Individual Career Plan Reflection Paper
After completing the activities for this course, I have come to gain a better understanding of myself. In particular, I have discovered my strengths and weaknesses, some of which came as a surprise to me. As such, the activities in this course have helped me gain an increased awareness of myself, which I think is a good first step towards discovering and making the most of my full potential.
In this regard, the things I’ve learned in this course will enable me to make better career choices. I am now equipped with more knowledge about the type of careers I’m most suitable in, given my strengths and weaknesses. By knowing my strengths, I will be able to choose the careers where I can apply my strengths and that will allow me to “shine.” I believe that all of us are gifted and by knowing what my gifts are, I will be able to make better decisions with regards to the path that will lead me to success. This will also allow me to avoid pursuing paths that just are not for me because they don’t fit skills and my personality. In turn, this will prevent me from wasting my time and my energy on the wrong types of careers. On the other hand, by also knowing what my weaknesses are, I will be able to find ways to improve on them through trainings, workshops, and the like. Although I may not excel in them, improving on these weakness will still serve as great additions to my competencies and will further complement my strengths. Finally, by knowing which types of careers and work environments are best suited for me, I will be able to choose jobs where I will most likely be happy and fulfilled. I am with the belief that more than the compensation and the perks that come with having a job, the greatest reward I can get is self-fulfillment, that’s why it’s important for me to have a career that I will love.