Career Planning Tools

You can plan your career by looking at your strengths and weaknesses. Exploring your strength can be used as a great tool for career planning. Also, make sure to be honest to yourself when thinking about your strengths. Your strengths can include great school, work/internship experience, your characteristics and strong technical knowledge. A great school can show the employer that you have gained great educational opportunities. Your characteristics can let yourself know which career path you should take on. For example, if you are good at communication, you may direct yourself into a sales path. Your prior work/internship experience and technical knowledge can also direct you to a certain career path. Researching for the field that is specifically looking at your technical and personal strength can be very helpful too.

Collecting your weaknesses can be hard, but it is very helpful. Listing all your weaknesses can definitely show where you can start on your career planning. If you lack experience, you can always look for internships or part time jobs. This way, you can build up your skills and this will eventually turn into your strength. Your weak characteristics can help you narrow down different careers. For example, if you are not good at communication or if you don’t like interfering or talking to strangers much, you can disregard sales as one of your career options. Looking at the opportunities in your career path is also very important. Looking at the positive trends of different career paths can help you in which career to choose.

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