Career planning is a continuous process that takes place throughout your life. It’s about knowing what you want to do and how you want to contribute, what your strengths are, what to develop and what would make your working life meaningful to you. It’s a process that requires self reflection and that evolves with time.
We have collected Career planning self-study material about different subjects related to career planning and working life. The materials have been collected under different themes and we will keep adding more to this platform. Many of our ‘favourite’ assignments are here, and materials from our lectures, workshops and courses. If you are a teacher or supervisor or other staff member, feel free to browse the materials and use them where you see fit.
You will find material here about the following themes:
– Self assessment
– Getting to know the job market and networking
– Career planning
– Applying for jobs in Finland
– The CV and motivation letter
– The job interview and pitching yourself
– Rights and obligations in working life
– Current themes in working life
– Additional info for doctoral researchers
Career planning in the current situation
These are not easy times to hunt for jobs or to ‘plan your career’, we understand this well. But even if this is the case, there is always something you can do. And usually in times of crisis this means focusing on developing yourself, so that you are ‘ready’ when the times change for the better again. So try to focus on studying, on personal development, on getting everything prepared. These are issues we can influence ourselves. So in that spirit, we hope that by offering you this material, you can do something to develop your job hunting skills or career ideas.
We hope you will enjoy using this platform and we appreciate it if you would like to let us know what you think of it!
Self study material in Finnish
There are two Moodle areas with self study material, one in English and one in Finnish. The contents are not the same, allthough the themes are the same. If you want to take a look at the Finnish moodle area, click here.
How to reach us
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an online counseling session, please send us a message at: careercounseling.tau(a)tuni.fi
We wish everyone a relaxing summer!
The Career Services Team