Developing a career development plan is not easy, a very simple one may not help your career progression and a complicated one will put you off from assessing your career. Here are some points from Caltech which will help you in formulating a good career development plan.
Assessment: First, identify your currentUse these as a framework for developing your own individualized career plan. A word of warning, developing a good career plan isn’t enough – your success lies in implementing it.
skills, knowledge, abilities, and interests.
Goals: Identify the new skills,
knowledge, and experiences you would like to acquire and have. Do these goals
match your personal and career interests? Are your goals in agreement with your
organization's goals, mission and vision?
Identify the gap between the current situation and the desired outcome. This
will produce a statement of purpose that should clarify why you want to learn
something, and what specific skills, knowledge and abilities you wish to
Learning objective(s): Identify what
skills, knowledge, and abilities are to be acquired or enhanced. Remember that
this is only a plan, not a rigid promise; your plan can and should be revised as
your goals change and as learning occurs.