Career Plan Steps

Think about people who you admire. How did they get there? You can achieve your long term goals by breaking them into smaller tasks and make new goals as you go along.

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

Step 1: Make a career plan Think about your long–term career goals and the things you can do in the short run to get them done.
  • Write these things down on your Career Plan Worksheet.
  • You can also use a SWOT Analysis to help you see what short-term actions you can take.
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. Think of new goals for the next phase of your career. Remember: planning your career will last for your whole life.  

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