What importance does your career hold for you? The answer to this one question will take you a step ahead in your career development plan. There are people who know what they want in their career but do not know how to achieve it. There are some other people who do not really know what they want and how to proceed. If you belong to any of these groups then this piece of writing may show you a way towards your success.
Step By Step Guide For Planning Your Career Development
Career development is a step by step process which takes you to your original goal. If you follow the steps you will be able to determine the proper direction in your career.
The first step would be to evaluate yourself. You need to understand what you currently do and what your potential is. You also need to understand what made you select the profession that you are in today. Reflect on things that you are good at or something that you can do better than others. If you can’t determine take help from people who know you better. It can be colleges, your friends, your family or even your boss.
Determination Your Goal
The next step is to determine what you would like to do. This will be dependent on certain factors. You may need to change the department within your organization or you may also need to change the job completely. You may even look for faster growth in the department that you are working currently. Anything you choose will be dependent on your skills, limitations and family responsibilities. Write down your career plan in proper order and paste it in a visible place. This will remind you of your goal every single day.
Take Suggestion From Experienced People
Once you have determined your goal, it is time to take suggestions from people who have actually achieved it or people who can show you the path towards it. It can be your boss, your established friends or people in the profession that you are going to take up. They would be able to tell you about the trainings you need, areas of improvements and difficulties that you are going to face. Don’t let the ego come in. Your boss will be the best person to discuss with even if you want to change the company. He can make the environment in your company favorable to you.
You can also take suggestion from people who are expert in this regard.
Now it is time to take proper training in relation to the work that you have chosen. If you have chosen a career where you need computer skills then you have to go through computer training. You need to arrange your job and the training in proper manner.
Develop Your Skills
In some cases self development is more valued than new acquired skills. If you are looking for a promotion then you need to develop communication and presentation skills. You may also need to develop leadership quality through proper training so that you can move up the ladder fast.
Execute Your Plan
Now that you have proper training and development plan, you need to execute them in reality. Don’t forget to follow the steps properly so that you don’t need to look back once you reach your destination. Rather plan a new goal and move ahead in life.
Damian is online enthusiast and part-time blogger since 2009. He is regular contributor and marketing consultant on several blogs. Damian’s latest project include campaign for South African specialized mining recruitment website Skye Recruitment.