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Career Management Skills

Career management skills are the set of skills you use to manage your career.

If you’re looking for a new career, it’s important to know what skills are required in order to be successful.

career management skills

Even if you’ve been out of work for a while and have some experience in your field, there may still be room for improvement.

For example, if you have an IT background but aren’t using technology skillsets on the job (or even in your personal life), then learning how to use them could help boost your earning potential and make both sides happy!

Here are some key skills for career management:

1. Self-assessment

What are the things that will make it so rewarding for you? Are there any aspects of the job that don’t appeal to you or would make working there difficult for some reason (e.g., if it involves dealing with angry customers)?

This can help guide decision-making about opportunities in different career fields or industries where those things might be less important than other requirements like salary increases/benefits packages which may not be available when applying for jobs within these fields/industries.

Identify goals following up on previous training received; learn new skills; gain experience through projects related directly back towards future goals & aspirations set forth earlier on this list above.

After carefully considering all possible options available at hand (e..g., consult employee benefits package offered by employer), determine which option best suits your own personal needs based upon specific criteria listed below:

  • Know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Identify your interests and values.
  • Understand your motivations.
  • Know what you want from a career, and why that matters to you personally, as well as professionally.

2. Networking

Networking is about building relationships, being authentic, and helping others.

Networkers are more likely to be successful than other professionals because they have the following key attributes:

  • They understand that networking is about people as well as business; thus, they develop close relationships with their colleagues at work or in their community.
  • They know how to listen effectively by asking questions rather than making statements or giving advice (the “ask” principle).
  • They approach each person individually rather than just saying “I need help,” thereby allowing the other person time and space to consider options without feeling uncomfortable or judged by an outsider (the “befriend” principle).

3. Career planning

The first step in developing a career plan is to define your career goals. Define your short-term and long-term goals. Identify your skills and strengths. Assess your interests and values. Identify transferable skills.

  • Define your career goals.
  • Identify your skills and strengths.
  • Assess your interests and values.
  • Identify your transferable skills.
  • Identify short-term and long-term career goals.* Develop a plan to achieve your goals

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4. Career Marketing

Understand how your skills are valued in the marketplace. To do this, you’ll want to consider how your skills are viewed by employers and potential employers. Are they valued for their ability to perform a specific task? For example, an employer might value an accountant’s ability to perform financial analysis over time as opposed to a cook’s ability to multitask while cooking at the same time.

Understand how your skills are valued by different employers. Some careers require more specialized training than others. For instance, an accountant who has been trained for auditing may find that his or her experience is more valuable than someone who has taken only basic accounting courses but still wants a job where he/she can use his/her knowledge of accountancy every day (e.g., bookkeeping).

In these cases, it pays off financially not only because it makes sense financially but also because it gives you another toolset that could be applied later down the line when needed!

5. Interviewing

The first step to successful interviewing is preparation. It’s important to have a clear idea of what you want from the interview, and how it will help you decide if this company is right for your career goals.

Prepare for the interview by dressing appropriately (dress down if possible) and researching the company before going in. Practice answering common interview questions like “why do you want our job?” or “tell me about yourself” Be confident, but not overbearing—you don’t want to come across as aggressive or arrogant!

When it comes time for your actual meeting with HR representatives from this company, make sure they know why they should hire someone like YOU!

Make sure that what sounds good on paper actually matches up with how well-rounded an employee could be doing their job at all times throughout each day/week/month etcetera…

6. Negotiation skills

Negotiation skills are important in any sort of job, but they’re especially important for career management.

You want to make sure that you know your skills and value so that when you’re negotiating with a prospective employer or customer, you can come up with an appropriate salary range. You also need to know what other people are earning in the market at the time of negotiation.

Once you’ve done all that work and have prepared yourself for negotiation (and even if not), it’s time to get down into detail about what exactly is being negotiated—and how much flexibility there might be in terms of compensation packages based on company needs and culture.

This will help determine whether or not compromise is necessary; if so, set aside sometime before negotiations begin so everyone involved has an opportunity to discuss potential changes beforehand (if there aren’t any yet). If compromise isn’t needed: keep walking!

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The Bottom Line

Now that you know what career management skills are, it’s important to keep them in mind throughout your life. Use these as a guide when applying for new jobs, networking with others, and even finding opportunities on your own.

And remember: good career management doesn’t end after graduation—it’s something that can be applied at any stage of life and will make all the difference in achieving success later down the line!

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