Charting a Career Course

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2008, 11:50 am

(Total length: 57 min, 30 sec | 6-part series)

Learn how to develop a career plan in this 6-part video series from professional career advisors Lori Thomas and Jeff Robek.

According to Thomas:

Trying to determine what our career path is going to be is one of the toughest decisions that we're faced with. There's a lot on the line when you're thinking about what you want to be when you grow up. There are so many opportunities ... and ... so many outcomes ... that we want to be sure that we do this in a planful way.

In this program cosponsored by The Ohio State University Career Exploration Office, Thomas and her colleague Robek discuss career development. In their presentation, Thomas and Robek outline seven steps for completing a career transition, including:

  1. Awareness of Need for Decision
  2. Evaluate Self
  3. Identify Alternative Careers
  4. Research Alternative Careers
  5. Make Tentative Choice
  6. Address Barriers
  7. Implement Your Plan

Thomas and Robek walk you through these steps to help you find a match between yourself and the world of work and to show you the actions you can take to create your life's work.

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