39: How to build your career plan – Eliza Kirkby, Hays Australia

In this podcast, Eliza Kirkby, Regional Director at Hays Australia, shares her expert advice on how to effectively develop a career plan in order help you meet your goals.

You can read the full transcript here: https://social.hays.com/2021/04/13/podcast-39-how-to-build-your-career-plan/


(01:27) Please could you introduce yourself to our listeners?

(03:21) Have you followed a career plan yourself to help you get to where you are today?

(04:32) Could you explain exactly what a career plan is and what the benefits are of creating one?

(06:00) What time period should a career plan cover? Should you have one for one year, five years, ten years? Should you have multiple career plans that span a certain length of time?

(07:49) What should your first steps be if you're writing a career plan from scratch or if you're revisiting one that you've already written?

(09:26) How important is it to set realistic SMART goals and objectives?

(10:56) I’d imagine conducting an analysis of which skills are in demand is crucial when career planning. Could you give us some examples of which skills will be crucial to succeed in the future of work?

(13:21) Throughout the last year or so, one of the only certainties has been change. Do you think that change has made career planning more difficult?

(14:55) Would you say it's important for listeners to be open-minded and flexible when it comes to following their career paths? Is it okay if we move away from them from time to time to focus on other things perhaps?

(16:41) For those of our listeners who had a career plan in place but have been impacted by redundancy or change in circumstances, how would you recommend they go about resetting and reviving their plans?

(19:06) And on the other hand, are career plans still helpful even if you're satisfied with your current career?

(20:05) And for those of our listeners who may have been working towards a promotion which has been put on hold due to the pandemic, how can a career plan help to get them back on track?

(22:07) If you're hoping to progress in the current company that you're in, should career planning be done on your own or should it be done in conjunction with your manager?

(23:21) What advice would you give to those that feel as though they're not getting the support they need from their manager?

(25:17) What would you recommend listeners do to ensure that they feel motivated to remain on track?

(26:36) How can listeners track their progress to maintain motivation?

(28:30) If you had one piece of advice to help our listeners navigate their careers for out of the pandemic and beyond, what would that be?

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