Do you track your career progression? Many professionals don’t. Or they loosely have an idea in their head of where they want to see their career and what they want to achieve. But to effectively track your career progression and make sure you are moving closer to your goals and objectives each year, you need a structured plan.
Tracking your career progression is important for many reasons. It helps you develop a clear focus for your career, can give you an advantage over other professionals vying for the same jobs, and it can help you make key decisions about jobs, promotions, professional development and all other aspects of your career.
There are many ways you can track or document your career progression. Here are 5 steps to include in a successful career progression plan:
You need to know who you are professionally to set a baseline for your career:
Know your end career goal to begin to work backwards:
Compare your professional self with your career goals:
Knowing where you want to work and the types of jobs you want during your career help you shape your career path:
Once you have an idea of who you are, where you are in your career, and the types of jobs you want, you can start to fill in the gaps to achieve your desired career.
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