A career plan is a continual process that visit all throughout your career.
- Okay, so what is a career plan? Well, your career plan is a continual process that you're gonna visit all the way through your career. You might change focus, you might change professions, sectors, your priorities in life may change, but you'll always be able to plan. And everybody should take time out of their day today to reflect, think about where do you want to be in one year, two year, five years from now? Now when you meet people, and they say, what is it that you do? What do you want to say to them? Your career plan helps you to identify your next career move by assessing all of the options that are available to you.
And then you can go away and make a decision on which route you want to go down, which part is going to make you happy. Creating your career plan will take a bit of thought and reflection and trust me, it won't necessarily be easy. But you're gonna spend so much time in work. You know, life's too short to do things that you hate. It's definitely worth putting the time in to plan. And having a long-term vision will help you sort out your short-term motivation. We wanna keep you really, really, really focused on those goals. We don't want you to procrastinate.
We want you to make smarter decisions about your career, based on your longer-term goals. And we are absolutely, in this course, gonna tell you how to measure your progress. You need to know when you're on track. Now in the next few sections of this course, I'm gonna talk you through how to conduct your career research, how to review your relevant skills and your strengths, and work out what you need to do.