Career planning is one of the most important things that you can do in your life. Career planning is a lifelong process which not only includes making decisions when you need to begin your career, but it also includes growing in your job, changing your job or career itself. If you want to succeed in your career and plan to represent yourself as a professional, you should not underestimate the importance of investing in your career. A lot of benefits can be had if you invest in your career. However, some of the main reasons for investing in your careerare mentioned hereunder.
To some people, the existing job is all that they have. They seem to be so contented that they don’t consider other aspects, such as, what if they are terminated; what if they need more earnings in the future when situations demand. Their thinking is so confined with the current jobs that they don’t seem to have thought what tomorrow will bring. It must be thought that life is not always the same. In order to avoid any unforeseen events or to be ready even for more challenging job than the current one, one should think of career enhancement. It is possible when a person is willing to invest in his career and takes up a suitable course curriculum to upgrade his knowledge, experience, expertise and skills.
In fact, investing in your career is investing in your potentials. It can lead you to attain higher level position where you will be the boss and you will be working as a superior not as a subordinate - as you have been so far. So, if you want to work as a professional manager and climb at the ladder of your organization, you should think of investing in your career development.
Not investing in yourself for your career goals is as if you want to be under someone’s thumb or supervision; you like others to dominate you always; you want
There are several benefits of getting a higher level of job, such as, having access to better jobs, having a wide range of job opportunities. You will attain the level where the chances of unemployment fall and rise the chances of finding more jobs with higher salaries. So, it is better to think of attaining higher level of jobs. Attaining higher designation is possible when you plan accordingly and are willing to invest in yourself.
There are so many professional degrees, courses and certifications available which can help you greatly in the attainment of your career goal. All that needs to be done is to have firm determination and keep yourself motivated until you accomplish your goals and objectives. Professional degrees or certifications are vital for most jobs, as they are designed to improve your career prospects and to enhance your professional development. Hence, it can be rightly said that investing in your career will be one of your wisest decisions which you can make in your life.
K.A.Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Vba/Vb Developer
BBA; MBA-Finance; M.Phil-Financial Management; (PhD-Management)
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India