Before you dive in, you should be mindful of your existing skills as you begin to define your career plan. Exploring the job market will be so much easier that way!
First, look at your professional development to recall your achievements, list your skills and evaluate your strengths. In other words, take note of everything you’ve acquired through your professional and personal experiences so far.
Doing this will strengthen your confidence in yourself and your talents!
As the adage goes, “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you can’t know where you’re going.”
Based on this assessment, you’ll then be able to determine your career plan. You will be able to not only identify your target profession, but also your preferred industries, type of company and regions or countries. Your plan should of course be adapted to your personal ambitions as well as your skills, experiences and abilities.
Lastly, you’ll explore the job market to find out what it can offer and what may suit you best. The aim is to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. There are many moving parts in the work world. It’s up to you to monitor job offers, observe trends, take risks and meet new people. All this will help things fall into place and allow you to find what's right for you.