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What do you enjoy doing, and how are you uniquely qualified to build a rewarding career out of your interests, skills, and experience? In this course, author Valerie Sutton guides you through the process of proactively managing your career by identifying your options, needs, and interests.
Discover how to assess your experience, work-reward values, and qualifications, all with the goal of creating a robust career profile that charts your future growth. The course also shows how to fully investigate career options and perform a gap analysis in order to find key opportunities.
Once you have a strong career profile you're ready to start phase two, which is exploring career options. I recommend that you begin by investigating roles that you'll want to perform. A role is not the same as a job title. A role is the function or task that you will perform for an organization. For example, the skills a teacher uses in a university will be similar to the skills a corporate trainer uses at an insurance company. Exploring roles can be one of the most difficult steps since many people define themselves by job positions they've previously held.
Don't limit yourself to your previous titles. Instead look at your transferable skills and qualifications as they fit into many industries. You'll want to examine your skills and qualifications and try to fit them into broad categories. Let me show you two examples of what I mean. Let's take management as our first example. Managers enjoy directing and coordinating a broad range of projects as well as managing people. A person with this skill set and qualifications could investigate a variety of industries.
You can manage a retail store, a group of web developers, or a division in a hospital. A second example is teaching or training. People that enjoy teaching love to convey information to students and develop effective learning tools and techniques. In this example you could teach at a university, train people at a corporation, or teach at an elementary school. Where you teach will depend on the knowledge and qualifications that you want to use. These are just a few of the broad categories that you could consider.
In the next video I'll share some tools to help you research potential roles.
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