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“What is career planning and how can it help me?”


Career planning is the ongoing process of thinking about and managing important decisions about your work and life. It helps you identify your interests, preferences, and strengths. It gives you the tools you need to consider priorities and evaluate options. And it helps you build a plan that gets you where you want to go.

Career planning involves 4 steps:

  1. Learning about yourself and your needs, values, interests, abilities, passions, preferences, strengths, and skills
  2. Exploring your options in learning, work, and life
  3. Making decisions that reflect your goals and priorities, your resources, and the realities of your situation
  4. Taking action in planned, manageable steps you can adjust to suit changing times

Career planning is an important skill that you’ll use throughout your life—as your goals, interests, and the world around you change. It can help you:

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