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Career Management Cycle

Reflect on Aspirations,
Skills and Values

"We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.’"
— Walt Disney

Perhaps the most important aspect of successfully managing a career is having a good handle on your own aspirations, skills, interests, and values.

Over the course of your lifetime, you will spend almost one quarter of your life at work. That’s a lot of time, and so it is important for your work to be as fulfilling and rewarding as it can be.

A rewarding career often means there’s a good match between what a person is interested in, the skills they have, their values and beliefs and the type of work they do. No matter what stage of your career you’re at, it’s important to have a good understanding of yourself, what you’re good at and what you like to do. This applies equally to those who are thinking of making a career change, or those who may want to take this opportunity to reflect on their career strengths.

In this section you will examine three key areas related to your personal style, interests and current life situation.

Matching your
career values
with the work
Explore your
interests, values
and abilities
from others

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Last Review / Update: 2007-03-21

The Career Management Cycle
Reflect on Aspirations, Skills & Values
Research the World of Work
Decide What Fits Best for You
Develop a Plan

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