 2 years? 1 year?
How will you know if you have stayed on track?
Be an expert in your career area
Remind yourself why you are interested in this career, and this employer: enthusiasm is VERY important.
Prepare your questions!
Experience feeds into all
other areas of career planning.
How do you know your strengths and weaknesses if you haven't put them to the test?
It can help you discover which elements of working life you love/hate
Soft & Hard Skills
The Career Tree of
Om nom...yummy Job
Where are you going?
Which way should I go?
That depends on where you are going.
I don’t know.
Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Om nom nom...