Planning Today for Your Career

Critically assess your present work skills – In order to progress in your career, it will be necessary to assess your skills to uncover any deficiencies or weaknesses. As an aid, it might be helpful to read your job specifications which should be available from your boss. Alternatively, the required skills should be noted on your job advertisement, if you have retained the ad in your files. By the way, keeping your employment documents in a convenient file is always a good idea.
Check the skills which you should have mattered. If you have been in your job for a substantial period, you will probably be proficient in the skills which are used daily. However, it is common for job ads to specify skills which are less frequently used and therefore you may need to do some further training.

Participate in training and updating Programs – Most firms and large organizations will either have in-service training programs or will sponsor employees to enroll in external courses. For those working in large firms, your personnel office will be able to give you details about in-house programs and relevant external courses available locally or by correspondence.

Talk with senior people in your field – Some very helpful advice can be obtained from people who have forged careers in your field. Take time to meet with these people and ask how they started and progressed.

• Get to know the people up the ladder in your organization – If you are interested in progressing in your organization, it will be helpful to know the people who will be assessing your performance. This is not polishing the apple. On the contrary, it is knowing the apples-the good, the bad, and the indifferent. You can get to know these strategic people by participating on relevant committees at higher levels, and by becoming involved in your organization social activities, to name but a few possibilities.

Schedule an appointment with your boss to discuss your career plans – The most critical person who can influence your career in your organization is your immediate boss. This person will be asked to write a report on your job strength and weaknesses when you apply for promotion. So, before you reach that stage, discuss your current position and how you can enhance your skills and abilities.
Getting more organized is a skill which will make you more effective and efficient at work and more satisfied at home.

• Use a daily plan to list the jobs to be done, indicating their priority and a time estimate for completing the job.
• Work to a daily plan each day.
• Get to your high priority jobs first.
• Reward yourself for completing each job.
• Take time periodically to do long-term planning.
• Use a yearly planner to schedule important projects and events.
• Allow for ample lead-up time to get large jobs done.
• Review your career plans regularly.
• Assess your job skills.
• Discuss your progress with friends, colleagues and your boss.

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it will be necessary to assess your skills to uncover any deficiencies or weaknesses. As an aid, it might be helpful to read your job specifications which should be available from your boss.

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