SuccessFinder measures the strength of interest in 35 different career themes. They are classified into the following six occupational clusters: Business, People, Expressive, Investigative, Services and Trades. It can predict success for more 2,500 specific careers.
We make such a big stink about visualizing our success, but few know where to go from there. Envisioning your future is a fool’s errand if you don’t know the next step to take.” – Dave Crenshaw
No idea where you’re going to be in five years’ time? Time to plan…
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. — Leonard Bernstein
Creating your own personal development plan helps you effectively:
- plan for the future
- manage your own learning and development
- give you direction
- move forward in your career
Developing a career takes time and attention. Most people get sidetracked when planning careers or pursuing job opportunities. Without being intentional you will take the “path of least resistance.” You select the default option and likely not doing what you enjoy.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”
― William James
Personal development planning is the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, values, reflection, goal-setting and planning for personal development within the context of a career, education, relationship or for self-improvement. It takes a lot of work. A good development plan has a career goal – address both your current job and at least two potential future roles.
The first step is to understand your strengths
We all have a unique talent stack. It is understanding how that our unique combination of behaviour strengthens make us better at things that require this unique combination that other people.
In 2014, Tim Ferriss set out to discover the secret sauce of success. He distilled his interviews of almost 200 world-class performers in his 2016 book, Tools of Titans. His interviewees included top athletes, entertainers, doctors, investors, entrepreneurs, authors, and researchers.
The most successful among us are walking flaws who have maximized one or two strengths.” —Tim Ferriss
At Allenvision, we start with your behavioural traits and your passions and match you with a career that allows you to thrive. We use powerful talent analytics to determine which of your 85 behavioural traits are strengths and which ones are challenges. We encourage to fully use your strengths and manage your challenges.
Following your passions and strengths inevitably produce positive outcomes. Each of us also has talents that come naturally — while other aspects of the job require more work. Be aware of your behaviours and competencies. Your plan must also consider your personal life as well. When you do what you do best, you not only love your job — you’ll be one of the top contributors in your company.
I provide my personal insights regarding career planning for you in our article How to Enjoy your 80,000 hours at work.