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Career Development Process

Are you just beginning your career? Considering a career change? Have you been downsized, rightsized, outplaced, displaced or just looking at what's out there? Whatever your situation, you can take a systematic approach to your job search. The process is a continuous cycle.

Your first step is to evaluate where you are in that cycle. It's a good idea to begin with self assessment, and move through the various stages, but the amount of time you spend at each stage will vary depending upon your individual needs.

Self Assessment
Figuring out what you want to do for your career is one of the most critical steps in your career development process.
Explore Career Options
Once you have completed the self assessment portion of your career development process, you can begin to explore what types of jobs and career paths would fit with your interests and abilities.
Develop Your Tools
Developing the tools you need for your career development process can be divided into two steps.
Conduct Your Job Search
This is a critical 3-step process for conducting a job search.
Evaluate Your Results
Once you have completed the steps in the Career Development Process, take a look at your results.