For one to be successful and to feel the sense of achievement in their
career it is recommended that everyone needs to have goals, ambition and
clear direction. Without the knowledge of knowing where you are going
and what you are trying to achieve could easily lead you in the wrong
Take a moment to look at where you are today and where you want to be.
Once you know this, can you only then decide on the best route to your
By taking today as your new starting point, consider your work and private
life, your character and personality, skills and values and personal preferences.
Try answering these few simple questions and hopefully they will help
you identify your career plan.
What motivates you?
Have you identified your strengths?
Do you know of any weaknesses? (If so, how can you develop / improve?)
How would you describe your character?
What do you look for in a job?
Where do you want to be in the next 2, 5, 10 years?
Having now identified your some key facts about yourself can you now begin
to think of the types of job roles, industries and locations that are
of interest to you. Once you have narrowed your selection can you then
decide on how to achieve your new goal.
Decide on a realistic Timeline. What you want to achieve and by when.
E.g. within the next 3, 6, 9, 12, 24 months
How will you gain the additional training, skills and experience that
you’ve identified that you need?
How will promote yourself into the job market? (Recruitment agencies,
direct client contact or networking)
And finally, remember it is important for you to monitor your progress,
review where you are, re-evaluate your goals if necessary taking into
consideration any changes within the job market and personal circumstances.
Take control of your career plan and with the commitment and self-belief
you journey should be that much easier.