A career plan is a practical strategy that involves mapping out what you would like to achieve and how you’re going to do it.
Tips to creating the right career plan
Not only can it give you a better idea of your career path, but there are many other benefits too. Let’s take a closer look at how to get the most out of your career plan below.
Set and prioritise your goals
Identifying and prioritising your short and long terms goals is essential for managing your career. After all, if you don’t set goals you can’t build a plan to achieve them, or know what success looks like once you get there.
These can be anything from a promotion, increasing your salary, taking a specific course, moving teams/disciplines, or anything else. If you're not sure what goals to set, work with your manager on the steps you need to complete.
Find something you enjoy
To be fulfilled in your professional life, you need to find a career that you enjoy. Ask yourself: what’s your passion, what projects do you want to work on, what you want to learn, and how you’d like to achieve this.
If you’re not feeling fulfilled in your current role, now might be the time to try something new. There are a few things you need to consider, including:
- What your priorities are
- Your current skills and experience
- Your interests
- Your short- and long-term goals.
Understand your strengths and weaknesses
It’s the area that many people stumble over. Having an understanding of what your strengths and weaknesses are means you can identify what you need to improve on and what your selling points to potential employers are.
Once you’ve identified a gap in your skillset, you can research any further training you might need to undertake to progress along your dream career path.
Try to also think about this in a complementary way, so which of your strengths can cancel a weakness? Of which of your threats is really an opportunity?
Build up a support network
A good career plan will highlight if you have the support and connections you need to make your goals a reality. If you’re looking to change or enhance your career, you’ll most likely need to spend some time networking to foster more professional relationships. This can be formal or informal mentoring, coaching, or other support.
Contact CGC Recruitment
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