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Engineering Career Planner:
A Quick, Convenient Method of Planning and Recording Career Progress


Career Management for Engineers


The Engineering Career Planner is a convenient, yet highly effective way for you to document and manage your career. Managing your career is the best preparation you can make if you want to progress in the increasingly uncertain employment market. Documenting this process provides a visible record enabling you to plan, track and achieve progress over time. In short, the strategy set out in the career planner will enable you to develop and maximise your chances of a successful career in the future.

Engineering and technical professionals owe it to themselves to manage their careers. This enables them to stay abreast of constant change, as well as remain highly competitive and employable. A Career Planner developed specifically for this purpose is an invaluable tool which will structure and record your career development.


The career planner helps you to conveniently define and record your career path, set goals and devise suitable objectives to enable you to achieve your aims. Many of these opportunities will build on your current skills and knowledge.

As well as technical career development, you may also wish to increase other general management and business skills. This is achievable with the career planner.

The Career Planner is available as a tidy Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. To help fill it out, a Career Planner example sheet with useful tips is provided.  You'll soon be able to directly download it. In the mean time why not send an blank email entitled 'Career Planner' to info@advice-Manufacturing.com and you'll be sent your own copy.

The Engineering Career Planner

To get the most out of the Career Planner, some useful information is listed below:


  • Introduction
  • Identifying A Career Path
  • Setting Goals and Benefits
  • How to Use the Career Planner



You get Engineering Career Planner sheets, with full instructions and explanations 


Career Planner Introduction

The document has been created to assist you structure and manage your career quickly and easily on PC, laptop or tablet. The planner will greatly assist your continued professional development. Planning and managing your career enables you to gain satisfaction and hopefully enjoyment from it. The Career Planner is a flexible document, enabling rapid completion and review. Once complete, save the file for assessment and modification at a later date. Why not print out each of the pages and bind the document as a reference file? It is a useful self-appraisal tool.

The Career Planner only has 4 pages and so is quick and easy to complete. Not only that, one page involves copying and pasting your CV as a detailed employment and education history record. In this way the Engineering Career Planner is a comprehensive, yet succinct document; useful for appraisals or interview preparation. Additionally it avoids laborious form-filling and so is far more likely to be used by you.

Engineering and technicians owe it to themselves to manage their careers and so stay abreast of constant change, as well as remain highly competitive and employable. It’s your responsibility to make it happen, not anyone else’s. Don’t wait for your employer. Instead, be proactive. A career planner developed specifically for this purpose is an invaluable tool that will structure and record your career development.

Engineering Career Planner


Next... The Career Planner 2: Using the document to drive success and achieve goals  


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