Developing a Career Plan
By setting up your clear career goals and objectives you are achieving job satisfaction, a work-life balance and wellbeing for yourself. By having a simple way and knowing the essential steps to get there, you can give yourself clarity in the working life. By having this vision of where we want to progress to, it can help as a constant motivator, ensuring a far higher chance of success in your career.
So, how do you start the process? Check out some tips from our Evolution team.
This is the starting point when you are trying to start where you want to go in your future career. It’s critical for productivity and performance and it will allow you to gain some career outlook, measure your interests and goals. The reflection should be directed around your own personality, looking at your morals, skills and passions. This allows you to establish what you enjoy, both personally and professionally.
The Second step is to set measurable, achievable goals. You should already know about using SMART goals in the past, and this is still a useful technique to ensure you can strictly track your progress. Some advice is to share these with a friend, this will mean that someone else can hold you accountable and remind you of your own progress. Apparently by sharing your targets can carry a higher chance of success, with 75% of people who wrote them down and shared, achieved their targets.
DEVELOP The PLAN
Once you have your career, personal interests, and have some realistic goals written down, you can really start to dive into a plan of action. Possibly you need to develop a certain technical skill on a piece of software, get more experience in a certain industry, or even learn a new language. You firstly need to pinpoint what it is that’s stopping you from applying and changing your role. If you have a couple of possible career moves, map out the pros and cons of each, and evaluate with your values and benefits.
We hope this can help people take their first steps, or experienced professionals looking for a change, developing an attainable plan is the best way of staying on the right track. If you’re looking for a change of career, we have tons of live vacancies from across the region, take a look at all our roles here.