What is career development & why does it Matter?
The world of work is changing. As forces of automation, globalisation and casualisation restructure the world we live in, a new wave of both uncertainty and opportunity is upon us. While in the last 25 years in Australia we have lost 1 million jobs in manufacturing, administration and labouring, we have also gained 1 million jobs in the knowledge and service industries (FYA, 2015). Where are the jobs going and how can you create a career trajectory that has meaning, creates an impact and pays the bills? Global research is now piecing together what skill sets and mindsets can help you to build your resilience and adaptability as the concept of a 'job for life' disappears. The best part is, it's often simpler and more affordable than you think to get prepared. The research is out there and my job is to help you to take a next step that is right for you.
Career education exists to help you to develop:
the ability to manage your career building process
strategies for responding positively to life and work changes
a positive self-concept
the ability to build positive relationships in life and work
an understanding of how to participate in lifelong learning supportive of your career goals
the skills to use career information effectively in managing your career including learning to incorporate economic, social and employment conditions into your career planning
the ability to seek, obtain/create and maintain work
the ability to eliminate gender bias and stereotypes in your career building
What's the evidence?
If you're interested in reading more about the role of career education in the changing world of work you can click on the following links.
*Foundation For Young Australians (FYA), 2015. The New Work Order.
** McGrindle, 2014. Job Mobility In Australia