How To Develop A Career? Career Development And Planning Tips


How to develop a career is a question on every professional’s mind. Whether a budding professional or a working professional, one can always do with more Career development and planning Tips. Let me share some tips on career development based on my own career learning and observing other professionals with successful career.

    • Choose Your Career With Care: Not everyone is fortunate enough to choose a career or decide on a career of choice right at the onset. For many professionals the career development journey starts with a job that he/she lands up after completing the threshold qualifications. Through the years, acquiring skills and competencies one gradually develops a professional. If you get an opportunity to choose your career, give a hard think to the options and opportunities before you decide your chosen career.
    • Build Your Skill Bank: This Success Tip is rather important. Invest in skill building and acquiring expertise in your area. Knowledge and skill is always at a premium in any profession. More so, to sustain success, one needs to constantly upgrade skills and add new competencies as the world is constantly changing are so are the demands of a professional to sustain success
    • Get A Development Plan: Who will give you a plan but for you for your career. Whether it is a chosen or accidental, the day you wake up to your dream of having a successful career, get yourself a plan. Reach out to advisors or counselors to define a milestone driven plan and work relentlessly towards achieving those. Do you know you won’t even need an external motivation to pursue the goals once you chart them for yourself.
  • Create A Roadmap For Yourself: It is primary to have a career road map for yourself with defined milestones. Once your overall development plan is designed, create short term milestones road map that will keep you on your toes to achieve them such that your larger career goal is met and you continue to develop yourself successfully. Short milestones (typically, yearly or so) will ensure you are continuously chasing a target and don’t get distracted from your career building journey

Remember, It is your career and the ownership should be yours. Sustaining in a job is no great achievement, being the best of what you are and performing the best in whatever you do is! Wake up to the benefits of career success and stop searching the answer to how to develop a career.

Sudakshina Bhattacharya is a practicing HR professional for over a decade in various organisations in Telecom, Hospitality, Entertainment and Financial Services industry. She is currently leading the HR team for a reputed Financial Services Company. Visit for more on Career Development Plan and Career Planning Tips, views, suggestions and contributions.