Practicing Career Professionalism, Part 2

INFORMATION SHEET NO. 2

DEVELOPING A PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLAN

A person cannot align his career unless he has aligned his personal life. He knows what he is headed to, what he wants and how to get it. Many people are so focused on their career but their personal life in a mess.

Career goals must be aligned to one’s personal mission and life goals. If a person has a personal mission of making his life meaningful and memorable, he will align his career towards that direction. He will probably choose a job where he can maximize his service to others. Make decisions that will not only serve his personal interest and always righteous in his actions and decisions

As a starting point in your personal and professional growth, make your personal mission-vision statement. This represents your desired ultimate outcome. What your life stands for and the contributions you want to make. As an example:

My Personal Mission

To maximize my contributions in making this world a better place to live in by reaching out to others with the use of my God given talents and resources.

My Ultimate Vision

I envision myself coming face to face with my creator, happy to make an account of my contributions in the mission that he entrusted to me.

Once you are clear about your life mission-vision, proceed to the planning of your career.

The first step towards building a successful career is to plan your career direction. This entails formulation of your career goals and aspirations and the action you need to take to materialize them.

To arrive at workable action plan, you must be able to recognize what is important to you, what you want and what is needed to achieve them. Then asses your strengths and weaknesses so that you make right choices, one that best suits your personality, talents and inner resources.

You Need a Growth Plan to Serve as your Guide

A growth plan is like a map that states the direction towards where you decide to grow both in your personal and professional life within a given period of time

This growth plan consists of three parts:

1. Inventory of Assets, Liabilities, Opportunities and Threats

The assets include one’s talents, abilities, skills and competencies as well available resources – money, contacts, materials, etc.

Liabilities include weaknesses, personal handicaps, and skills deficiency

Opportunities are external factors in the environment which facilitate goal attainment. For example: opportunities to work abroad, scholarships made available to students, job opportunities, etc.

Threats are those that serve as stumbling blocks to goal attainment.

2. Inventory of Resource Requirements

What is needed to realize goals, like personality attributes, required competencies, educational and academic requirement, etc?

3. Action Plan

This consists of specific mission-vision statement, long term goals specific objectives and action plans that will best respond to the mission and the goals. The plan must also describe the mechanics of implementation like when, how it will be done, who will be involved, etc.

All these information provide the basis for effective goal setting and action planning. A person must know his strengths, limitations and inner resources so that he can plan ways of using his assets to his best advantage. Improve his weaknesses and overcome threats for goal attainment. He also needs to know what is required to reach certain goals so that he can plan ways to meet them.

STEPS IN PERSONAL/CAREER PLANNING

1. Prepare a personal mission statement

This must state what you wish to accomplish for a meaningful career. A meaningful mission statement must not be confined to satisfying personal needs. You will find greater meaning in life when you aim for serving others through the career you have chosen.

2. Formulate long-term goals

No success will ever be realized without goals and actions. Actions must be directed towards goals it must be established from well-examined realities and sensible values so that they become realistic, attainable and meaningful.

3. Identify the requirements to attain your goal.

Then assess your capacities to meet these requirements.

4. Establish specific, measurable, attainable and relevant objectives in relation to each goal.

The goals must also respond to the requirements that have identified in number 3.

5. Prepare action plans

After identifying requirements, identify the steps, strategies and actions you will take to satisfy each requirement. This is your action plan. It must include a timetable for accomplishment- when to start and when it is expected to be finished.

6. Identify needed resources

Identify what resources are needed – suppliers, materials, money, etc.

How much?

How many?

Where will you get these resources?

ACTIVITY SHEET NO. 2




DEVELOPING A PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLAN

OBJECTIVES: After completing this activity you should be able to:

  1. Prepare personal and career action plan
  2. Develop a professional growth plan

Materials

Activity Sheet

Pen

Procedure/Task:

  1. Read Information Sheet No. 2
  2. Accomplish Activity Sheet No. 2
  3. Ask the trainer to evaluate your output

My Personal

And

Career Action Plan

  1. State your personal mission statement in the box

My Personal Mission Statement

  1. I wish to apply the following goals:

Where am I now

My immediate goal for this year till next year

For the 2nd and 3rd year

For the 4th – 5th year

After 5 years, I wish to accomplish

Before I die, I wish to accomplish

  1. Identify the requirements for the attainment of your goal. Then mark in the appropriate column your assessment as to the extent you have satisfied said requirement.

Requirements

Sufficient for me

Not sufficient

I don’t meet this requirement

1. Educational and academic requirements- degree, grades, academic standing etc.

2. Required personality and skills

3. Required personality traits

4. Contacts needed

5. Required work experience

6. Other requirements – height, age etc.

  1. Formulate specific objectives to realize your goals.

Go back to your goals in No. 2 which is opposite each goal, state your specific objectives. Try to address the requirements you need to achieve your goal.

Address also the perceived threats and opportunities. How do you overcome the threat of stiff competition, make use of opportunities abroad etc.

GOALS

My specific short term objectives

My immediate goal for this year

For the 2nd and 3rd year

For the 4th – 5th year

After 5 years, I wish to accomplish

Before I die, I wish to accomplish

5. Establish Specific Action Plans

Specific Action I will take to achieve my goals and objectives as stated in step no. 4 including the steps I will take to meet the requirements and to overcome the threats to my goals.

Examples:

Learn/develop my skills in communication by:

  1. enrolling in speech lessons

Overcome my personality handicaps and develop my self:

1.

2.

Scout for opportunities like scholarships, funding assistance, etc. from __________

ACTION PLANS

TIMETABLE

SELF-CHECK NO. 2


DEVELOPING A PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLAN

Check you mastery of Professional Growth Plan by completing questions/task below:

Enumerate the types of growth plan. Give examples.


Comments 29 comments

Jhayrico R. Garcia CES 5 years ago

(My following goals in my life)

Where I am now??? I enrolled in PSAT TESDA in Lingayen Pangasinan taking the course of Consumer Electronics Servicing NCII

In this coming 5years I want to finish my study and after that i will go in abroad to find a good job and may i will make my own house and my girlfriend and me,ahmm we will have our matrimony.

Before I die I wish to accomplish is for my future family and my wife so that they can find a job for there own future.


joenatan s. ronquillo 5 years ago

where am i now:i am here in school PSAT to study an electronics technician and to get a certificate / and for the 2nd year:to be come a competent in electronics technician/and for 3rd year:i wish that in this year i have my shop or business / for the 4th year to be a successful business man / for the 5th year : i think i have so many branches before i fast away


ANTONNETH G. RITUMALTA 5 years ago

I'm here now taking a course of HAIR DRESSING in this year after graduating my course I just want to find and apply a good work.For my 2nd and 3rd year maybe I am working at that time,i want to help my mother to finish our house. In the 4th and 5th year I think I have a future family at that time.And I stop working to have lots of time for my future children and husband.May be after 5 years I got a 2 child I am still giving my attention to my future family.Before I die or before I leaving this earth I just want to see my child that they will be alright and they are in good situation for having a nice work.


Aizza Soriano 5 years ago

for me my plan after i successfully accomplished my course i want to continue studying and study another course so that when i finished..i will have a good work and also i can help my parents.


jennelyn Q. Albay 5 years ago

i want to finish my studies first, and after that i will go to abroad and work there so that i can help my parents and earn money for my own career because my dream is to become a successful career woman someday. and if im already a successful career woman, i will help other people.


Roselyn C. Tenepere 5 years ago

my first plan is to finish my study,study hard until i graduate and i want to go abroad to find job and then i want to invest a small business for my family...

before i died i want to travel the world....


JEFREY A GARCIA 5 years ago

My goal for this year is to finish my study in this school.

after 5years i want to have a business for my family and before i die i want to make sure that my family is in good and safe.jeje that's all i want


Zandro G. Lomibao 5 years ago

My Personal and Career Action Plan

1.my personal mission statement were finish to study in school of P.S.A.T because that is the good for my life in my future of course specially to my parents only,.

2.after i finish of study i want to have a work cause i want to help my parents and all of my relative in my life. that is my mission only in my carrer plan.....


Harry franklin G Lomibao 5 years ago

i study in psat tesda because i want to learn

then before i finish my study i decide to my

self to be a good workers...hehe


Harry franklin G Lomibao 5 years ago

i study in psat tesda because i want to learn

then before i finish my study i decide to my

self to be a good workers...hehe


andres c erguiza 5 years ago

my immediate goal for this year was finish my training in tesda at this june and hope me and my classmates will graduates with our course ces ncII.and hope me and my classmates was much more learning on my training for when we go out at this school more work to apply when we are searching a job.


christian glenn granado 5 years ago

My Personal Mission Statement..Is a study in tesda psat because i want to learn my course electronics...and before finish in my studies.and after 4yers i want to have a business for my family and my self i promiss to be a good workers...


Renato D.nepacena 5 years ago

My plan is two finish my study so that i can find a job and i work hard to help my parent i think i have a future family someday.


BOBBY M. AOANAN JR. ASNCII 5 years ago

1. my immediate goal this year is to finish my studies in PSAT-tesda

2. for 2nd and 3rd year is to find permanent job.

3.for 4th-5 years give the assets and resources that my family needs that i promise with them.

4. after 5 years i give all things that my family needs if ever.

5.before i die, i wish that my own family accomplish the things i didn't finish.


orate,philmar d. 5 years ago

i'm here now to taking a course automotive

in this year after i finished or gradute my course

i want to find a good job


Rommel D. Deguzman E.I.M 5 years ago

To learn and to become a skilled worker local or abroad.


mark ivan dave 5 years ago

for me my plan after i successfully accomplish my course i want to continue studying and another courses.


JULIUS D DE GUZMAN EIM NCII 5 years ago

My plan is to finish my course and my skills in school and someday in my career i want to find a good job and successful in my life.


jasper Alejo .... EIM  5 years ago

MY steps to achieve my goals and objectives in life.... are develop my skills,trust in self,overcome my handycaps in life,and always try my best every time...... LONG LIVE!!! JEJEJE =)


Ogelio B.Joaquin (EIM) 5 years ago

My Primary Mission in life is to finish my studies.,to have a stable job.,to have bright future.!!!


Rocky boy C. Melchor (EIM) 5 years ago

My goal in lyf is to finish my studies and have a good future to my family....


Bernard T. Guerrero 5 years ago

I Want to finish my course here and PSAT In after this year graduating my electrical course,i have a plan to take another degree courses in other University

after all of these..,,

it's easy for me to find job and for having a good life..and also to help my parents.,.,

and also to prepare my self for having my own family!!!someday...;..


Rommel D. Deguzman E.I.M 5 years ago

My personal mission is to finish my studies and become a skilled worker so i can go abroad for a better good job for my family and for my own family someday.

Im here at PSAT TESDA to learn and improve,upgrade my ablity and self confidense and fullfill my dreams for brighter future.

My immediate goal for thus year is to finish my E.I.M Course,to have a work experience in a big construction company

and for my 2nd,3rd,4th and 5th year may be im working on abroad that time.

after 5years of hard work im going back home i wish to accomplished my dream house and start a small busseness with the help of our lord jesus christ and with the support of my family.

Before i die i want to make sure that every thing is in order according to my plan.. for my family to my son and daughter i wish that they will finish their studies and reach reach goals in life and become a professional degree holder and have a better life.


REGALADO A.DUMLAO(EIM NC-II&SMAW-NC II) 5 years ago

I'M HERE NOW TO TAKING A COURSES(SMAW AND EIM).I WANT TO FINISH AND PASSED THE ASSESSMENT SO THAT I CAN FIND A GOOD JOB HERE OR IN THE OTHER COUNTRIES.MY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES IS TO BE SUCCESSFUL...


mark anthony dg. ladislao EIM NCII 5 years ago

my personal mission is to finish my studies and to become skilled worker so i can abroad to better good job for my family and my own family.

i here in psat tesda to future and job and skilled


mark david padua 5 years ago

*MY PERSONAL MISSION

-is to finish my studies and find a job.

*MY ULTIMATE VISION

-making my dreams come true.Make my own business and upgrading my working skills.

*DEVELOPING A PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLAN*

*My Personal And Career Action Plan

1. State your personal mission statement in the box

ans.:MY PERSONAL MISSION-is to finish my studies and find a job.

My Personal Mission Statement

1. I wish to apply the following goals:

:1st step

-is to finish my studies.

:2nd step

-look for a job.

:3rd step

-make business.

:4th step

-building my own house.

:5th step

-making my mother's dream come true."riding in a plane"

:6th step

-make my ow family

:7th step

-making a new dream for my future kids.

Where am I now?

-1st step

My immediate goal for this year till next year

-is to find a finish school and find a job.

For the 2nd and 3rd year

-save money.

For the 4th – 5th year

save more money.

After 5 years, I wish to accomplish

-small business

Before I die, I wish to accomplish

ans.:all my dreams.

1. Identify the requirements for the attainment of your goal. Then mark in the appropriate column your assessment as to the extent you have satisfied said requirement.

Requirements:

- is to study hard,work hard and live hard.

Sufficient for me:

-make a new style in living.

Not sufficient:

-none

GOALS

My specific short term objectives

ans.:buy a new motorcycle.

My immediate goal for this year

-finish my study.

For the 2nd and 3rd year

-make girlfriends

For the 4th – 5th year

-having a new service.

After 5 years, I wish to accomplish

- i want to make my mother proud for what i have been accomplish.

Before I die, I wish to accomplish

-i want to feel the life of a better person.

*Threats to my goals

- being addicted to computer.

Learn/develop my skills in communication by:

1.participating in a school activities.

2.give and take learning skills.

Scout for opportunities like scholarships, funding assistance, etc. from the government.

ACTION PLANS

-scout for scholarship.

SELF-CHECK NO. 2


kurt 4 years ago

what is career professionalism?


jhema puyya 3 years ago

to finish my study here in IFSU,developing my skills and finish my ambition in life and become a proffesional someday.


Gemma Delamerced Puyya 3 years ago

My Personal Mission Statement

-is to finished my study,Am I enroll, to study in NC because i want to learn computer science in BSIT-Bachelor of Science in Information Technology .and before finished in my studies.and after 4yrs ,i want to have a bussiness for my parents and my self i will promise to be a good workers.

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