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Writing a Career Action Plan - Why You Need One

One arrives at this step after a thorough self assessment and a complete exploration of viable career options which were identified during the self assessment. Next, one must choose from those occupations after examining them carefully and determining which one is the best match. The career planning process is ongoing, and bi-directional, meaning you can move back to previous steps when you need to gather more information or clarify your choices. Once you have identified an occupation to pursue you should develop an action plan. An action plan can be considered a road map that will get you from point A -- choosing an occupation -- to Point B -- becoming employed in that occupation.

How Can I Make Sure My Resume Gets Past Resume Robots and into a Human's Hand? I once spoke to a former co-worker who was working at a company that I wanted to apply for.

How Can I Make Sure My Resume Gets Past Resume Robots and into a Human's Hand?

He told me that after going through the resume submission/questionnaire process, if I got an email response immediately, then it's already rejected my submission, and to keep tweaking it until I didn't get an immediate response. I did that, and eventually got up to a phone interview. It ended up not being a great fit for me, so I didn't go any further in the process (and I wasn't desperate to leave my current job at the time, either). This is most likely not going to be the case for every company (and maybe not even for any companies but this one... I don't know), but it was definitely helpful for that one. I guess the more useful information from my anecdote is to get the inside track from one of the company's current employees, wherever possible.

How to get a job in 2012. By Sandra Guy Business Reporter sguy@suntimes.com December 31, 2011 12:36AM Mary Fran Wiley, a 27-year-old web designer, credits her return to school, and use of social media and Google-friendly web profiles, with landing a job at Orbit Media Studios. | Richard A.

How to get a job in 2012

Chapman~Sun-Times storyidforme: 23398984 tmspicid: 8692989 fileheaderid: 3918287 Updated: February 2, 2012 8:12AM The numbers can be intimidating. There are four unemployed people and eight job seekers overall for each of the nation’s 3.3 million job openings, according to the latest November data from the U.S. The local unemployment rate stands at 9.8 percent. Of those unemployed nationwide, 32 percent have been out of work for a year or more, and 43 percent have been unemployed “long-term” or more than 27 weeks. The “underemployment” rate is 15.6 percent. It’s no wonder job seekers get discouraged.

“We are seeing some gains, despite 12.6 million people being unemployed.