Write a Career Plan in Five Steps

By Elizabeth McKinley, Gannett

A career plan is more than helpful -- it's essential. It's a roadmap to get you where you want to be professionally.

Just as you might wander unfocused around the grocery store when you don't bring a list, you wouldn't want to wander similarly through your career.

After all, this is your career, and you don't want to leave it to chance. Crafting a professional plan can help you focus on your goals and provide the clarity needed to achieve success.