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Monday, January 28, 2008

2008 Career Development Plan - revamped

I had a good friend look over my career plan for this year and he offered some very good advice. I am very serious about the goals I have laid out for myself this year. Over the past few years I have allowed fear or failure and the comfortability of my present state to hinder my steps towards success. No longer will I create a plan of action only to procrastinate and push it off to do next year.

So in order to make my plan more concrete I have given myself a deadline for each particular tasks. I incorporated these deadlines into my Windows Calendar (awesome program). I also incorporated each specific task into the my calendar and set alarms. Definitely procrastinating on this plan. Below you will find my updated career plan. I also updated my original post: Check that out here.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR 2008

GOALS:

TASKS:

    • - FE EXAM:
      • > Register for the April FE exam - 1/11/08
      • > Study with co-workers - 1/08 à 4/08
      • > Take and pass exam – 4/12/08
    • - FURTHER DEVELOP EXPERTISE IN DATABASES:
      • > Access – 3/15/08
      • > Oracle – 5/15/08
    • - AUTOCAD:
      • > Complete AutoCAD Training CD – 3/1/08
      • > Take online AutoCAD training courses – 4/1/08
    • - PRO E:
      • > Search for Pro E training material – 6/6/08
      • > Search for online Pro E training courses – 6/6/08
      • > Take online Pro E classes (if Applicable) – 6/6/08
      • > Talk to mentor at job who knows Pro E – 6/6/08
    • - GRDUATE CERTIFICATE:
      • > Meet with advisor in program – 4/16/08
      • > Admission requirements – 6/15/08
        • + Online admission application
        • + Residency Classification
        • + $30 app fee
        • + Immunization form
        • + Official transcripts
      • > GRE needed? – NO
      • > Course load? – 12 credit hours minimum
      • > Obtain schedule of classes – 5/1/08
      • > Secure funding – 5/1/08
        • + Scholarships
        • + Grants
    • - ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
      • > Complete Management and Business Administration program – 7/1/08
      • > Complete Finance and Investing program – 8/1/08

At first I was combining my business development and career development into one plan. But each area requires a detailed and specific plan of attack so I have decided to keep them separate. Dimples' steps to becoming her own boss coming soon.

3 comments:

SavingDiva said...

Great job! I think it's going to be a lot easier for you to be able to check things off your list if you have a timeline....

Mrs Nespy said...

From one engineer to another...you can do it. I was deathly terrified of the FE exam. I didn't think I was prepared. It was every bit as exhausting as everyone said it was. My head hurt. I passed. Sweet victory! You'll do fine and it looks like you are prepping well to accomplish all of your goals and you just have to approach the test in the same way!

no more spending said...

Wow great job!
Very comprehensive and time bound.

Good luck with your goals:)