Monday, August 1, 2011
3 Tips to Build a Simple Career Plan
Do any of the comments below resonate with your current way of thinking?
"I don't enjoy my career."
"I don't know what I want from my career; but I do know it's not this."
"I am due a promotion; it's sure to be offered to me this year."
"No-one seems to know I exist at work."
One thing in life is certain. Time passes by every, well... minute.
Are you spending your minutes as you wish to? Are you enjoying a fulfilling career that meets both your short and long term objectives?
If not, then it's time to get serious about how you want your career to be. Waiting around for someone else to take charge (or for divine intervention) won't get you any closer to leading a career that fulfills you.
So here are some quick tips to get the ball rolling:
1. A Career Plan can be as simple as a list of goals that you wish to attain in the next 6-12 months (or further if you are able to plan further ahead).
2. It should include all that you want to achieve during that time such as: projects you want to work on; skills you want to learn or refresh; training you want to undertake; people you want to build relationships with; financial or status goals you want to attain.
3. For each item you list, write a series of objectives to give some detail as to what each goal requires and establish some key dates whereby these objectives must be met.