Kick-off Your Career Planning

Most people start looking for a job and updating their resume, that’s the last thing you should be doing

Riz Tabley
5 min readDec 6, 2023
Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

Whether you have a job or you’re looking for one, putting together a career plan can help to put you on the right path and give back control.

Most people just look for a job, they update their resume and look for the next job. They might think about what they want and what they don’t want. That’s the extent of the planning. No wonder most people are not satisfied with their roles.

I’ve been guilty of that too. Letting others dictate what roles and jobs I can or can’t do. Satisfaction was hard to come by until I started thinking and planning my career. And it’s not a one-off exercise. You need to review and update your career plan because things change. Your organization changes, you change. What you think and feel when you’re in your 20s is different when you’re in your 30s and 40s.

Before you rush off and update your CV and look for a job. You need to assess your current state.

SWOT Analysis

A classic analysis that will help you understand yourself better. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.