Career planning is the process of determining goals, SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threats) analysis and builds steps to achieve career goals.
After completion of University/College education, we start the job search without consideration of a career plan, we get a job but often lose better job opportunities, because we do not analyze pros and cons of the steps are to be taken in the career.
Everyone has different likes and dislikes when you build a career plan you have to find the area of interest such as which job would you like to do, and how you can develop your career with this interest, that will help you to define career aim.
SWOT analysis involves in the strength, weakness, job opportunity and threats analysis keep the relevant information which is to be considered during the job.
Considering strength analysis involves technical skill, communication skills, soft skills and other strength required to grab a better job. After an assessment of the strength, you will come to know the job profile you fit into.
In the professional world, weaknesses are considered as a lack of skill and capabilities requires for the job you look for. You should look out for weakness and skills which should be improved to make yourself a perfect candidate for the job.
For discovering the areas and scope of the skills what you have gained throughout your career, research is useful to acquire relevant information such as job opportunities, career growth, how you fit for this job profile, and skills required for the job. Through the opportunity analysis, you find a better career option.
Threat analysis involves collecting information about future career uncertainties such as employment gaps, switching careers or Job etc. After analyzing threats, you will have an idea to move your career path in the future to achieve professional growth.
After SWOT analysis you should make career aim in which profile you will like to build your career that is matched with your strength, skills, personality, and interests.
You should always aware of the technological changes and requirements of the industry so that you can build your career plan effectively.
Building a network with the professionals will help you to explore more career opportunities.
During the employment gap, learning skills will be a suitable option to fill the employment gap and achieve career goals.
You should find a career expert who can guide you to build a career plan effectively to face career challenges.