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									CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    Counseling and Career
    Development Services
            WELCOME
We know that starting your first career , or
 changing careers, can be an overwhelming
 process. This presentation is designed to
 introduce you to some basic career
 development concepts, as well as to give you
 a preview of what the process will be like.
 Please sit back and enjoy the presentation.
    WHAT IS A CAREER?
•A career is a person’s chosen profession
 or occupation. The general course or
 progression of your working life or your
 professional achievement. A career may
 include several jobs.
     The Career Development
             Process
The career development process involves four
   basic steps:
1. Self -awareness and assessment
2. Career awareness and exploration
3. Career decision-making
4. Career planning and placement
      The Career Development
              Process
Working with your career development
 counselor and following the process
 explained here may be the key to a successful
 career.

Note: This process occurs in a cycle, so don’t be
 surprised if you go through it several times
 during your lifetime!
The Career Development Cycle
         Self Awareness &
            Assessment

          The Career
         Development
            Cycle
            Career Decision
               Making
SELF-AWARENESS AND
    ASSESSMENT
    Self Awareness &
       Assessment

      The Career
     Development
        Cycle
   SELF-AWARENESS AND
       ASSESSMENT
•This first step is   •Interests
 very important, it   •Abilities and skills
 allows you to        • Aptitudes
 become               •Values
 aware, clarify and   •Priorities
 assess your :
                      •Aspirations
                      •Personality
   Self-Assessment Tools that a TTC
     Counselor Might Recommend
• South Carolina Occupational Information
  System - SCOIS
• Holland’s Self-Directed Search (SDS)
  Paper/pencil or web-based
• Career Development Services web pages and
  links
• Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
• Strong Interest/Skills Confidence Inventory
CAREER AWARENESS AND
    EXPLORATION
     Self Awareness &
        Assessment

       The Career
      Development
         Cycle
  CAREER AWARENESS AND
      EXPLORATION
In this step you have a chance to become aware of
 and assess:
Occupational requirements
Employment trends
Community, family, leisure, and volunteer issues
 and needs
Developments in current work environment
Developments outside current work
Global issues and implications
  Career Awareness and Exploration
         Tools and Activities
Becoming aware of the possibilities “out there” is
  essential in this step. To do so you may:
• Read newspapers and magazines
• Keep up with news via radio, TV, and internet
• Use SCOIS, TTC Career Services and other internet
  resources
• Utilize Occupational Outlook Handbook
• Talk with experts in the field
• Ask questions
CAREER DECISION MAKING
      Self Awareness &
         Assessment

       The Career
      Development
         Cycle
         Career Decision
            Making
         MAKING CAREER
           DECISIONS
This is the step when you pull together the
  information you have gathered and you:
• Establish goals (career and educational)
• Make plans to attain those goals
• Implement plans step-by-step
• Evaluate goals and progress continuously
• Adjust as you and/or situations change
• Continue to evaluate and re-prioritize
CAREER PLANNING AND
    PLACEMENT
     Self Awareness &
        Assessment

      The Career
     Development
        Cycle
        Career Decision
           Making
   CAREER PLANNING AND
       PLACEMENT
This part of the process comes after you have
  developed the skills necessary to pursue your career.
  At this time you need to:
• Develop good interviewing and job search skills;
  use Student Employment Services (SES)
• Once in a job:
      Continue to learn new skills
      Try to look at least five years ahead
      Maintain flexibility
The Cycle is Complete
    Self Awareness &
       Assessment

     The Career
    Development
       Cycle
       Career Decision
          Making
      The Cycle is Complete
Once you complete a cycle, a new
 world of possibilities may open for
 you.

We wish you the best in your journey
 to a new and fulfilling career!
            RESOURCES
• Counseling and Career Development
  Services, Main Campus, Building 410/Room
  210, 574-6131
• Student Success Center, Berkeley Campus, Room
  178, 899-8079
• Student Success Center, Palmer Campus, Room
  218, 722-5516
• Student Employment Services, Main
  Campus, Building 430, 574-6119
• Career Development Services Web Page

								
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