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4 Constructing an action plan

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When constructing your action plan, there are four main dimensions to consider in order for it to be as comprehensive as possible.


  • What extra information do you need before you can make a decision?
  • What areas do you feel unsure about?
  • What knowledge might give you the edge when you are applying for other jobs?

People (or possibly an organisation/agency)

  • Who might help you with information about opportunities with your current employer?
  • Who do you need to talk to or consult in order to find out more about career ideas or training opportunities?
  • Who might be able to offer you impartial advice or guidance?


  • What skills or expertise do you need to develop before you can make a particular move?
  • What experience will make you more attractive to a future employer?


  • Are there some tasks that need to be completed before others can be tackled?
  • Are there any deadlines that you must meet in order to progress?
  • What are realistic time frames within which you can achieve your objectives?