It is never too soon to start thinking about your future career and never too late to make a change if you are looking for something new. Choosing the right careers for you can be tricky; here are the four main stages of choosing the right career for yourself.
The first stage of career choice is self-awareness. This involves looking at your SKILLS, VALUES, INTERESTS and PERSONALITY and analysing where your strengths and weaknesses lie. This is important both in choosing the right career and also for success in applications and interviews where you will find many questions which test whether you have been through this process.
Once you have done some preliminary self-analysis, the next stage is to gather information on the opportunities open to you.
The important part in making decisions is discussing it with other people. Friends, family and tutors can all play an important part here. Talk to graduates already working in your chosen career area. Work shadowing (spending a day with) a person in the career you are considering is the next best thing to actually doing a job, to find out what it is like. If you have done this, you will come across as much better prepared at interviews.
This is the final process of career planning. It involves going out there and making yourself known to employers that are looking for your type of skills in their organization.
These are some of the qualities we look for when hiring an employee at Avoca Travels.
We will question you on your ability to take charge in a situation when management is not available. Being a leader requires you to have many traits such as “Honesty”, “Communication”, “Confidence”, “Commitment”, “Creativity”, “The Ability to Inspire and guide your team and company to success”. We need people who are not afraid to fail and learn from their mistakes so that they in turn with the business can be successful.
How You Think:
In our business we need people who are creative thinkers, people who think outside the box and are not afraid to express their ideas while being realists in doing so. How do you think? are you Pragmatic, Creative, Realist or maybe you like to Analyse things before doing them. All these traits are important for one to be successful in different scenarios, your ability to do this will be tested.
Technical Or Practical:
What type of learner are you? Do you read a book and understand exactly how things are done? Or do you understand them by physically doing it? In some instances physically doing a task in much more rewarding than just reading it in a book, although knowing something is knowledge and understanding what that is and how it works is wisdom and when these two things are put together you become the master of your field and everything that you do. At Avoca Travels we believe that it is important to have a mix of both these qualities as sometimes you will be required to be a thinker and other times a doer.
At Avoca Travels we treat all our staff as if they are our own family, this attribute is very important as this will show if you are comfortable working for us and if you merge well with the other staff. We will also want to make sure that this is the place where you as an individual will be able to strive and achieve your personal goals as well as company goals.