Do You Actually Need To Have a Five Year Plan? I think, NO!
You cannot survive in the current technology driven world with one profession. Every day new inventions are coming forcing people out their work. Who knows in the future all our operations can be controlled with a button sitting in a room. Though technology makes our life smarter there is another side job loss which plunges the family in trouble. So you need to have a five-year plan to run your life. Learn new skills improve knowledge on your domain; train yourself in new roles whatever comes.
The form of your career plan shows what kind of a person you’re. It may be prearranged or you need some fine tuning in each area- such as knowledge, qualities, and skills, your interest area, and about the jobs that enlighten you.
Here are some points to plan for the future:
It points out your strength and weakness apart from pointing out the personal and career goals, interests and preferences. So develop along the personal and career goals by learning new tricks and innovations.
Career options and the role you can play
Here the options are many and most difficult part of career plan on which your life is to go. The options are government jobs, private job search, and jobs for mature workers.
About your career goals
After choosing the career options it is time for career goals. Plan in a way to meet your goals and note down the points to reach in short term and long term. So, equip yourself with tools helps in reaching the targets.
Design/develop and implement a career plan
Once career goals decided turn to developing a plan and how to implement. Draw a career plan on the self assessment, career options, and goals.
Review and make adjustments in the career plan
Once you start implementing the plan review it for the results every six months or one year. See the goals are reached and if not make adjustments in the areas to improve.