How to Create Career
Career planning is not somewhat that you do once and then forget. Seeing that research has found that the normal worker will change careers – not jobs but careers – five to seven times in their lifetime, career planning is an activity you should do at least once a year.
Succeeding in an always changing workplace requires a career management plan. Employers continuously want to attract, hire, and retain employees who offer the best value. Think about yourself as a business with a product to sell and create a strategy for advertising your value in the workplace.
Keep an up-to-date resume
- One of the most essential steps in planning for the future of your career is to be ready to jump when chances present themselves.
Make career scheduling a steady event
- Find a day or weekend at least once a year and roster time to truly attend to what you want out of your career. For me, the best time to do this is at the end of December, as we are impending the New Year.
Set career goals
- Even though you can be successful in your career without setting goals, you can be even more successful with setting goals. Another big part of career planning is reviewing and modifying these goals on a constant basis – and developing new goals once you accomplish your previous ones.
Step out of your luxury zone
- One of the best ways to advance your career is to identify and solve an organizational problem your company is experiencing. If you can identify a problem within your organization, propose a solution, and implement it, you will not only increase your visibility in the organization but also expand your skills in the process.
Explore new teaching or training opportunities
- Never miss a chance to learn and grow more as an employee and individual. Part of career planning is finding training opportunities, courses, or workshops that will help you further your career.
Research promotes career development opportunities
- A fun part of career planning is picturing your career in the future. Where will you be in a year or in five years? While it’s impossible to plan everything, it’s always a good idea to know where you’re going and what various career paths are available to you. As employees progress in their careers, fewer jobs at more senior levels become available; yet continuing to grow your skills and experience should still be a priority.