Learning & Development blog
A career can be so much more than employment. A career can be the reason we get up in the morning. It can be what drives us every day. Career Development describes the process and journey between where we are today and where we need to be to have those feelings just mentioned.
Career Development is not just about ambition and it is not just about your income. It is about identifying the skills you have, the tasks you find enjoyable and matching those to find a career that makes you excited. The key to Career Development is knowing that we each have individual desires and values and not to get our own caught up in someone else’s. Building a career that is right for us, doesn’t mean following the career path our parents set out for us and it doesn’t always mean doing what is ‘expected’. It is about looking inside yourself and finding your passion and then mapping a way to get to where you want to go.
What if we don’t really know what we want as our career? That’s ok! A Career Development Consultant can walk us through the process of identifying our desires, goals and ambitions and facilitate the thought process of choosing a direction for the future. A Career Development Consultant will help sift through all the baggage of the daily grind and really help pinpoint what makes us happy.
The next step is to explore the options that may present themselves. The Career Development Consultant guides investigations into various industries and job roles, at multiple levels to help us plan out what steps we may take next, and after that, and maybe well into the future. Through a process of illumination, a plan will be set to help guide the progression of our career to get to our ultimate goals.
It is important to remember that everyone’s Career Development Plan is different and it may even change along the way. Career Development is not a competition and it is not a destination, it is the process we take to get to the job we want, to ensure every morning we wake up with a spring in our step. Working doesn’t have to be a bore or a chore!