Know where you’re headed.
Answer these questions to start creating a meaningful career plan that builds on your strengths and interests.
What are the most important skills you’ve gained in your career so far?
Which experiences have had a major impact on your career?
Which describes your current performance?
- Still developing in your current role
- Good performance, but room for development
- High performance, ready for new challenges
What do you value most at work?
Eg. work life balance, type of work, flexibility, location, management, creativity, independence, recognition etc.
What aspects don’t you value?
What are you good at?
What are you recognised for most often? What achievements are you most proud of?
What are your three main development areas?
Based on your performance development reviews and feedback from your manager and colleagues.
What personal priorities may influence your career decisions and in what ways?
What are your career aspirations?
Which options below reflect your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term (3-5 years) career goals?
- In the same or a similar role but performing better and with more experience and capability
- In a new or more senior role in the same team or same area of expertise
- In a completely different role and industry (what’s motivating you to do this?)
What skills, capabilities, knowledge or behaviours do you need to develop to fulfil your career aspirations?
Think about your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term (3-5 years) goals.