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Want to change your career? here are the tips to help you

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by carmel, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. carmel

    carmel JF-Expert Member

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    The following is a "Checklist" used to evaluate, assess and explore new and different occupations. Please be prepared to do extensive research as part of this process. These tips are listed in the order that you should explore. This is an independent research project, done at your leisure, with a goal in mind…to find 3-5 new occupations that you might want to pursue. This addresses complete career change, rather than just changing your industry during a job search.

    qIdentify your professional and personal strengths (list at least 5 - 10 and prioritize them)

    qDescribe the elements of the ideal job (including working environment, responsibility level, working within a team or independently, etc.

    qMake a list of your likes and dislikes when it comes to the type of work you like, the desirable working environment and the kinds of people you want to be with during work.

    qList the 3 most important values to you in your life that would affect your work. i.e. independence/autonomy, lifestyle, family, security, power, leadership, influence, etc.

    qAsses yourself in order to have a better understanding of your personality preferences for work, life and getting along with co-workers and bosses.

    qOr utilize the book Do What Your Are by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger to identify your Myers Briggs type and apply as described above.

    qUsing your MBTI, review the various profiles for your type in the above-mentioned book. Confirm your strengths, common threads and review the Popular Occupations that other MBTI types like you excel in. Are these areas you would or have considered?

    qIdentify the areas of interest: Government , Corporate or Private Industry, Non-profit areas, Other. Many books can be found on these subjects (ask for books on Working in Non-Profit Organizations or Positions working for the Government, etc.) in your local bookstore.

    qFurther identify specific industries such as: Telecommunications, Financial Services, Technology, Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, etc.

    qIdentify 5 - 10 occupations that interest you once you've identified areas of interest from your Independent Research Project.

    qWell you should be on information overload by now. And, rightly so!
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