5 Keys to a Strong Career Plan
Career plans should leverage your assets, set you in direction of your aspirations, and account for the market realities.
This is a professional note extracted from an online article.
Read more efficiently
Save what inspires you
A person with a foundation of knowledge and skills will make more money and most likely live a more meaningful life.
There’s a similar belief in start-ups: technology companies focus on learning over profitability in the early years to maximize revenue in the later years.
Prioritize plans that offer the best chance at learning about yourself and the world. Ask yourself, “Which plan offers the most learning potential?”
Any entrepreneur (and any expert on cognition / learning) will tell you that practical knowledge is best developed by doing, not just thinking or planning.
For careers, too, you don’t know what the best plan is until you try.
Occasional missteps are to be expected when you take an experimental approach to career planning.
These errors needn’t be permanent. Good Plan A’s can be stopped or reversed or morphed into a Plan B. A good Plan A minimizes the cost of failure.
Start with a trial period. Keep your day job.
If you study the root causes of business disasters, over and over you’ll find a predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification.
At the same time, though, don’t do the opposite and think ahead too far in the future. You will change, the world will change, the competition will change.
The best thing to do is to think and plan two steps ahead.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Begin by thinking about where you are now, where you want to be and how you're going to get there.
Work on getting to know your skills, interests and values.
Explore jobs that interest you and ask yourself how do my skills and interests match up with these jobs?
You will now have a list of preferred jobs and/or learning options.
one more idea
Carefully evaluate your individual strengths, lifestyle preferences, passions, work style, and financial needs.
Know both who you are as a person and who you desire to b...
Internships and part-time jobs are an excellent way to sample a field of interest.
They provide the opportunity to perform some of the job functions, observe others work, and evaluate the “real world” workplace environment.
2 more ideas
Old age typically brings medical problems and increased healthcare expenses.
Living out your retirement years in comfort while also covering your medical expenses may turn out to be a burden too large to bear.
Without a well-planned retirement nest egg, you may be forced to liquidate your assets in order to cover your expenses during your retirement years.
one more idea