Give Yourself Quarterly Reviews
Set aside an
hour or two every three months to look at your plan and review your progress. This will
help you appreciate what you have accomplished so far and keep you focused on what you'll
want to accomplish in the next quarter.
2. Give Your Plan An Annual Tune-Up
At least once a year, give your career plan a top-to-bottom
review. Industries, markets, and technologies change, so you'll want to adjust your
plan to reflect those changes. Make sure your milestones for your target positions
accurately reflect what the market currently wants.
3. Honor Your Timelines
If you only intended to stay in a certain job role for two
years and you're getting close to that mark, take action. Start circulating your
resume and positioning yourself for your next move. You can't get to the finish line
if you aren't moving forward.
4. Be Accountable to Someone Else
Entrust someone else with keeping you accountable, like a career coach or mentor. Make sure you give this
responsibility to someone who will be diligent and won't be afraid of upsetting you by
nagging. Knowing you have someone else to answer to for your progress can be a huge
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