Career mapping is the process by which companies and employees create methodologies/pathways for individual advancements in an organization. Mapping helps employees identify areas of opportunities for progression in their careers within the company. Also, collective company-scale career mapping helps an organization’s management with setting their goals, taking major decisions and making long-term plans.
Career maps not only help provide employees with pathways for their advancement, it also helps companies to better understand and manage the aspirations of their workforce. Businesses can also keep track of the progress parameters of their collective organization and thus make informed decisions regarding their employee promotions, their services and products; plus it would also help them determine which products are their growth engines and help them set their future goals.
A career mapping endeavour entails going through multiple facets of information to determine the right pathways of advancements. Some of the important criterias to keep in mind while doing your career mapping are:
Creating a career map is a challenging and time consuming process. It generally requires a lot of research and introspection. But having a clear understanding regarding the opportunities for advancements in your career makes it worthwhile for employees and companies to invest their time and resources to create them. The following steps are helpful in outlining – how to create a career map:
Starting point :
Organization career path : Create a map of your career advancement pathway. Ex – Entry level Admin – Admin – Senior Admin – Manager – General Manager – Firm Partner.
Timeline : Create a timeline of your short to long term goals and your career progression deadlines.*
(*Be sure to keep buffers periods for unexpected set-backs and the time needed to upgrade your skills. )
We hope our guide to career mapping has been helpful. If you require more information and professional help to create a high quality career map – do contact us here. Best wishes for your career!
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