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Creating a Pathway to Your Dream Career by Tom Kucharvy

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CHAPTER 4

Twenty Steps to Your Dream Career

ou cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

—Abraham Lincoln

Key Points

Career planning can be divided into three broad stages: Identifying a career that’s right for you; developing the skills you need; and getting and capitalizing on your first job.

Among the key steps, you must:

o Identify your driving passion, assess and determine how to apply your skills to your passion.

o Identify a few ways of using your unique passions/skill combinations to real-world needs.

o Prepare for a complementary “safety career” just in case your dream career doesn’t work out or doesn’t last.

o Select and fully utilize your first job as an indispensable foundation for a long-term career. ...

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