ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 2. Gather and maintain current, accurate and comprehensive information about your chosen field. This is the third in my series of blog posts on the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA)   Five Steps of Proactive Career Development  as previously published on the My College Planning Team web…

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Laura-Kendall-Zimmerman

Choosing to embark on a new career path is a difficult decision that can be confusing and frightening. I know; I’ve done it several times now. After graduating from college, I spent years bouncing around varying fields that interested me, never landing anywhere that made me feel happy or fulfilled. Luckily, I found Career Path…

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ICDA's Five Steps of Proactive Career Development - Step 1

To continue on with the subject of proactive career development, let’s focus on the first step of the Illinois Career Development Association’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development introduced in my last blog. 

Step 1. Assess your interests, personality type, transferable skills and values.

This step is, indeed, both the best place to begin and return to any time there is a major change in your life, especially any time you find yourself at another career decision-making fork in the road. The following types of assessments can help you gather the most current and complete information about YOU and help you to make the “best fit” career choices throughout your lifetime.

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