In this article we are going to cover the following areas and it the end, one should be able to develop a plan that will be a guidepost to acquire your dream job. 

Here are the contents to this article

  1. Definition and examples of a job, occupation and career
  2. What is a career plan?
  3. Importance of a career plan
  4. Steps in developing the career plan
  5. Growth areas of work
  6. Employability skills

What is Job

This is work that a person does regularly in order to earn money, whether they:

  • An employer
  • Self employed
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • Contract
  • Work from home

Types of Jobs

Types of Jobs

What is an Occupation

An occupation is board term that describe a field of career interest that a person use to earn a living

Types of Career


What is a Career?

A career is what you do for money. It includes all the experiences and training which an individual receives within a particular industry over time.

Types of Career


What is a Career Plan?

This is essentially a road map or an organizer to determine your next step in your career and helps to identify the fields you want to pursue. 

There are four main steps into developing a Career Map

  1. Self Assessment phase
  2. Information gathering phase
  3. Decision making phase
  4. Action phase

Self Assessment phase

1.What are your interest or what do you like doing?

2.What are your values?

3.What is your personality type?

Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional