A career plan can help identify where you are, where you want to be and how you are going to get there. It can be a useful tool when talking about your long-term goals with your employer or when applying for new roles.
Here are four steps to follow when creating your own career plan:
Think about what you would like to do and how your values will impact your career. Write down your answers to each of these to form your personal ‘wish list':
Then consider where your skillset is, and where there is room for development:
Apart from taking home a salary, what do you want to achieve from turning up to work?
Now that you have established where you want to go, how will you get there? To make your goals more manageable, break them down by considering the following questions:
Now that you have established where you want to go, how will you get there?
Monitor the progress of your career plan to ensure that you are meeting your goals. As your career and motivations develop over time your plan is likely to change and the steps to get you to your career goals may move. Re-evaluate as you go so that you are staying true to what you want to achieve.
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