Career Plan Steps

Think about people who you admire. How did they get there? Many successful people know what they want and set goals to get where they want. They usually break down their goals into smaller tasks.  Then, they make new goals to achieve more.

Here are ways to help you set and stick to your goals:

Career Plan Steps
Step 1: Make a career plan Think about your long–term career goals and the things you can do in the short-term to get them done.
Step 2: Follow your career plan

You've set your career goals and written down the steps you need to get them done. Now follow your written plan.

  • Tell people about your goals. Find people who will support you and give you feedback.
  • Be sure your goals and the time you need to get them done are realistic.
  • Reward yourself for completing a task.  
Step 3: Review and update your career plan

You may run into roadblocks or want to change your mind. Don't be discouraged!

  • Change your career plan or tasks if they aren't working for you.
  • Try a new way to complete your goals.
  • Understand that the world of work changes quickly, and so can you.

Once you achieve your career goals, reward yourself. Then think of new goals for the next phase of your career. Remember: planning your career will last for your whole life.

Now that you have a better idea of what skills your are missing for your ideal occupation, you can move on to Step 4: Expand Skills.