To write a professional growth plan, gather information about the necessary skills, knowledge, professional requirements and technology needed to advance your goals. Identify how to obtain these assets and tools, and develop a timeline for completion.Continue Reading
Find out what skills, education, technology and career requirements are needed for the professional growth you seek. Talk with your boss, co-workers or workers at other organizations to assess requirements. Look at job postings for these positions. List their common qualifications, and narrow down areas in which you need work.
Write a professional growth plan draft with four parts: skills, knowledge, job requirements and technology. Include at least one objective for each area. For example, becoming fluent in Microsoft Excel is a technology objective.
Answer what, when, where and how for each objective. For instance, enroll in online and in-person classes, read books, and attend professional meetings. To avoid burnout, spread out your activities, and keep a balance. Assign deadlines for each objective. If one of your goals is to become fluent in Microsoft Excel, this part of your plan explains how to become fluent and identifies a deadline for achieving this goal.
Stay on track, and adjust the plan as necessary. Update your resume and related materials as you gain more skills and knowledge.