Career Planner - Map Your Path to Success

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Read the full article here: http://uber.la/2013/05/career-planning/ "The point is, in the big picture, no one is going to look after your career for you, but you.” – process based on Erin Malone’s post on Boxes and Arrows in 2004
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Career Planner - Map Your Path to Success

  1. 1. 3 – 6 months 6 – 12 months Beyond 12 months"The point is, in the big picture, no one is going to look after yourcareer for you, but you.” – process based on Erin Malone’s post on Boxes and Arrows in 2004Long-term GoalsPersonal Goals•  Quick wins?•  Short steps towards goals•  Tangible actions•  Making headway on your plan•  Employment•  Stabilization of income•  Gaining experience•  Adding skills to resume•  One year out, what would youlike to be doing differently?•  Start on new skills trainings•  New ideas to share with others•  Building your business network•  Establishing reputation•  Demonstrating leadership•  More skill-action examples•  Details of plans that will takemore time to implement?•  Stretch your goals•  Set goals in areas that mightbe more ambitious•  These plans should align withyour long-term goals below•  Include personal ambitions•  Are there other companies where you would like to work?•  Are there skills you lack, that would help you grow into the position you want?•  Do you have self-employment ambitions, here’s the place to plan for them.•  Are there opportunities you can explore at your current company?•  Is there a career that might be a better fit for the type of work you are good at?•  What transferable skills do you want to develop that will open more doors?•  Are you ready for a leadership position? Do you want to lead teams?Life beyond the company where youare currently workingThese plans confirm alignment of thegoals above – tie them togetherWhat are your work/life balance goals?Where do you want to work?Do you want adventure or stability?•  Where do you want to work? Do you want to travel? Or move to another state?•  What “other” parts of yourself do you want to develop? Beyond career?•  If money were not an issue, what would you be doing today? Add some of that now.•  Ever feel like you have a book in you? Or feel like public speaking might be fun?•  Do you like to work alone or as part of a larger team?•  What types of adjustments do you want to make in your career to allow for moreleisure, hobby time, or quality family time?Career Planning Outlinehttp://uber.la/2009/01/career-planning/Name:Date:By John McElhenney @jmacofearth 5-16-13 / available for download please: cc share and use with attribution / http://uber.la

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