What is career development all about?
Career development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future.
In short, it is how we manage our careers across our lifetime.
Why is developing your career important?
We find ourselves having to make career decisions when we face internal and external considerations brought about by changes to and around us.
In the recent years, we have seen an acceleration of external considerations, brought about by Industry 4.0 technological disruption and the COVID19 pandemic. As a result, job losses and skills obsolescence have increased.
The process of career development will allow you to process all your considerations, define a clear career direction and make better, informed career choices for yourself. This will set you towards a purposeful and meaningful career.
How do I get started on career development?
We conducted surveys in 2020 and 2021 to find out about the career thoughts of the public and also find out the readiness of individuals to plan and develop their careers. While most people strongly agree with the need to take ownership of their career development, more than a quarter do not know how to go about doing it. To read more about how people are considering their careers, read about our survey study on Your Career Thoughts 2020 / 2021 here.
If you are feeling stuck about your career or are feeling unsure about how to develop your career, it is not too late to start now. Make an arrangement to speak with us so that we can help you get started on planning your career development. Read our past client's success stories too to understand how they benefitted from us.
United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 8 looks into Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Goal 8 aims for a sustained and inclusive economic growth to drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards.
Career development is an enabler towards Goal 8, in helping you manage, prepare and cope with work transitions, in response to changing life and situations.