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The time may come in life when we may want a better career, but what does it involve? Working on a new career is commonly referred to as career development, which may include planning, decision-making, and acquiring a sense of personal direction. To get there, it is most important to know where we want to go. For many people, planning an entire life of work may seem like an insurmountable task. Career counseling and development can help ease the burden and provide guidance toward this very important objective.
Typically, career development includes the following elements:
A set of tests can help determine personality, skills we are most like to use, inner motivation, and our areas of interest. A critical aspect of career choice, the initial assessment helps find the right direction and can help ensure career satisfaction.
When a job is simply a way to earn a paycheck, not many decision-making skills are needed to determine which job pays best and has the best working hours. Career development includes learning better decision-making skills that will stop us from floating aimlessly through things, from feeling boredom, frustration, depression, or poor relationships with friends and family. Deciding to put an end to having just a job and deciding to find a a real career requires determination. With the right guidance, it becomes an achievable goal.
A career is more than just a job. Apart from making a living, a career gives us satisfaction in what we are doing and excitement about what it can lead to. Most people will simply show up for a job, whereas those who have a career will generally invest more of their time and effort with a sense of purpose, direction and fulfillment.
Career planning and development can help anyone get on the right path toward better stewardship of personal assets and more satisfaction out of life.