Setting up your career project is a demanding process, a bit more difficult than to be drifted away or to be just a "mere" job consumer. The career project is the key to success and self-satisfaction.
Setting up your project is an overall approach that reckons a kind of responsibility, autonomy and a balance in personal dedication (family, friends, hobbies...) and professional and extra-professional commitments.
Find out here the main aspects!
What a career project is not
What a career project is
How to set up a project approach?
The levels of the career project development
The formalization of the career project
The validation of your project
What the project approach brings
Contact also our counsellors at the offices of employment and self-employment in order to evaluate the situation and guide you in your process.
||What a career project is not|
A transient appeal without any accurate knowledge of its real assets and its specific objectives
A genuine career project is a written, plain, specific, detailed and well-argued document and which is validated by one or several persons (see validation).
A simple job search in the literally sense of the term (whatsoever legitimate will be)
A mercenary expediency (I work where I get better payment)
An excessive ambition
Inadequate trial and error (why not this, let’s try that...)
A consistent self-knowledge
A cognition of your skills and abilities to work them out.
A view of what you want to reach in terms of :
courses of action
but also … personal fulfilment
A perception if possible of the economic and cultural context as well as of the management
that will allow you to express yourself and reach your full potential
||How to set up a project approach?|
By the development of a personal, professional and interpersonal maturity; for instance, self-confidence, lucidity, ambition as well as modesty.
By a permanent open-mindedness allowing one to keep up the belief that the world is brimming with opportunities and has no limits!
The term approach is crucial because it shows how much the project is an active document that in enhanced over time by a constant confrontation with its own reality and that of our environment.
It is set up over time, in the course of :
social experiences within the framework of extra-professional commitments.
WRITE A PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT THAT CONSISTS OF
||The levels of career project development|
What I can do (acquired techniques and know-how, problems that I can solve, the economic, technical and human challenges that I can deal with, the behaviours I can learn) and also what makes me different from others: "my value-added"
In which context I can do it better (line of business, mass and type of enterprise, economic context…)
Prioritize those elements on a simple criterion according to my urges (without trying to justify the choice) by marking what I don’t want any longer to do (neither to look for nor o justify)
What I can quite do, by distinguishing:
What I can do better or learn in the future from the acquired knowledge and specify the way to do that (training, experience, counselling...)
What I can never do it well.
WRITE A PERSONAL ASSESSMENT ON
Who I am (qualities, weaknesses, culture, values, facts highlighting my personal history and interests…).
What I want to become (progress points) and how I can do it.
What I don’t want to be (the values, flaws, behaviours that are not mine).
MODIFY A STATE OF OBJECTIVES IN TERMS OF
Skills and know-how
Line of business
Type of enterprise: mass, type (enterprise, association, counselling…), culture (domestic, international...), management (interactive, prioritized, organized…)
Level of responsibility
To be more practical, each section should be completed by a summarizations of predictable developments of the project in order to be able always to question its actual feasibility.
LIST OF THE RESOURCES TO DEVELOP AND ENHANCE YOUR PROJECT
Office of employment and self-employment
National Centre of Information and Vocational Guidance (ANETI)
Entrepreuneurial Space (ANETI)
eSubject matter experts to refer to in order to present your assessment and your project.
CAUTION ! If this is not done with the support of a professional this kind of project can be hazardous.
||The formalization of the career project |
It is about a written document, a result of synthesis work in order to highlight elements that are:
Understandable by another person
Meeting a definite objective: captivate those who need you, so that you will not be interested in those you do not want to captivate...
Two syntheses can be carried out:
One is complete for yourself
The other you can convey outside (for instance, as a complement of your CV after a first interview or during your annual interview if you are in office)
||It consists of five elements|
A title, in one sentence, presents your real contribution. A subtitle that indicates the several relevant sectors, the titles of the considered posts, and the indication of your experience and your availability.
A summary of this contribution: "what I can offer, what I can do, and essentially why I can do it." In addition to that,the indication of the environment, type of the enteprise (management, culture, mass...) that suits me.
A summary of professional experiences, references, and notable achievement and initiatives that support this project.
A summary of the acquired knowledge from your professional experience: " my skills and know-how", "my conducts and behaviours", and "my action verbs".
A summary of your extra-professional commitments (clubs, associations, movements) and leisure activities (cinema, reading...)
For more information,would you please contact our counsellors in the offices of employment and self-employment and in the entrepreuneurial space in order to help and guide you in your approach.
||The validation of your project|
Consulting others will help you a lot. If you stick to your own thoughts you will make fatal mistakes !
VALIDATE YOUR PROJECT BY :
a professional of recruitment or Human Resources
a professional of vocational guidance
a person who do not know you
NOTE EACH TIME
how does he or she perceive your project and profile
what does he or she understand what does he or she find interesting, credible and appealing
what is not interesting, credible and appealing for him or her
and review again your copy if necessary !