How will you follow through on your interests and decisions, and move forward in your career?
Once you’ve thought about where you are headed, you’ll need to:
- organise your ideas with action goals and/or a career readiness plan
- make good on your commitments and decisions
- stay true to your values and idea of success
- achieve what you set out to do.
Of course, things don’t always go to plan… and as circumstances change, new opportunities arise.
So try and keep your overall aims in mind, and be open to new possibilities that could help you realise your goals.
You can stay motivated and manage change by being well-organised, resilient, flexible and open to learning as you go.
1. GET AN OVERVIEW
2. FIND OUT MORE
Take a look at online courses, talks and other ways you can develop your career interests and professional knowledge…
- La Trobe on itunesU
- Coursera and Open 2 Study offers free online courses from top universities
- ABC Radio National
- The Wheeler Centre
- TED talks
- Understand why career resilience matters (and how to develop this useful trait)
- Learn about Resilience and Career Development
- See what Dr Ann Villiers has to say about the role of resilience in the workplace
- Take a lesson from Amanda Griffiths on changing with the times
- Find out How to Future Proof Your Career from Carole Brown
- Learn about the concept of ‘planned happenstance’ or how to make your own luck
- Discover how to make the most out of luck in your career and life
- Find out how action goals can bring luck to career planning
3. TAKE ACTION
Apply what you’ve learnt in this topic to your own career interests and situation by completing the following activities.
Reflect on the ideas you’ve considered while working through this module. Refer back to the ‘Your Career & You’ booklet you used in the topic on ‘Knowing Yourself’ and other notes you’ve made.
- What’s important to you?
- What opportunities are available to you currently? In the near future?
- What do you want to do next?
- What time limits do you need to consider?
- How will you get there?
- What resources will you need?
Create a Career Readiness Plan so you can address your current career priorities in manageable steps.