Unit 10 Assignment

Strategic Career Plan

The following Course Outcome is assessed in this assignment:

MT499-6: Evaluate career skills in the field of business and management.

Reflecting on the results of the self-actualization exercises you executed throughout the term, your occupation and job opportunity exploration, and the understanding you garnered from feedback in team assessments, complete the following requirements to develop a strategic career plan:

Checklist:

  • Develop a professional vision statement that will drive your pursuit of the career you desire.
  • Develop a career mission statement that will guide you to achieve your professional vision.
  • Develop a professional statement. Identify a minimum of three (3) keywords that exemplify your values. Explain why these values represent who you are as a professional.
  • Assess your professional knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors at present.
  • Assess your current career situation, including your role, responsibilities, and compensation plan.
  • Identify your targeted and desired job position and title within the next 7 years.
  • Determine the role and responsibilities of your targeted job position and title.
  • Identify and justify your targeted and desired compensation plan.
  • Develop three (3) short-term, three (3) mid-term, and three (3) long-term career goal statements based on a 7-year time period for your targeted and desired job position and title. Your goals should be very specific, realistic, measurable, and readily observable.
    • What knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors do you need to acquire or improve in 1 year to accomplish your 1-year goals?
    • What knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors do you need to acquire or improve in 4 years to accomplish your 4-year goals?
    • What knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors do you need to acquire or improve in 7-year to accomplish your 7-year goals?
  • Conduct a gap analysis to identify the skills and abilities you will need to develop to reach your goals and to prepare for your targeted and desired job position and title.
  • Explain the resources (experience, education, training, certifications, or mentorship) you will need to reach your goals and to prepare for your targeted and desired job position and title.
  • Explain what barriers, weaknesses, threats, or obstacles may prevent you from accomplishing your goals in a timely manner (e.g., spare time, funding, family commitments, etc.). How will you overcome these challenges?
  • Develop a plan outlining the actions you will take to reach your goals and to prepare for your targeted and desired job position and title.
  • Develop a personal brand strategy to prepare to reach your goals and to prepare for your targeted and desired job position and title.
  • Write in current APA style format with no grammar or spelling errors, providing additional title and reference pages.
  • Use research to help substantiate your thoughts, opinions, ideas, and statements.
  • Use headings to segment the topics in your writing and to create a flow of ideas for your reader.

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