Let’s talk about how to do career planning in a short period of time
In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks with career coach Scotia Lockwood about how busy project managers can do career planning in a short period of time.
Scotia’s passion is to empower professional woman to take control of their careers, whether that is in finding a new role or developing their full potential in their current role, through coaching in communication, leadership skills, productivity effectiveness and building and maintaining successful relationships.
She is a Certified Practicing Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and brings a decade of experience in human resources management and qualifications in management and psychology to her coaching.
Points raised in this podcast:
- Most of us focus on our jobs, rather than our careers.
- Staying back at work to get ahead in your current job instead of attending networking events can be holding back your career.
- Start small. Consider devoting one hour per week to your career.
- It is important to have a plan regarding your next promotion and your next employer.
- Not everyone is career-driven, however even if you don’t want to be a CEO, you should still have a plan for the unexpected, such as redundancy, and for changes in your industry in the future.
- The first step in career planning is to think about your values, what drives you to get out of bed, and what you’ve already achieved.
- Talking to colleagues or former employers and asking for feedback can build your confidence as others may be more positive about your career than you are.
- Research best practice in your current role via blogs and podcasts.
- Check out LinkedIn to find new roles or industries where your skills and experience are valued.
- Optimising your daily commute by using it for career development, such as perusing LinkedIn or reading a book related to your industry, is a great way to do career planning in a short period of time.
- Consider professional development, including seeking further training or qualifications.
Start your career planning right now by following Scotia Lockwood’s blog here.