Is Your Career Plan Bullet-Proof? [EPISODE 31] #Podcast

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On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on an interesting topic which comes as a question – Is Your Career Plan Bullet-Proof?

Yes, you read that right – Is Your Career Plan Bullet-Proof?

Let’s start with an opening quote by Jesse Owens – “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens

Are you just setting out in your career journey as a fresh graduate or you are planning a career move or career change as a young professional, permit me to ask a few questions – do you have a current career plan? Is your career plan broken into short, medium and long term? If you do have a career plan, or is it just a mental picture or is it written?

If you are like most people, your answer to at least one of the above questions is “No”.

When you do not have a clear career plan, broken into goal stages of actualization, there is no way you can identify when you get to your ‘dream’ career destination. Thus, the onus is on you to take charge and manage your career.

The place to start your career planning is from the point of defining your ‘life goal’. Click To Tweet

On this episode, you would learn:

  • That the place to start your career planning is from the point of defining your ‘life goal’. Often your life goal is a function of who you are. As your career should be a natural extension of who you are.
  • That in your hands lay the full responsibility of taking charge and managing your career. It does not end once you secure a job; it is a life-long effort.
  • That in order for you to get the career planning setting process right from the start and to at best increase your chances of success, there 5 practical steps to follow (these are covered in the podcast)

The career planning process is a 'back from the future thinking' process. Click To Tweet

Go ahead to download and listen to this week’s podcast episode, happy listening 🙂

After listening, feel free to drop a comment or ask your question in the comment section below. Thank you for listening 🙂

Special Podcast MentionHow I Secured My First Job 8 Weeks After NYSC

Credit: Podcast sound track by BenSound.Com

Segun Akiode

Segun Akiode is a Chemical Engineer turned Strategic HR Professional. He is the Author of the fastest selling book "Corporate Misfit: Immutable Career Lessons for Fresh Graduates".

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