What Is Career Development?
Career development is a process that forms a person’s work identity, usually a significant part of human development that spans over one’s individual lifetime. Career development starts by choosing a profession and then getting the required education and training.
Factors & Barriers That Influence Career Development;
Personal Characteristics
Financial Resources
Financial Obligations
Lack of Support From Family

There are step by step guides to choosing a career which will be listed and discussed below;
Assessing Yourself: Includes your values, interest, soft skills and aptitude in combination with your personality (use self assessment tools sometimes called career test to gather info about your person and subsequently generate a list of occupations that are a good fit based on your outcome.
Make A List of Occupations To Explore
Explore The Occupations on Your List: Get some basic information about each of the occupation listed that is knowing the pros and cons of the occupation, considering also the advancement opportunities and the market as well.
Create a short list: Remove your list everything with duties that doesn’t appeal to you, then eliminate career that have a weak job out looks, get rid of any occupation if you are unable to OR unwilling to fulfil the educational or other requirements or if you lack skills necessary to succeed in it.
Conduct Information Interviews: This helps you to get first hand information about the career in view, get an in-depth information about it.
Make your choice career: After doing all your research, you are probably ready to make a choice. Choose the occupation that you think will bring to you the most satisfaction based on all the information you have gathered.
Identify and make clear your goals(long and short term): Doing this will allow you eventually work in your chosen field.
Write a career action plan: A career action plan is a road map that takes you from choosing an occupation to becoming employed in that occupation to reaching your long term goals.
When writing a career action plan that’s lays out all the steps you will have to take to reach your goals, this plan will take you from one point and then lead you to the other. When writing this plan, don’t forget to look into likely barriers or challenges that could get in your way of achieving your goals and ways you can overcome.

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