Career planning is usually synonymous with job or career change. The best planning is that which takes place continuously and side by side with performance, and adapts to the changed circumstances and environment.
Successful career change requires much deliberation and great effort. It requires honest appraisal of one’s innate strengths and an above average awareness of all marketable skills related to such strengths.
Present and short-term future requirements related to the profession, the extent of one's knowledge, and the skill-set and experience transferable from an existing or previous career must also be taken into account. Acquiring a good conceptual base and some exposure, while remaining flexible enough to make changes as the situation demands, is the final piece of the puzzle for successful transition to a new career.
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