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Achievement & Career Development


Achievement and career development are important issues in a teenager’s life:

  • Good academic achievement is among the most important criteria for you to further your studies
  • Your interest and qualification for entry will determine your chosen fields

What influences your achievement and career development?

  • Personality
  • Values
  • Talent
  • Creativity
  • Interest
  • Academic qualifications
  • Country’s expectation
  • Family influence
  • Social support from:
    • Family
    • Peers
    • School Environment
    • Organizations
  • Information about or experience in various occupation
  • Knowledge and skill develop through the study of an academic major to the requirement of career
  • Anxiety of ambiguity during career decision process

How can you prepare for your career?

You should:

  • Work hard to get good qualification
  • Explore available options
  • Develop interest and build skills in your chosen field
  • Talk to people in similar profession and visit their work place if possible
  • Read up on what your choice of career entails
  • Discuss with your parents, counselors/teachers and friends

How can you ensure better career achievement?

You must:

  • Update yourself with current issues in career development
  • Gain more general knowledge
  • Develop relevant skills:
    • Computer literacy
    • Multimedia skills
    • Communication skills
    • Social networking skills
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Creativity
  • Learn more languages
  • Stay updated with world issues
  • Know the job prospective
  • Increase awareness of connection between personal traits, values and skills and career satisfaction
  • Understand the role of academic major in assisting in the career choice process
  • Gather information about options within the career field of interest
  • Develop strategies of effectively manage the expectations of significant other about career choice


Last reviewed : 27 April 2012
Content Writer : Hjh. Normah bt. Che. Din
Reviewer : Dr. Hargeet Kaur a/p Basant Singh