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Career Planning

Presented By, Arun Prakash.k

Career planning is a lifelong process, which includes choosing an occupation, getting a job, growing in our job, possibly changing careers, and eventually retiring. The Career Planning offers coverage of all these areas. Career planning focus on career choice and the process one goes through in selecting an occupation. This may happen once in our lifetimes, but it is more likely to happen several times as we first define and then redefine ourselves and our goal


Use human resources effectively and achieve greater productivity Reduce employees turn over Improve employee morale and motivation

Meet the immediate and future human recourse needs of the organization
on a timely basis

Career planning is the continuous process of:

thinking about your interests, values, skills and preferences;

exploring the life, work and learning options available to you; ensuring that your work fits with your personal circumstances; and continuously fine-tuning your work and learning plans to help you manage the changes in your life and the world of work.

You can revisit and make use of this process all the way through your career.

career planning process

The career planning process has four steps:

knowing yourself
finding out

making decisions
taking action

knowing yourself

finding out

taking action

making decisions


It helps gives perspective

It helps people focus

It keeps people on track It makes you want to win

Short Term Planning

Short term career planning focuses on a timeframe ranging from the coming year to the next few years.

Here are the steps to creating a short term career plan: 1.Identify your next career move. Narrow down the choices and focus on one or two careers. 2.Conduct detailed career research and gather information on the careers that most interest you. 3.Pinpoint the qualifications you need to move to the next step in your career or to make the move to a new career path.

4.Compare your current profile with the qualifications developed in step 3. How far apart are the two profiles? F fairly well-matched, it may be time to switch to a job search 5.Develop a plan to get qualified. Make a list of the types of qualifications you need to enhance your standing for your next career move. Develop a timeline and action pan for achieving each type, being sure o set specific goals and priorities.

Long Term Planning

Long term career planning: Involves a planning of five years or longer and a broader set of guidelines and preparation. Should be more about identifying and developing core skills that employers will always value while developing your personal and career goals in broad strokes. Identifying career Trends: How you prepare for future career changes and developments. Conducting research on careers.