Career Planning Development
With this written career plan Jack is well on his way to
moving to the next level at Wal-Mart. With a promotion to assistant store manager he will be earning close to 100%
of his previous job.
Further, he is building the foundation through his career plan to qualify himself for a
shift manager's position where his earnings could be over 150% of what he had earned in the shoe
Jack is willing to move on each step up the
ladder, so he will have more opportunities open to him. When he reaches the assistant manager level he will put
together a career plan for promotion to store co-manager or shift manager.
Career Plan Summary:
Here's what we learned from Jack's career change
after 50 and his career plan:
1. Involve your supervisor in your career
2. Put the career plan in writing and refer
to it often.
3. Be flexible-add or subtract to the career plan as
4. Build an educational component into the
5. Don't forget the "people"
6. Think up one or two levels to reach your ultimate
Developing your personal career
plan is not difficult if you quantify each
step, don't get too far in the future, and write out your career goals, step by step.
If this “50 something” can make it happen, in a career that
he started because he couldn't find a job at the same or similar levels of responsibilities as his long held
career, you can to. Be flexible, be open to new possibilities and your after 50 career change will be as successful as Jack's.
Read about other great career planning ideas; developing and
finding the right new career after 50 at Careers after 50 articles.