Career planning is not an activity that should be done once. It is not a difficult activity. Career planning is one of the positive experience. You need to meet some people who are discussing their career, about future plans, about where they want to go, or what steps they want to make to get to the much-dreamed post.
Here are some simple steps you can take when it comes to your career:
Developing a Timeline
Setting Milestones is an important aspect of your life. One of the easier way to manage your career path. If you decided your goal, make a plan to accomplish the goals.
Professional point of view: Nothing stops you from doing a self-evaluation. Be careful to make it more objective. Think you’re doing it for yourself alone, so you do not overestimate or underestimate yourself.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome and believe that your self-evaluation is not exactly in line with reality, ask the suggestion your colleague or even your superior. Explain to them that you are building a career plan and that you need an objective assessment.
Personal point of view: Personal life and lifestyle can influence your career plan. Analyze very well how much time you can allocate to your development plan and other personal plans. Analyze what kind of person you are, how you are willing to learn, how fast you learn and how to share your household chores, children (if any), shopping and watching a movie with your friends. You have to make sacrifices, but I think it’s worth your career.
Set your sub-goals
To reach where you have proposed, you need to take several steps. Each step means, in fact, a sub-objective. Do not minimize its importance and establish very clearly in what term you will touch it. Once you have jumped or delayed a step, it will be very difficult for you to come back and get it done. In addition, you lose precious time, which you may not recover. All this endangers the achievement of the ultimate goal.
When I say this, I do not refer to office shirts or discussions with my friends. Showcase your curiosity about everything new in your profession and related fields. Learn and keep up-to-date with all the latest news. You can easily learn at home, in your spare time, by purchasing specialty books, magazines or using the internet.
Choose a model
If you have not been taught with a well-planned and organized program, it will be difficult for you to adapt, so my advice is to choose a model. This may be a person you admire or appreciate professionally and who can help you when you think you’ve come to the end of your powers. Follow your model and then you will not feel alone, you will have support, and you will be able to make every step you have made. You need ambition, flexibility, creativity to succeed.