If you are considering enrolling into college, I’ll bet you have already chalked up the financial implication. In addition to this, there is also the time cost, as schooling really takes up a lot of someone’s time. If you are getting this job training for a career that is actually worth its salt, then you have basically nothing to fear and you are moving in the right direction. If, however, you are signing up for the wrong career, then there are other less injurious ways to ruin your life. The next question that is probably on your minds now is this: how do I know that the career u am training for has prospects, and stands the chance of expanding in the future?
That is why there are many career and training schools all over America. They are basically there to make sure you make the right career choice, as they have anticipated this particular question. They have come to terms with the fact that true success is measured by the number of graduates who are able to get the jobs that suit them and give them room to rise up the career ladder. Therefore, when they experience the joy of having their graduates placed in positions of high repute, they know that they are actually making impact. And if the reverse occurs, they are literally dragging their name in the mud. Therefore, they do not like this to happen and work to making your career dreams a reality.
The next big q is: how do the career schools themselves know which career training is best? Well, it is no big secret; they simply look at the way things are going and make the required deduction from the trend of events. In any even, the best way to get these statistics is from the U.S, government itself. By this we are referring to the Labor department which has a specified division which is called the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS has a lot of info on the current trend in the career sector on their website. This information is free, and anyone that wants to can get it.
In their publication, there is a part called the “Job Outlook”. This part of the publication of the BLS is focused majorly on giving statistics on the possible potential of the particular job over the years. This is the part of the publication that the career colleges look out, study and use in their final analysis.
They use it to detect growing career. For instance they once found a publication which showed that there was a 365 increase in the employment of dentists, and this trend is most likely to continue unto the year 2018. Therefore, this, to them is a growing career. It means that even in this season of economic meltdown, the field of dentistry is doing well.
Achieving your career goals are not as far off as they may seem. With the many workforce training programs available as a result of the damaged economy, there is no better time than now to pursue the career you have been waiting for. This article will show you how to strive to achieve your career goals.
Confess with Your Mouth and Write with Your Pen
How many times have you conjured up this great idea, only to forget it hours later because you did not write it down? It has been said many times over that writing things down solidifies plans. ‘To do lists’ that are written are completed more than ‘to do lists’ that are just thought about. Just ‘thinking’ about how to strive to achieve your career goals, it is like seeing the car you want but not getting inside to test-drive it. Inside the car, you can see and touch the features, feel the comfort of the seats and experience the smooth tyre performance. Writing down your career goals not only gives you a tangible promise (by seeing it on paper), as you write, it sketches a blueprint on your brain.
Draft a career plan and include a step by step plan of action that you will use as your motivator while striving to achieve your career goals. Start with the big picture as the introduction or overview of your career plan, then work your way through the picture, mapping out classes you may need to take or degree programs you need to complete. Be sure to use a time line – this will help you to manage deadlines, and put a little fire under you if you begin to fall behind. Make your career plan as detailed as possible, including names of people who may be able to help you reach your goal. Finally, include a checklist to check off every milestone you complete. Remember to be realistic about your goals and time line.
Update Your CV and Knowledge
Chances are you are currently using skills that you have not added to your resume. A side note about resumes – they should be tailored to your career goals. Be sure to list accomplishments and responsibilities that have prepared you for the career advancement you seek. If your current job is in the same field of your career goal, check with your employer’s Human Resources department to see what training programs (if any) are available to support employee development. Subscribe to publications specific to your desired career field. There are many free publications such as e-newsletters, free online memberships where you just register with an email address giving the organization permission to contact you with news and information; and associations catering to your field. These publications keep you abreast of trends and other changes in your area. This is a type of self-training.
Review Your Plan and Progress
After writing your career plan and you begin to execute the action items listed in your plan, review your plan monthly, quarterly or annually. Going back to your plan keeps your career goal in the forefront of your mind and will allow you to see how close you are to achieving your career goals, and make changes if necessary. Remember that discouragement may come and it is natural. When it does, reread your career plan overview (the big picture) and get back on track.