Creating a career development plan shows that you see your performance and personal development as a priority. L&I®’s Career Development Plan worksheet will allow you to reflect and put into action the direction you want to go in your role and career. It can also be a great resource to use in your professional conversations with your manager and ensure you get the results you need to be successful in your career journey.
L&I® recommends periodic check-ins with your manager (i.e. once a quarter) to discuss and check-in on your progress. Using the Career Development Plan worksheet is a great tool to use during those conversations. This will cultivate an open relationship of ongoing feedback, learning, and growth. You can also prepare for those conversations using an additional resource, the Career Development Check-In worksheet, which you can find here.
Kelly Nash is a Chicago-based writer, speaker, career advisor, and founder of Lipstick & Ink®. In addition, she works full-time in technology as a Success Manager at Salesforce and has over 10 years of digital marketing experience. Kelly has been featured in Thrive Global, International Association of Women, General Assembly, Salesforce, SheFactor, and Six Degrees Society. She is also in the process of writing her first book.