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Planning for a Career (Career Action Plan) by Rachel Toia (10429515) This information helps me to plan my future by breaking down all the steps required, and allowing me to build on my knowledge by researching these various options. by Mind Map: Planning for a Career (Career Action Plan) by Rachel Toia (10429515)  This information helps me to plan my future by breaking down all the steps required, and allowing me to build on my knowledge by researching these various options.

1. Research different occupations

1.1. Location

1.1.1. Whether you'll have to move around as part of training / job

1.1.1.1. Relocation expenses

1.2. Researching options

1.2.1. Best opportunities

1.2.1.1. Career progression

1.2.2. Obtaining impartial information

1.2.2.1. Progression

1.2.2.2. Working conditions

1.2.2.3. Minimum qualifications

1.3. Minimum qualifications

1.4. Reading companies literature

1.5. Specific jobs

1.5.1. Apply (successfully) for suitable jobs

1.5.1.1. Continue to gain experience

1.5.1.1.1. Continue professional development (CPD)

1.5.2. Contact specific company

1.5.2.1. Someone already in position

1.5.2.1.1. Friend

1.5.2.1.2. Someone you've met socially

1.5.2.1.3. Job fairs

1.5.2.1.4. On site visits

1.5.2.2. Write

1.5.2.3. Email

1.5.2.4. Human Resources / Personnel

1.5.3. Job placement / Internships / Summer work

1.5.3.1. First-hand experience

1.5.3.1.1. May gain referees or job references

1.5.3.2. Job-shadowing schemes

1.5.3.2.1. Find out more about eachother

1.5.4. Perks

1.5.4.1. Share ownership or profit-sharing schemes

1.5.4.2. Company car

1.5.4.3. Private medical care

1.5.4.3.1. Health club membership

1.5.5. Supply / demand

1.5.5.1. Higher pay if scarcity

1.5.5.1.1. Oversupply of graduates to fill position

1.6. Security of position

1.6.1. Notice period

1.6.2. Full time / part time / casual

2. Long-term goals / aspirations

2.1. Personality tests

2.1.1. www.careerplanner.com

2.1.2. www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/careers/index.shtml

2.1.3. Find out what careers will suit you best

2.2. Where would you like to be in 10/15 years?

2.2.1. Work life

2.2.1.1. View

2.2.2. Private life

2.3. Professional life

2.3.1. Personal View

2.3.1.1. Clear

2.3.1.2. Hazy

2.3.1.2.1. High Salary

2.3.1.2.2. Options

2.3.1.2.3. Caring / ethical dimension

2.3.1.2.4. Team work

2.3.1.2.5. Power / influence

2.3.1.2.6. Long lived / secure career

2.3.1.2.7. Short lived / higher rewarded career

2.4. Private life

3. Employability

3.1. Up to date CV / Resume

3.1.1. Time consuming to produce from scratch

3.1.2. Tailor for every position you apply for

3.2. Subject knowledge

3.2.1. Subject specific

3.3. Generic and career management skills

3.4. Personal qualities

3.4.1. Examples / evidence

3.4.1.1. Should be supported by references from employers

3.4.1.1.1. Ask before you leave position

3.5. Motivations

3.5.1. Values

3.5.1.1. Do they match theirs?

4. Qualifications

4.1. Post grad, etc.

4.1.1. Cost

4.1.2. Ask tutors

4.1.2.1. Recommend courses / institutes

4.1.3. Certain standards to uphold to

4.1.3.1. Fallback plan

4.1.4. Closing dates 3-6 months before end of your current course

4.1.4.1. Apply in advance

4.2. University careers service

4.2.1. Confidential meetings

4.2.1.1. May have specialist knowledge about particular careers

4.2.2. Access to files / computer software for research purposes

4.2.2.1. Information on vacation employment

4.2.3. Career fairs

4.2.4. Seminars

4.2.5. Workshops

4.2.5.1. Resume Writing

4.2.5.2. Interview technique

4.3. Type of degree you undertake

4.3.1. How hard you work to obtain the degree

4.4. Match skills & knowledge to career aspirations