This article was published in collaboration with Bayt.com
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Whether you plan to stay at your current job, get a higher level of employment, or start your own business, you must have the final goal. But have you ever wondered what you need to achieve this goal, and how can you achieve it? Good planning is a strong motivator. The master plan helps you know which direction to take, and what is the next step in your career to achieve your career goals.
Here are some steps to help you develop a professional career plan:
1. Evaluate yourself fully
Identify your strengths and weaknesses, know what you are doing, and identify areas that need to be developed and improved. You also have to determine the value of your business, like what you like at work, and what values are important to you. Also, don't forget to identify what is important to you, and what you prefer to do in your spare time.
2. Identify suitable work, career roles, and career choices
There are many resources that help you to find job listings and find job markets for your career caliber and professional choices. You can search the site for the profession you are interested in, and what profession you can integrate into based on your self-assessment. Read about different jobs, and interview yourself to get information with people who are interested in careers. You also have to determine your desire to start a new career.
3. Follow the strategy to work in your chosen job
You have to analyze the gap here. Let's say you find the job you're looking for, but what's next? Determine what you need to know about this job opportunity, and analyze the skills, knowledge, training courses or certificates needed to compete for this position, and what employers are looking for in this position.
But don't stop at this point, remember to always ask how you can get closer to the career opportunities that you aspire to? You may need to learn new skills, take online courses, or look for new details and information.
4. Set your priorities
After you identify the skills and qualifications that you lack, prioritize. To do this, set the most important things that need to be addressed first, and then prioritize developing yourself in everything. For example, identifying the skills you need, a certificate, and when you start learning these skills, you will be on track to achieve your professional goals.
5. Place another option
Life changes from time to time, you may suddenly get new opportunities and options, and you may experience unexpected difficulties. Whatever your choice is, your career must be flexible and changeable.
6. Find a guide
Finding a guide in your field helps you avoid mistakes. You must be humble to learn from others and their experiences, and to avoid making the same mistakes they made in the past.
7. Avoid professional activities
Once you start following your career plan towards your career goals, you may feel at some point that you lose your enthusiasm and feeling that you are not making progress. You need to know that at some point you need to apply for improvement, work to get a higher position, or even change your field to another field. Change is an important component for developing and developing your career. It is important to abandon the inactivity and frustration that you can face through your career, and start learning, going forward and developing yourself.