What are some keypoints to obtain when choosing a career path?
In my case I want to stay in the field of banking, and struggling to plan out my career path to farther more in the financial institution field.
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when I started my banking career -I started as a teller/cashier and worked myself up to the Market Manager. during my career path I learned the sales, the client experience, the operational part of the job and as I was learning I was listening to myself and seeing what keeps me interested and I realized that sitting in the closed office and reviewing operations wasn’t for me. than, I started to asked for additional projects from my manager, mentors, taking different career path tests and additional learning and got to know myself as a professional and realized that I truly enjoy working with teams, coaching my associates, working on group projects, preparing for the meeting and being involved in the communities and making differences.
I would recommend that you break down all the positions or at least write down the categories of banking field. do research, look for a company that you would like to work for for the beginning and research the company, it’s core values, reviews from employees. also, try to ask yourself which competencies are your strengths and you opportunities. for example, are you a good communicator, do you like working with teams or individually. how do you feel about criticism-are you a project person who likes to make something new. I think, once you understand your skills- then you can tackle down some of the additional training you could get involved in to better yourself.
Also, what is your final professional destination- start on top and write it down to the bottom -to understand where do u need to start. The more information you can get-mit would be easier to tackle it.
It is really important to research what day to day like would be like in a field that you are considering. A career may sound interesting but when you look further into it, the day to day tasks may not be something that you would like to do long term.
You also need to determine if there is opportunity in the field that you are considering. You could have a very difficult time if you choose a field that has limited employment opportunities and low demand for workers.
Julie recommends the following next steps:
Determine what your strengths are. Based on these strengths, what interests you? You should enjoy what you like doing but you want to be successful and have growth potential. Determine an area you are willing to learn more about to broaden your skill set. You also need to be realistic about how much you are happy with salary wise and how hard you are willing to work. If you use a comprehensive approach and put a lot of time and effort figuring out which avenue you want to take, you will have a better chance succeeding the first time trying to determine your career path.
The most important things to do in making your choice of a career path is to get to know yourself better to find out how your personality traits relate to people successful in that field and then to do in person networking to meet and talk face to face and in person with people who are doing what you think you might want to do to see what they are doing, how they got there, and how you feel about it.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
Also looking for internships in banking is a great help - that is really what propelled me into my career. Recruiting starts early (August) and ends early (November/December) so you get the whole internship out of the way pretty quickly. Interning was also a great way to begin networking and helped me hear from a lot of different finance professionals.
More along the lines of networking, using LinkedIn to network and message people to hear about their experiences will help you make a path to your career. People love to talk about what they do as well as help others succeed.
Best of Luck!
Sarah recommends the following next steps:
There are really only 2 types of roles in a business - revenue-generators and cost-centers. When times take a turn, revenue-generating job roles are the last to go. Cost-centers are typically the1st.
Keith recommends the following next steps:
Also, get involved and volunteer however possible. Showing that you are more dedicated to not only the immediate task at hand, but also the bigger picture, will go along ways when being considered for the next step.
Do not be discouraged or intimidated as choosing a career path can be daunting at first. Take the opportunity to really get to know yourself and think about what you would enjoy doing or find to be fulfilling work. Take a personality assessment some of which match your personality to career paths. Find a mentor. Talk to your school counselor. When you find a subject that interests you, search for books that discuss career paths within different fields.
Best of luck to you!