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 career. It can also be a great resource to use in your professional conversations with your manager, mentor, or coach and ensure you get the results you need to be successful in your career journey.
For corporate professionals, L&I® recommends discussing and reviewing your Career Development Plan with your manager at least once a year, refreshing as appropriate. This worksheet will cultivate an open relationship of ongoing feedback, learning, and growth. You can also prepare for career check-ins with your manager using an additional resource, the Career Development Check-In worksheet, found here.
Kelly Nash is a Chicago-based writer, career coach, speaker and founder of Lipstick & Ink®. She also works full-time in technology as a Role Strategy and Employee Engagement Manager at Salesforce and has over 12 years of digital marketing experience. Kelly has been featured in Thrive Global, Chicago Tribune, International Association of Women, General Assembly, Salesforce, and SheFactor. She’s fueled by black coffee, sunshine, a good ink pen, and a bold lip.