Career planning process

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Do-it-yourself career planning steps

The career planning process can help you in your quest to find a satisfying career. Our career development model walks you through the steps to forge your own career path.

Guiding principles

  • Trust the process. It may seem more confusing initially but trust that clarity will come.
  • Risk is involved. We all get comfortable, even in a job that we don’t like. This process involves stepping out of your comfort zone and into your stretch zone.
  • Be curious. Curiosity really helps us in this process. What are you curious about? Follow the thread to see where it takes you.
  • Action is key. People want to have it “all figured out” before taking action. But you can’t figure it out until you take action.
  • Have fun. Enjoy the process.

Feeling like you have moved straight from the comfort zone to the panic zone? Make an appointment with one of our career counselors.

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