Having worked in the recruitment of professional level candidates for clients for over 15 years I am still astonished at how few people actually have a real plan for their futures. More
This is even more shocking when I am referring to the very best talent and performers in their particular fields.
My observation is that most career moves are haphazard and generated by an unexpected opportunity or an approach by a Head-hunter.
As we all patiently await the return of serious economic growth and the likely upsurge in career opportunity I suggest now is the time to prepare for the future.
There are many models of career planning but all fundamentally require rigorous self analysis and self awareness to determine the following about ourselves: fundamental career anchors (motivators), personal values, occupational interests, preferred work environments, skills & competencies, development needs, & life interests.
A thorough analysis of the above will enable any candidate produce a range of realistic and appropriate career options to further evaluate and prioritise.
The final element of the jigsaw is committing the number 1 option into an action and development plan designed to achieve personal career targets over the next 5 – 10 years.
You will find your career plan a helpful tool and well worth the investment of your time and effort.
If you would like to explore Career Planning further please contact Paddy Collins, Torc Consulting Group, 01 662 3020, email@example.com
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