Design my personal career plan

Thinking about your career and making key decisions can be overwhelming. It is a good idea to break this down into manageable chunks, looking at both the short term goals and your long term aim. This tool will help you do that.

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How to use this tool

Complete the form below to design your personal career journey. There is room for 10 steps, but you do not have to fill them all. Your career plan will look different depending on where you are in your career:

  • If you are still at university, your short term goals may revolve around getting your CV or portfolio up to date so that you can apply for your first job. It may also involve building your support network, work through some free online tutorials or volunteer for a work internship. This may cover the next week, month, two months etc.
  • Your longer term goal may be to be in a specific job role, which you will probably have to grow into. So you would think about the next three months, six months, one year or even longer if it involves a promotion. Think about the skills you have to learn, the experience you have to acquire.

Need some inspiration? Check out the steps and goals students often put on their career plan.

The career planner is based on materials used by the careers advice service at University of Huddersfield, UK, and the career path planner in: Employment Learning Journal, UK National Autistic Society


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