The DOTS Model
We appreciate that careers planning theory doesn’t sound like the most riveting of topics to kick off the semester, however having some awareness of a basic model should help reassure you that planning your future doesn’t need to feel too daunting, so stay with us and keep reading:
The DOTS model of career planning (A.G. Watts & Law) can help you to map out the process step by step. It begins with the self. Developing a strong sense of who you are – your key skills, strengths and natural attributes – should ensure that, as you move forwards with your career choices, you are making informed decisions at every stage. Any employer will expect future employees to demonstrate effective self-awareness throughout the recruitment process, so don’t underestimate just how vital this is.
Sign up at MyCareer to join Jo, one of the School’s Career Consultants, next Tuesday, 12th October at 11am, for an online Careers session, to access practical tips on how to gain experience to secure your dream role.