Career Planning

In looking toward your next career step, list personal and professional goals.

These questions can help you clarify them:

  • Why are you in your current field?
  • Are your talents and personality traits fully utilized?
  • Are education and training priorities where you work?

After you have answered these questions, take these steps:

  • Career management. Take positive steps to achieve your objectives.
  • Support. You'll be able to move faster when an offer is tendered if your family endorses your choices.
  • Networking. Your career network should include friends, current and former colleagues, vendors, industry contacts, recruiters, teachers and classmates.
  • Skills. Make sure your skills are up-to-date.