The foundation of career planning is in knowing yourself.
During the job search process, there are situations that are beyond our control, so we must concentrate on what we can control.
Before starting any project and above all, in order to develop professionally, we must first be clear about our objectives and goals to meet, both in our personal and work life, that is, carry out an introspection, answering where we see ourselves, what we see ourselves doing and what do we want to obtain from here a certain period.
What is career planning
Career planning is an ongoing process in which a person sets career goals and identifies the means to achieve them. The foundation of career planning is knowing yourself. The primary focus of career planning should be to match personal goals and abilities with the opportunities that are actually available.
10 tips to a successful career
So, we leave you 10 tips for successful professional development.
Build your life map
Set possible goals, some guiding questions that can help you: Where do I want to go? What do I want to achieve? When? Where do I want to live? Where do I want to work? In what conditions do I want to work? more important; What can I offer a company? What are my capabilities? What knowledge do I have?
Networking is the key to being an outstanding environmental professional is to have a professional circle that challenges you to grow by acquiring new knowledge. Make yourself known, show your achievements and skills.
There are countless portals and content to acquire, there is always much more knowledge, techniques and methods to learn.
Open your mind to new horizons
The routine, the definition of functions and other factors, many times make us stay in our comfort zone, denying us new opportunities. Get to know new industries.
Generate positive habits
Development involves changes and these require persistence. In many cases you will have to change your habits and apply new routines, so you will need to be consistent with the decisions you make.
Improve your communication skills
It is not the same to transmit a message, that it can really be understood and executed as correspondence. Learning to communicate also implies learning to listen and empathize with other professionals, managing to build better ideas. To learn to communicate it is essential that you acquire the habit of reading.
Participate as volunteers
Being part of the action is a great way to network, learn about other realities, projects, tools and ways of working as a team.
A professional who can communicate in more than one language to access international knowledge and has even greater ease in solving problems.
Acquire international experience
Expanding your vision of the world, improve your tolerance to challenges, discover other methods to solve problems, be much more patient, become more analytical, learn to work with new resources, and the ability to adapt culturally, are some of the advantages you acquire by living an international experience.
Do not lock yourself in the university
Formal education is important but it will not be your long list of academic achievements that will get you a job, but how you put them into practice. So, do not lock yourself up in the university or in any type of educational center, it does not matter so much what you learn but how you use it to solve social-environmental problems in the community.
Irrespective of what your dream job is, you can always achieve them by diligently following the above steps which was collated from years of research and studies.
When it comes to choosing your dream job, don’t bother too much about money and stress, and don’t endlessly self-reflect to find that one thing you’re truly passionate about.
Rather, choose something that helps others, get good at it and keep improving. It’s best for you, and it’s best for the world.