Take charge of your career
What are you going to be when you grow up?
It’s that time of year where exams wrap up, and students become adults. You’re entering the world of work, starry eyed and no doubt a little overwhelmed. There are so many options available, how do you choose?
You’ll spend a large portion of your life working, so it’s important that you enjoy your career choices. A key way to do this is to make the right choices for you and know what to expect. Knowledge is power and the more you know about your career path, the more you can eliminate the unexpected.
Your career is…
More than just a job
A career is your future, not just a job. You can develop skills that can help make your future a success from a range of activities, not just paid employment. Likewise, you can use the skills you learn to help you in a wide array of activities you enjoy, not just work.
A lifelong journey
Think of your future as constantly evolving. As you grow and your interests change, so too will your career. It’s important that you’re aware of and comfortable with this so you can achieve happiness in your career.
The High Five of Career development
The High Five of Career Development are 5 tips to help you navigate your future.
- Change is constant;
- Learning is ongoing;
- Focus on the journey;
- Know yourself, believe in yourself, follow your heart; and
- Access your allies.
These might not make much sense at the moment… so keep an eye out for our blog posts in coming days where we’ll explain them in more detail.
In the meantime, these videos thanks to NCDW are oldies but goodies when it comes to navigating your future!
MAS Free Guidance
MAS National offer free career guidance that is tailored to meet your needs and interests. Our caring consultants work with you to help guide you through the next steps in your journey.