In life, we often like to believe in his good fortune … From a professional point of view, establishing a professional development plan can however help the stars to align!
A career plan: a development tool we’ve all heard about, but … who has one? Yet, according to Al DEA, a professional development specialist , those who take the time to develop a good plan greatly increase their chances of realizing their dreams. Hence the importance of doing so by following a useful and effective method.
1- Evaluate your current situation
The first thing to do is to evaluate our current situation by naming our tasks, our skills, our sources of motivation, our strengths, our weaknesses, our values and our interests. This self-assessment allows us to see if the role we are currently playing is always in line with our aspirations.
2- Identify his achievements
Secondly, it is good to define the projects with the most positive consequences on our well-being and our career. We can thus choose to invest more efforts in this type of projects. For example, if we recently liked to participate in rewriting a website, why not try to find other projects where our written communication skills will be used?
3- Set clear objectives
After noting what you like to do and what you do well, it’s time to say where you want to go. A manager may want to manage a larger team. If we do not have the skills to do this, then we need to find a way to acquire them by formulating SMART objectives, i.e Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Temporal (with a specific date or time). . It can be to combine work and training online.
4- Surround yourself
Whether it is to evaluate our strengths, accomplishments and ways of achieving our goals, it is always best to seek the help of qualified individuals, such as a supervisor, mentor or colleague. In addition to advice, these people may have opportunities to offer …
That said, a career plan does not have to be cast in stone. In fact, it is even recommended to remain flexible with respect to the latter, even to establish several career plans. After all, as the poet Jacques Pervert put it so well: “The best way not to move forward is to follow a fixed idea. ”