Create an action plan
Once you know who you are and what you want, you have some decisions to make. You can develop an action plan by answering questions such as:
- Have you got all the skills and experience you need for your chosen career?
- Do you have any gaps to fill?
- Do you need to look into further study or training?
- When should you be applying for opportunities?
You can prepare an action plan in any format that works for you. The main thing is to identify short and long term goals, and what you need to do to achieve them. Set yourself deadlines to keep yourself on track, and make your goals SMART - specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timetabled.