A succinct, detailed career plan is one of the most useful tools you can use to identify where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.
Here are five key steps to help you create your own career plan.
To discover what you really want to do, try answering these fundamental questions about your personality, preferences and values in your career plan:
As well as your personal preferences, your existing skills are an important indicator of the direction in which you could head. Reflect on your skill set with the following questions:
Based on your key interests, attributes, skills and experience, you can now start to formulate ideas on the type of roles/industries that will suit you best. Try brainstorming as part of your career plan:
Now that you have an idea of where you want to go, it’s time to work out how you can get there. Ask yourself the following questions to help break down your goals into smaller, more manageable milestones for your career plan:
Having established your goals and how to achieve them, you will now have a clear pathway in which to head. It’s important to monitor the progress of your career plan at least every six months, to ensure that you are on track to meet your goals.
Re-evaluating your career plan and goals allows you to make adjustments based on changing economic and personal circumstances.
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