Career Assessment Tips

Career Planning

Planning, organizing and exploring career possibilities can generate highly productive outcomes. Having a strategy also differentiates between seeking a job and pursuing a career. Regardless of your background, a carefully orchestrated plan will enable you to surmount challenges and lead you to rewarding career opportunities. The following is a brief outline of areas Resume World's consultants discuss with clients in order to provide a superior service.

Strategy

The strategy is comprised of self-assessment, compilation of skill sets, research into areas of career opportunities, development of your marketing tool (resume, covering letters, etc.) and targeting of employers

Self-assessment

Self-assessment is an important cornerstone for achieving success. Carefully evaluate your likes and dislikes. Some indication can be given by the types of activities you choose for fun, your hobbies and other areas of special interests.

Compiling Skills

Next is the assessment of your skills. These skills can be gathered from work, volunteer and other experiences. Also, evaluate your academic status and the resulting skills/knowledge.

When your assessment is complete, devise a plan that includes a particular focus on complementary enjoyment/skills patterns. If done properly, you will be surprised at the amount of skills that are suitable and applicable for careers within your field of interest.

Career Research

Finally, research the areas relating to your interests. You may find that you need to arm yourself with additional skills in the future to ensure your success. Make note of these for future growth, but be creative in utilizing existing skills to meet immediate needs.

Resume Development

Organize your experience and skills sets into a resume format that best suit your background experience and target markets. Tell potential employers what you have done and what you are capable of doing. List quantifiable results such as revenues you have generated, money or time you have saved previous employers. This shows how your abilities and talents can assist an organization. Your resume should clearly reflect your skills, experience, education and accomplishments to potential employers.

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