An Approach to Career PlanningDeveloping a career plan can be a good way to get comfortable with the personal strategic planning process. For one thing, many people already have a clear picture of their "dream" job (the job they would like to have 5-10 years from now) -- so, the first step in the planning process has already been completed. For another, many people will find that some very useful work has already been done for them!
The approach presented here builds upon the process summarized in this overview of personal strategic planning. The primary steps in the process are covered in more detail in:
- Discovering Your Vision (in this case, identifying your "dream" job),
- Identifying Your SWOTs (identifying your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats), and
- Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan (developing goals & strategies to land your dream job).