February 23, 2015
Why do we need to plan our career? Can’t we just let our destiny do the chore? Hiring managers and Human Resource personnel often hear these questions from their staff and applicants when the topic career plan is being talked about.
So, in order to address this topic, they hold seminars on how to plan one’s career properly. Here are some of the topics that must be tackled in a career planning seminar:
###Start With Yourself
You would be asked by an applicant, “Why should I attend a career planning seminar?” Then, you would think for a minute and would answer, “It is almost half of your life.” Well, indeed. A person’s career comprises nearly half of his or her life so it is really necessary to take some time to plan one’s career.
As a hiring manger, you need to encourage applicants to learn how to decide on their own. Tell them to choose a career that is related to their passion because they can only excel if they love what they are doing. In addition to this, make them realize the consequences when they choose a career that they don’t love.
###Seek A Career Advisor
It is what you are here for. Tell them what you can do to help them. As a Human Resource Specialist, you know well how to assess applicants. By just the first few words they uttered and by the way they moved while talking, you could already tell what kind of career they want. In this way, you can already educate them about the available careers that are good for them.
##The 3 Stages Of Career Planning
It is very important that you educate your applicants and staff about the 3 stages of career planning. It will be very helpful to them as they go on with their career.
As an expert in the Human Resource field, you must explain to them how choosing a first job can impact their career in the years to come.
Your job now is to encourage them to not limit their career growth by providing concrete examples of successful people who have bravely pushed their fears away.
Majority of people under this stage have already retired from work. Hence, you should provide them the alternative careers that they can shift to after retirement. You can advise them to do some freelance works, open their own business or just work part-time.