Career planning and advancement does not have to be a chore.
Take some time to visualize what and where you want to be in small bites. Three months, six months up to a year. What additional knowledge do you need to acquire to reach these career goals?
If you career plan, for example, is to add career related knowledge, in bites of reading two books a month. Get started now. If you can’t find time to actually read the books, buy the CDs of the books a listen on your comute. Keep notes in a journal along with ideas about future learning.
Take advantage of related training offered by your employer. Is there an area in your career that you are weak? Build a plan to acquire the necessary knowledge and experience.
From your journal take time to look back on your progress. Use this analysis to plan your next few months.
If something pops up that piques your interest, take the time to learn more. This additional interest may lead you into a new career or career path. Be flexible and you’ll take your career ideas and career plan into a level of job satisfaction where it will be a joy to go into work every day. Good luck on your career planning.
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