Step 1: Where Am I Now?

Before any career navigation can commence, it is typically good practice to consider your current position; there are many things to consider.

Step 1 invites you to:

  • Explore the information, tools, and resources provided on this page
  • Consider your current position
  • Reflect on your current strengths, values and skill set
  • Develop concise written statements related to your goals and add them to Section 1 of your Career Development Plan

Having an inventory or list of the above criteria can go a long way in assisting you in determining your starting point (or continuing progress) for your career navigation.

We invite you to consider some thought provoking questions:

  • Where am I now in regards to my career?
  • What is my view of current situation?
  • What have been my experiences to date?
  • What types of work do I enjoy most?
  • What skills come to me naturally?
  • What do I think my strengths/assets are? (Skills, knowledge, talents, interests)?
  • What are some things people ask me to help with?
  • What do I do well?
  • What appeals to me?
  • What are my values? (work/life)
  • Do I like to lead, work with people as a team or work alone (with data or text)?
  • Do I like working face to face with customers or back office work?
  • How do I feel when I think about my ideal job (excited, motivated, fear)?
  • Is there anything getting in my way of achieving what I want?

See the sidebar for resources and tools to assist you in answering these questions.

We now invite you to complete Section 1 in your Career Development Plan.

Step 2: Where Do I Want to Go?