To achieve especially by effort.
Career ladder
A sequence or related jobs – from entry-level to advanced – available at different education/training levels.
Career plan
A list of steps including activities, work experience, and education/training needed to reach a career goal; step-by-step plan of action including career information influenced by the ultimate career goal; a written outline (time schedule) of what a person wants to achieve including details of how goals will be achieved.
Something that combines qualities or elements of different things; to give up something to reach a decision.
Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition; the relation of a result to its cause.
Customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.
A choice or judgment; helps to meet goals; the question that needs to be answered in the decision making process.
Decision making process
The process of choosing between two or more alternatives or options; most logical way to make a decision.
Decision making style
The typical manner in which a person makes a decision.
The circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded.
Comparing and contrasting sets of data to rank them and make a choice to develop a plan.
A schedule that allows workers to choose work hours that fit their particular needs.
Human resource
That skill, knowledge, experience, and/or time that a person has inside himself or herself that can be used to help reach a goal.
Impulsive decision
Choices you make quickly.
Using a hunch to help make a decision.
Long term
Involving or in effect for a number of years.
Major decision
Important decision that influences a person’s future such as a career decision.
Personal Career Profile Form
A chart used to rank possible career choices for a career plan.
Personal goal
Goals that one wants to achieve for himself/herself.
Given or taken precedence, especially in importance or value.
Objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are; attainable.
A series of activities performed regularly.
Knowledge about one’s self, particularly in relation to career decision making.
Short term
Involving or occurring over a short period; immediate.
Concrete terms.
Stepping-stone goal
Short-, medium-, and long-term goals that can help you reach your ultimate career goal in realistic stages; allow adjustments to be made to the career plan.
A planned action toward a goal.
Allowing others to make decisions for you.
Giving up one thing in return for another in the decision-making process.
Ultimate goal
The final conclusion.