Develop A Career Plan

A career plan helps to develop and manage one’s employment experiences to be in alignment with goals and preferences. This article will be of most help to those in pre-college education or those looking to update their employment strategies.

Know your Values and Interests

One needs to take a larger review of what is desirable or worthwhile to them. Whether it is family, friends, community, religion, honesty, pleasure, health, possessions, networking, security, or career.

Interests tend to change through time and can conflict or compete with other interests. To better support your decision of

Approaches: Top Ten List, Hierarchy List, etc.

Identify Desired Career Fields

The previous century’s employment trend was to take a single job and remain until retirement. The majority of Americans in the 21st century often take multiple jobs on their path to retirement. A career goal can be a specific job, field of work, industry, or specific trade. A specific job that your goal focus’ on; may require a series of education and experience obtainment that necessitate a career ladder.

Consider your experiences, interests, and skills to formulate your career goal. Formulating a career goal promotes development and management of your daily actions. Explore careers, jobs, and trends to create a career goal around your interests, and skills. Research into the benefits, costs, education, and pay.

Consider Abilities, Education and Experience

Community groups, school organizations, internships, volunteer events, Professional abilities. Initial career goal, short, medium, and long term goals. These goals should have time set aside to establish, grow, and advance your career in the short, medium and long term.

Career Plan Final Draft

After the career plan reaches its final draft, you can act with it in mind. The plan should also receive updates as you approach the short, medium and long term stages. If done correctly, the medium and long term stages will remain relatively the same while the short term sees the most changes.

Set goals and track progress to help move you towards success. Use lists and time management techniques to help organization of your efforts and goals. Loyalty and support to company’s law compliance, to the company and boss to be a top contributor. Be knowledgeable to the culture, operations and structure of the company. Remain adaptable to be a team player or a leader, and know when to do which. Be proactive towards problem solving and implement solutions. Be willing to take on new assignments and put to work, new skills learned. Work to achieve advanced education or technical information and training. Make quality efforts every-time you have the chance. Be able to effectively communicate in-person or writing. Technology increases its appearance in the professional field, so be able to efficiently operate computers and software.

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