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.