Set career goals to help with your future

Relationship goals, squad goals and even food goals are all the rage nowadays, but what about career goals? Why not set long term, life goals instead of just looking no further than your next pay packet?
I have always wanted a ‘job’ that will give me a future. PR offers many industries to get into: fashion, music, hospitality, construction, government, public sector, retail, science, education.. Need I go on?

Career planning is the continuous process of thinking about interests, values, skills and preferences; exploring the life, work and learning options available and ensuring that work fits with personal circumstances. Career planning helps realise ambitions and it helps focus on what should be done when thinking about a new career.
If you are interested in PR it is important to establish what the expectations are. PR practitioners need to be aware of current trends and issues. Keeping up to date with the w
orld around us is vital when advising clients and brainstorming ideas. Excellent writing skills are an essential as practitioners write releases, annual reports and newsletters on a daily basis.

Career Development Plan
Career Development Plan

• Good verbal and written communication skills
• An ability to multitask and manage time effectively
• A good level or organisation and planning
• An interest in all forms of media
• Flexibility

My ambition is to write regularly for magazines, newspapers and social media. As I am always looking to climb to the top, I would love to work in a city within a big company which offers big promotions and for me to progress in the work I do. Working within the Public Relations industry offers me a wealth of opportunities, where I could see myself organising and running events, participating in conversations on Twitter, writing and distributing press releases, placing stories in newspapers and magazines or worldwide and promoting some of the worlds exciting charities and brands.
When planning a career in advance, you should make an effort to make it happen and achieve far more than those who don’t! When building a practical strategy, you should always develop a clear strategy by having realistic expectations, determine goals, decide attainable actions and set priorities.

Self-assessment is a process of clarifying your values by discove
ring the relationship between various occupations and your own personality type and work, style, interests, career values and skills. If you are engaged in a self-assessment process early in your career, interests may have changed over time and may be eager to learn new skills. It is helpful to periodically engage in a thought process of self-assessment throughout the career.
Skill development means developing yourself and the skills to add value to the organisation. Fostering an attitude of appreciation for a lifelong learning is the key to workplace success. Developing your skills is important for your desired career development.

Jordan Dalziel

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