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Career Planning Tips

When you decide to take your next career step, write out your personal and professional goals to see if they align. The following questions can help you clarify your objectives:

Why are you in the field in which you are currently working? Are your talents and personality traits being fully utilized? Are continuing education and training high priorities where you work?


After you have answered these questions, take the following next steps: Manage Your Career.


Take control of your life by taking positive steps to achieve your objectives. Find Your Support.


Be sure that your family endorses your choices. You'll be able to move faster when an offer is tendered. ​ Tap into Your Network.


Your career network should include friends, current and former colleagues, vendors, industry contacts, recruiters, teachers and classmates. ​ Refresh Your Skills.


Today's economic environment is constantly changing. Make sure your skills are up-to-date.