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Getting a job is not all there is to “career planning.” Learn new strategies to keep being a success in your career.
It may seem like your career planning is done after you get a job. You should now be able to relax, right? But managing your career is an ongoing process and an important step for starting over after prison.
Do you know what you need to do to get a promotion or a raise at work? How do you react when obstacles and setbacks happen? How do you handle problems in other parts of your life, like your finances? All of these things are part of your career management.
When you take charge, good things will happen.
Look at the graphic below. Manage your career is at the center of the career-planning model. The other steps in this model help you know how to manage your career.
Career management means you are in charge of your life and your career. Managing your career means that you think about what is important to you. You actively look for ways to improve your job skills. And you are reaching goals, making new ones, and adjusting your plans as you move ahead.
Use the pages below to help manage your career.
Learn about obstacles that can get in the way of your career goals and how to deal with them. Find community resources and programs that can help you.
Managing Your Finances
Learn how to make good choices with your money. Set a budget for your expenses.
How to Manage Your Career
Managing your career is an ongoing process. Get tips for how this is done.
Hear from real people who have overcome obstacles to achieve their career goals.