Career Planning A Career Plan is a map for your future! You wouldn’t go on a trip without knowing where you were going—or without a map telling you how to get there. If you did, who knows where you would end up? It is the same with your career. To prepare for your future, you need to know where you are going and how you’re going to get there. You need to have a Career Plan! To develop a Career Plan, go through the following three steps: Step 1 – Do a self-assessment Step 2 – Research your career choices Step 3 – Consider your education options Make your Career Plan based on who you are today, but know that you can always choose a different career path in the future.