Career management

individual and organizational role

“The happiest people in the world are those who all year long do what they would like to do during their summer vacation.

Mark Twain

Career Management is a “hot” topic in the business world, but how many people really think about the meaning of the concept of who is responsible, and especially how to effectively manage their career development. If you ask your friends what they do to manage their career, how many of them can give a coherent answer to this question?

Career management largely means a good balance between the use and development of your own knowledge, skills and experience to plan and analyze the labor market, and through these activities be put in situations that allow you to take advantage of the proposed professional opportunities.

The process of career management starts with setting a specific goal. This task can be too much trouble for someone who has no knowledge of opportunities for professional development and/or is not fully aware of their talents and abilities. In those cases of extreme importance is the inclusion of HR specialist or career counselor to express a professional and adequate post on the above subject on the basis of preparation of career assessments to be step in identifying opportunities and career paths.

Our advice to you!

Look at career management as a set of four consecutive activities – “career planning”, “organizing activities towards building and career development”, “personal leadership action”, “personal control over career development.”

Step 1:

Make a plan for career development that will help you get the answer to questions like, “Where am I now?”, “Where do I want to be?”, “What steps to take to accomplish my desires for a career?”. The answers to these questions will help you look at yourself and self-reflective, you can adequately plan your career objective and take concrete actions to implement them.

Step 2

You have prepared your career development plan, now take the steps to organize your actions.

  • Investigate different options for training within the company and outside it;
  • Take appropriate actions, so that the steps in your draft plan will not only remain written on paper, but will be measurable with concrete actions and results;
  • Build and maintain a network of personal relationships, surrounding yourself with people that will have similar professional interests and will be able to discuss specific ideas with you and expand your knowledge.

Step 3

Follow your personal career development guide that is built based on your own ideas, selfmotivation, insporation, growth, leadership, etc.  This way you will not lose your own views and idea of what you want to be and how to achieve goals without plotted lose yourself..

Step 4

This is perhaps the most important and complex step that incorporates two equal factors “personal career achievements” and “corporate career achievements” which in certain situations may cause uncertainty and hesitation in you, but at the same time would show you whether your choice of a particular profession or the execution of a formal work order are on the same “frequency”.

Remember that the original career plan can tolerate adjustments and we are all aware that it is not possible to predict everything. If you regularly monitor your career plan, you can control and make decisions for new, more adequate to the situation actions and resources.

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