It Takes More Than One Step, But It Lasts a Lifetime
Education has been and will always be the path of success for any individual, and as the American writer Ralph Ellison said once “Education is all a matter of building bridges.”
It takes more than one step, more than one brick to build a bridge, and also to build your career which starts with education. You can build your career from within the organization that you work at or between different organizations, but before that it is significant that you understand the importance of your own personal development and of career planning. Career development is an ongoing process that will help you achieve more every day in any activity you do.
Ginzberg, Ginsburg, Axelrad and Herma theory (1951) proposes that it is a development path that leads to career choice. “Recognizing that vocational choice is influenced by four facts: the reality factor, the influence of the educational process, the emotional factor and individual values.”
If you are not sure what you want to do, take a step back and explore a little bit in your environment, your attitudes, the way you approach your problems and the different roles that you can take. This is the best way to start your career assessment and prepare your career development plan in which you decide where you want to be, what you want to do and what you can do to achieve it.
There are many ways in which you can develop your career and better yet, it is never too late to start. The most valuable thing is to be ready to face up to the wonderful future ahead of you. So as a first step you can always look for a career consultant to help you understand what your needs, skills, strengths and weaknesses are as well as to help you shape the career plan that can adjust to your life style and that can lead to long term satisfaction.
Of course it is always important to know what you are good at, so no matter if it is just the beginning of your career or if you are already in the process of developing it, an assessment test will help you look into those specific skills, likes, dislikes, abilities, among others that are important for you as a person to give the best of you in any work environment. This kind of assessment will also help you match your personality and interests with the areas and jobs that you could enjoy the most.
Always keep in mind that the world is in constant change and so there is a need for everyone to keep learning and keep growing in knowledge in order to compete and succeed in the job market.