Jul 31, 2019 - 01:05 PM
Many people go through life without a clear direction of what they want to accomplish. At some point, they begin to realize that they haven't achieved what they would have liked to. This can happen mid-career and can cause quite a lot of strain on a person. If you take the time to plan your career, you will be less likely to have this negative experience.
If you're wondering where to start with career planning, there are a few resources to consider. First, if you can find mentors in your field (or the fields you're interested in), you can learn quite a lot.
Another great resource is LinkedIn. If you are interested in having a certain type of job, research people on LinkedIn who have that job today. What sort of education did they get? What types of jobs prepared them for their current job? You can learn quite a bit from reading the LinkedIn profiles of people who are on a career trajectory you might want to be on, too.
You may also want to consider doing research on sites such as Glassdoor.com. These career websites share what a typical salary is for a certain job. And, you should look up your university's "post-graduation report." A post-graduation report outlines which companies graduates are working at now and how much they're making.
Another option is career coaching. Search for career coaches in the city you live in, and check their rates via their websites. You can also search for career coaches who do counseling solely online. Career coaching can be pricey, but it can also be incredibly eye-opening and very helpful.
The more research you can do, the easier it will be to plan your career. And, the more likely you will be to achieve your career goals.