Why plan career development?

Young people plan their career development to make a good decision about study or work which they want to perform in the future. Those who are already employed plan career because they do not like their job, because they cannot be promoted, because they feel they would like to make a change in their life, because they are afraid of losing their job, because they graduated from some another area or wish to find a job which will enable them to do something also for their family or children.

If we want to make a good career decision we must take into account the labour market as well as our wishes and skills. When evaluating the job market we must know which posts have perspective, examine those that we do not know, and evaluate our possibilities for a career. When thinking about our wishes and skills we should find out what we actually want to do, which job we would like to perform and for which job we have proper education. This is the basis for further actions, which include education and job seeking.

Future Jobs

Hundred years ago people mainly lived of agriculture but today this sector offers only few posts. Fifty years ago, there were many jobs in industry. Today there are more jobs in the service sector. All the developed countries report that they have more and more firms in the service sector which will offer new opportunities for employment also in the future. In the USA, in West European countries and in Slovenia there is an increase of posts in business, trade, finances, health area and different personal services. Typical for the contemporary economy is increase of small private business, there are also more and more temporary and part-time jobs. Employers also require higher and higher degrees of education.

In the future there will be more opportunities for career in the following areas:

  • Small business: administrative work, management, marketing, sales, real estate.
  • Administration and organization: secretarial, administrative, financial area, tax counselling.
  • Technical area: construction, traffic, engineering.
  • Intellectual: research, science, health, social work.
  • Creative: music, dancing, theatre, journalism, professional sports, advertising, fashion, architecture, design, photography.
  • Social and personal services: education, social work, counselling, cosmetics.