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Defining a Development Plan

First of all, What is a Development plan? The Development Plan is a document that provides planners with guidelines to follow during the development assessment process. 

Developmental assessment is a process that measures a child’s attainment of physical or cognitive skills that allow continued maturation, learning, and function in society. 

There are 6 Stages of the Assessment Process, which are discussed extensively in our eBook (Your Customized Guide To Immediate Employment)

Based on our discussion, Development is a process that creates growth, progress, positive change, or the addition of physical, economic, environmental, social, and demographic components.

When we apply this definition to Career Development, we define it as a dynamic planning document intended to reflect your increased career development learning. The plan helps you: 

  1. Set goals 
  2. Clarify the actions needed to achieve these goals. 
  3. Commit to participating in the planned activities

We can simply define a Career Action Plan as a roadmap that will take you from point 1 to point 2. 

 Point 1 is the process of choosing your career /vocation to Point 2 getting a job in your chosen career and advancing in it. 

Also referred to as an Individualized (or Individual) Career Development Plan, it will help you reach your career goals.

The Importance of a career development plan

“Whether you succeed or fail in life; depends on the plan you have or do not have”- Myles Munroe

Did you recently graduate from university? Or have you been in the workforce for years? A career development plan is a tool to advance your goals. To have a RoadMap for your future career, will not only help you reach your career goals but will also, help you stay motivated and inspired towards achieving them. It will also help to increase your productivity and strengthen your relationship with your mentors and supervisors.

A development plan will help you stay on top of your plan, and there is a far more sure chance that you will be able to get to the next level in your career.

Steps to Create a Career Development Plan

Follow these steps to create a career development plan for yourself:

  1. Identify your current position.
  2. Identify your destination. For the full discussion on YOUR CUSTOMIZED GUIDE FOR IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT click on the link below:

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