"Career planning is defined as the sequential process of making educational and vocational choices based on knowledge of self and of the environment". Niles, S. G. & Harris-Bowlsbey, J (2002) p.186
There are several models of the lifework/career planning and decision-making process. The ACRN model above1 is a six (6) step process and will be used as the basis for the LifeWork planning and decision-making process. (I will replace it with a picture of that model when I have created it.) Click each link for a little more information.
(PLEASE NOTE that this post and most of the following linked posts are less than 40% complete.)
- Awareness/Engaging: Become aware and engage yourself in the need to make a choice
- Know yourself/Understanding: Self-assessment
- Exploring: Identify alternatives
- Evaluating: Get information about identified alternatives
- Choosing: Choose among alternatives
- Reflecting: Review your decision, reflect, and modify, if appropriate
If you have a complete and up-to-date assessment of who you are (your values, interests and skills), then each time you perceive and encounter a transition (probably 7 times in your lifetime) you will spend less time on step 2 and more time on steps 3-6.
Each time you are faced with a new lifework decision, go to the appropriate template post below, copy it to your blog and customize it to fit your needs, then add a link to it in your "My LifeWork Portal" for quick access.
- Which job will I choose? ( A decision making template)
- (If you want me to list your template here, just add a comment with its link. Also, add the tag "A decision making template" to the "Keywrods" section of your decision making post(s)).
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1 ACRN (America's Career Resource Network) is a project of the National Training Support Center, operated by DTI Associates, Inc., with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Click on the image above to go to the ACRN website where the model is described.