Career planning is nothing more than having the correct knowledge to achieve your goals. Advancement does not necessarily mean a higher position, but rather professional and personal development and newer and more gengaging tasks. To make an career plan, you have to gauge and prioritize your abilities, capabilities and opportunities. This kind of planning can be useful for first-time job seekers, unemployed people and for those who want to make a career change.


The career planning is based on the following steps: 

1.          Get to know ourselves (with this knowledge)
2.          Choose what we want, (then)
3.          Know how can we achieve that


 Make balance-sheet about our strength and weakness : 

  • List, analyze and sort experiences into work and free-time activities.
  •  List your  most important successes and think over what skills helped you achieve that success. (strengths)
  • Recall your biggest setbacks and think over what skill you need to develop to help you achieve
    success. (development areas).

Think over what kind of jobs,

and tasks best suit you. Then select the three aspects of work which are the most important to you: mental challenge, creativity, money, enough free-time, chance for promotion, or flexible work time. Prioritize which are the most important:


  • What kind of activities do I like in general?
  • What kind of school, work, public and sport activities do I enjoy?
  • Make a list from those activities, which You enjoyed in the recent years.
  • Rating these activities, why do I like these activities and what kind of challenges did they 
    mean to me?

Once you have rated the activities you enjoy, you should look for jobs in those fields.


When you start searching for jobs and planning your strategy, plan the steps you will take (i.e., when you will complete the application, where you will browse the advertisements, etc.)
•    Do my aims and needs suit my personal skills?
•    Where am I now and how far along am I to reaching my goals?
In the next step, you should gauge your opportunities, based on information from advertisements, friends and old colleagues, as to what kind of job offers there are available in the profession. It is worth building up more plans for where to start. 

  • Educational requirements
  •  Experience,
  • Competence,
  • Salary,
  • Work conditions,
  • Labor market trends,
  • Future prospects, etc.

In the next step we size up our possibilities on the base of the advertisements, friends and old colleagues, what kind of job offers are in the profession. It is worth to build-up more plans, where we should depart.

  • Educational requirements,
  • Experiences,
  • Competencies,
  • Salary,
  • Labour circumstances,
  • Labour market trends,
  • Future prospects etc.


There are several ways to look for a job. The best thing to do is combine them..

1.    Applying through personal contacts: this kind of application method has the highest rate of return (70%)
2.    Checking advertisements in newspapers: Don't only look at daily papers, but also check professional and economic journals where there is often a large job section.
3.    Consultant / executive search companies: CVs can be registered here and interviews are made with the applicant. Applicants are informed when they are offered an acceptable job. The service is free of charge for applicants and these companies often have jobs which are not listed anywhere else.
4.    Online job sites: registering on a employment site is a good idea because you can browse many job offers free of charge. You can sign up to receive a notifications of new job offers.