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The Importance of Career Planning

Did you know that the average person spends more than 1/3 of their life at work? That’s a large amount of time so there’s no wonder why studies have shown that higher job satisfaction correlates to higher life satisfaction.

Have you ever felt stuck in your career and you don’t know what’s next? Well a career plan can help fix that. A career

plan is a structured proposal that maps out future career goals, development, and trajectory. Career planning is the process of assessing your needs, exploring options, creating goals, and taking the steps to complete those goals. Career planning helps a person find a career suitable for their lifestyle, skills, and interests. It also has many great benefits such as :

  • increased self awareness

  • increased development

  • increased career

  • increased life satisfaction

  • increased motivation

  • increased visibility at work

  • increased confidence

  • increased opportunities

Use this tips to create a career plan:

  • Reflect on what you like, dislike, need, and want from work

  • Identify your transferable skills

  • Leverage and learn from people in your network

  • Do your research

  • Set career goals

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