Career planning involves continuous long term and short term goals formulated and followed at all stages and phases of a career.

If you are in a formal career it is important to plot and track your career path and create and consolidate the building blocks needed to get there. What are your goals for 2016? What will your next career level or step be in two years time? Look at adverts pertaining to this job and level. What do you not have? How can you get it? This leads to an action plan involving written steps with timelines and budgets if study is involved to ensure your goal is attained. No one else can do this for you – only you can plan and action what is needed.

If unemployed, the basics need to be put in place with a short term goal of generating income. Thereafter you might formulate a Plan A and Plan B – each with different goals and action plans.

Goals need to be set in writing with daily follow up and tracking thereof. If you do not believe in and set goals, nothing will happen!

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” Tom Landry