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4.2 Writing an action plan

Just like Phil, start thinking about how the knowledge and learning you have gained over the last few weeks can be turned into an action plan for your career progress.

Activity 4 Writing your action plan

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Return to the table of key learning that you put together in Activity 3 and think about how you might develop some of this learning into an action plan. Also bear in mind the four dimensions: information, people, experience and timescale.

Remember this action plan must all be done within the context of your career aspirations. These may be well formed and specific at this point, or perhaps they are more vague and uncertain. This doesn’t really matter since, whatever stage you are have reached, your action plan should reflect this.

Table 6 Your action plan

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You should now have written down some key actions that you want to take in order to progress your career, based on your learning over the last few weeks. Your plan may contain many tasks or just a few; it doesn’t matter as long as the plan seems right for you and you are committed to it. You can always add extra tasks as you proceed and remove those that no longer seem relevant.

The final part of this week involves thinking a little about who you might enlist to help you keep on track with your action plan – your mentor.

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