Career Planning

From PsychWiki - A Collaborative Psychology Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Stenstro (Talk | contribs)
Line 21: Line 21:
*Ask as many people as possible because the information provided by  
*Ask as many people as possible because the information provided by  
*
*
 +
 +
 +
 +
Don't hestitate to ask these questions
 +
 +
 +
Be proactive
 +
What happens when you can't get specific and concrete
 +
 +
Learn about their expectations and goals before providing information to them about your own. Why? Because you don't want to underestimate (and provide them a negative opinion about what seems like underachievement) and you don't want to overestimate (and set too of a goal that could diminish your chances of success)
 +
 +
communicate with department
 +
understand what htey expect of you
 +
 +
===What questions should I ask?===
===What questions should I ask?===
Line 44: Line 59:
==Your Career Goals==
==Your Career Goals==
</center>
</center>
-
===Concrete===
+
===You===
*The most important person for your professional development is you!
*The most important person for your professional development is you!
 +
*It is also important to know your department's expecations before you start strategically planning your own career. Why? Because you need to know
 +
 +
===Concrete===
*Research has shown the best way to accomplish objectives is to set clear, concrete, and obtainable steps.
*Research has shown the best way to accomplish objectives is to set clear, concrete, and obtainable steps.
*Putting each step down on paper allows you to have a periodical reminder of the steps and allows you to check-off each one as they are accomplished.
*Putting each step down on paper allows you to have a periodical reminder of the steps and allows you to check-off each one as they are accomplished.
*
*
 +
 +
===Obtainable==
 +
*It is important to know
===Evaluation===
===Evaluation===
-
 
+
*Putting each step down on paper allows you the ability to evaluate your own progress.
-
+
*You should evaluate yourself every year because you need to identify how much progress has been made in comparison to your expecations; and more importantly, you need to identify *why* you may not have accomplished as much as expected.
-
evaluate progress because standard
+
*Be prepared to revise or modify your plan as unforseen issues arise or as you learn more about how much time/effort will be required to accomplish your steps.
-
 
+
-
+
-
You should evaluate yourself every year
+
-
Revise or modify your plans as you learn more about
+
-
 
+
-
 
+
-
+
-
 
+
-
+
-
 
+
-
Don't hestitate to ask these questions
+
-
 
+
-
 
+
-
Be proactive
+
-
What happens when you can't get specific and concrete
+
-
 
+
-
Learn about their expectations and goals before providing information to them about your own. Why? Because you don't want to underestimate (and provide them a negative opinion about what seems like underachievement) and you don't want to overestimate (and set too of a goal that could diminish your chances of success)
+
-
+
-
communicate with department
+
-
understand what htey expect of you
+

Revision as of 07:22, 16 September 2007

Contents

Why is it important to plan your career?



Your Department's Expectations

How to learn what is expected of you?

what was the most difficult part of your adjustment to the department


Don't hestitate to ask these questions


Be proactive What happens when you can't get specific and concrete

Learn about their expectations and goals before providing information to them about your own. Why? Because you don't want to underestimate (and provide them a negative opinion about what seems like underachievement) and you don't want to overestimate (and set too of a goal that could diminish your chances of success)

communicate with department understand what htey expect of you


What questions should I ask?

  1. In the last 10 years, how many people recieved tenure?
  2. What were the difference between those who recieved tenure and those who did not?
  3. What resources exists for helping me...
  4. What is the expected level of research, teaching, and service (RTS)?
  5. Be sure to quantify what they expect of you? Some schools split the RTS as 40%, 40%, 20%, but what does 40% mean? What does 20%?
  6. Is the evaluation process formal or informal?
  7. How am I going to be evaluated?
  8. Is the evaluation conducted each year or every other year?

What to do if conflicting expectations?


Your Career Goals

You

Concrete

=Obtainable

Evaluation

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Interaction
Toolbox