Skip to main content

What is career planning?

  1. Identifying where you want to go and how to get there
  2. Thinking about your skills, interests and values in relation to job requirements
  3. Using this information to take and implement career decisions

Where do you want to be in three years? Do you know what your future looks like?

Spend a few minutes brainstorming this question, think about your aspirations and plans for work and beyond.

(Word Document) brainstorming exercise template - Word version
(best for completing on a computer)

(PDF Document) brainstorming exercise template - PDF version
(best for printing and completing by hand)

  • If you have already identified a specific area, your next step is to check that your values and skills match those required in that area.

  • If you feel that you have no concrete ideas or just a vague sense of where you want to be, then knowing who you are (interests and values) and what you can offer are good starting points.