Career Plan Benefits: a great career plan is an opportunity map. As your career advances, industry will change. Your career plan must be flexible to adjust to changes in industry. With an updated plan, you will discover new roads for opportunities to success.
Great career plans not only define where you want to go. The plan helps you identify the tools, skills, and network you need to get there. ~ www.jaywren.com
The Benefits of a Career Plan
A Check-off List
A Career Plan Creates a Check-off List of What You Need as Your Career Progresses.
Part of creating a career plan includes writing a check-off list. Through this check-off list, you will create focus and direction. Your intuition can emerge to see options that might somehow never have come to you.
Here is a summary of things you might consider including in your career plan check-off list:
- The job you are in now
- The jobs you want
- People you will need to help you
- Things you want to achieve
- Places you want to live
- The amount of money you want to make
The Psychological Advantages of a Career Plan
A Career Plan Gives You a Sense of Purpose and Direction.
Have you ever found yourself in a meeting, working on a project, or in any situation where the question came to mind, “What am I doing here?” or “Why am I doing this?”
Have you noticed that associated with those questions is an unpleasant feeling that you are wasting your time? You have no sense of purpose for your activities.
Going to work every day with a sense of purpose is a lot more fun than going to work every day and wondering why you are doing what you are doing.
Also, it seems logical that going to work every day with a sense of purpose increases your likelihood of being more successful.
- Your interest in your work will increase.
- You will be focused on your work.
- Spontaneously, you will be more willing to invest energy and time in your work.
Creating a career plan is preparation for each step of your career. You will more effectively gather the tools and develop the skills that you need. Furthermore, you will better understand which people to add to your network for success.
Whether you are working in front of other people or working alone at your desk, as you take advantage of creating a career plan, you will have more mental clarity and feel less stress.
Summary of Career Plan Benefits
In summary, you will have the following benefits from your career plan.
- Increased creativity and confidence
- Clear direction
- Less stress through simplifying a planned process
- Great habits for success
- The great feelings of a sense of purpose
- Spontaneity in handling the inevitable turns and redirections
- Creating a vision for success
In closing, you will have empowered your mind with a conscious and unconscious mindset to create a path for your success.