Identifying Career Planning Options That Do Not Involve School or Training
It is not necessary to go back to school to participate in career planning.
- You can participate in career planning and disregard those occupational options that require you to go back to school. An option in Career Planning is to focus on your transferable skills. Skill Inventories help you identify those skills that are important to you. Many skills may be transferred from one field or industry to another. Additionally, some occupations will provide on-the-job training.
- First, it is best to identify occupations well suited for you; then narrow down your options by determining which of these occupations would require additional education, which would use your transferable skills, and which would provide on-the-job training.
- If you are changing careers and transferring skills to a new occupation or industry, it is important to present your skills to the employer so that the employer can see the relevance of your skills to your new career goals — and not peg you according to your past experience.