Last post December 10, 2019 10:02 AM by debora. 2 repiles.
i have just been employed in a bank as a career management officer, it is a new unit in the HR department of that bank, i am expected to kick-start the unit, formulate policies and generally make valuable contributions to the overall productivity of the unit and the bank as a whole..but i am a fresher..so..please i would greatly appreciate your help..thank so much.
Career management is conscious planning of one’s activities and engagements in the jobs one undertakes in the course of his life for better fulfilment, growth and financial stability. It is a sequential process that starts from an understanding of oneself and encompasses occupational awareness.
An individual’s career is the sole source of one’s natural expression of self. One school of thought describes work as the purpose of life and the source of one’s expression and the purpose of being or existence. Yet others believe that there is a wide difference between an individual’s career and his life. In any case, career is an integral component of one’s life and therefore the need for its management.
Career management is more or less like the organisational management; after all an organisation is nothing but an assortment of individuals! The process of career management begins with the formulation of goals and objectives those that are short term or meant to be achieved in the short run.
This is a tedious task compared to a long term career goal which is more or visionary in nature. Since the objective is short term or immediate, it is more of action oriented. Second it demands achievement every day, every moment. Again this step can be very difficult for those who are not aware of the opportunities available or are not completely conscious of their talents. However more specific, measurable and achievable the goals greater are the chances of the management plan bearing fruit.
Achievement of goal requires a well chalked strategy, which implies a plan of action to achieve the goal. This has to be followed by drafting or establishment of procedures / policies / norms or rules that govern action or practice.
The final step in the career management process is evaluation of the career management plan for ensuring that progress is being made or if there is a need to introduce some changes in the latter.
One may also utilize the services of various career assessment tests at various stages to choose career paths that are in tandem with ones likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. These tests range from ones that are small and brief to the ones that are exhaustive offering minute details. Some of the tests that one may like to undergo are MBTI (Myers and Briggs Type Indicator), SDI (Strength Deployment Inventory) and Multiple Intelligence among others.
Career Management is a life-long process of investing resources to accomplish your future career goals. It is a continuing process that allows you to adapt to the changing demands of our dynamic economy. The career management process embraces various concepts: Self-awareness, career development planning/career exploration, life-long learning, and networking.
Look at yourself to discover your interests, skills, personality traits, and values. You can start by asking yourself the following questions:
· Who are you?
· What interests you?
· What do you like to do?
· What are you good at doing?
· What do you value, what's important to you?
· What are your special assets, skills, and abilities?
· Who needs the talents, skills, and abilities you can provide?
· What work environment and/or arrangements make sense for you?
· What activities do I find fun, motivating, interesting, and enjoyable?
· What skills do you need to acquire to develop and manage your career?
· What personal style or characteristics do I have that are important to me in the work place?
Career Development Planning/Career Exploration
Career Development Planning is a process designed to help you to:
· Take the time to think about your job/career goals
· Focus on developing knowledge and skills for your current position and for future job opportunities
· Think about how you can utilize efficiently your strengths, talents, experience, and motivation – how can you use all of these aspects to increase your passion for work!
· Be the architect of your own career development plan – write your goals, make a decision to have a plan for your career development
· Discuss your career development goals with your manager
Once you have made a career decision, you need to plan how you will carry out that decision. A career plan provides vision, structure, direction, and motivation for your career management process.