Whether you’ve landed in a particular sector or actively moved into an area you’re passionate about, careers can be an unpredictable thing. For starters, you never quite know where they’ll take you, both physically and figuratively. You might find yourself working halfway across the world geographically, or it may be metaphorical comfort zones they take you out of, allowing you to pick up new skills along the way.
On the other hand, you might be in a career or position you dislike, or found that you haven’t progressed in the way you thought you would. Even if we’re happy in our roles, planning some career goals is a good idea, as they give us something to progress towards over the course of our working lives.
A five-year plan is the ideal time frame to shape your career development plans within, particularly for those who are looking to progress into management roles. It’s not too far off, but long enough to give us the time we need to ideally reach our goals. A superb way of tracking milestones and laying down a solid foundation for long-term professional success, we’ve drawn up an extensive guide to crafting, and getting the most from, your five-year career plan if you’re looking to make your move into management.