It is difficult to enjoy your career journey if you have not defined your career destination. In order to achieve a successful and fulfilling career, you need to set long-term goals. In order to accomplish those long-term goals, you need to set short-term objectives. But prior to any of these, self-reflection is essential.
The path to a successful career is defined by three steps:
- Conduct a self-assessment - Take inventory of the interests and values that define your career satisfaction, and the skills you possess or those you wish to develop.
- Explore your career options - Evaluate the careers that match your interests and values, and the skills needed to obtain those careers.
- Organize your job search - Identify jobs for which you wish to apply and the requirements to do so.