To get the most out of career planning, it's important to understand what exactly you are planning for. Career includes all of the work, learning, and leisure activities that you are involved in throughout your life. Good career planning requires information about you, the world of work and commitment.
Skill Development means developing yourself and your skill sets to add value for your own career development and the organization you work for. Continuously learning and developing one's skills requires identifying the skills needed and then successfully seeking out training or on-the-job opportunities for developing those skills.
The process of finding your first job or advancing your career needs to be a proactive exercise. Simply putting you resume out there and waiting for something to happen is not going to get you very far. Set up job alerts, evolve your resume, stay in tune with the market place and follow employment and salary trends.
Having a strong sense of job and career satisfaction is important. Knowing the key elements that go into job satisfaction, you can choose to take control and make the changes you need to feel really satisfied and motivated by what you do.