The art of career planning

We all dream of a successful career, but how do we achieve this goal? It's not just about finding a job and keeping it.

  • October 09, 2023
  • 2 Min. reading time

We all dream of a successful career, but how do we achieve this goal? It's not just about finding a job and keeping it. It's about thinking ahead, developing yourself and building relationships. Here are some steps to develop a long-term career plan:

Before you start, you need to know where you want to go. What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in five, ten or twenty years? Do you want to work in a management position? Or do you want to become an expert in a certain field? By setting clear goals, you can better plan your way there and identify the necessary steps.

Educate yourself

The world of work is evolving rapidly. New technologies, methods and approaches are constantly emerging. To stay competitive, you should consider training as an ongoing process. Take advantage of training opportunities to learn new skills or improve existing ones. Courses, workshops or seminars can help you stay up to date. If you are interested in a CAS, DAS, MAS, MBA or EMBA, visit the Master-Messe, which takes place once a year in Zurich:

Build a network

It is not only important what you know, but also who you know. Build a strong network that can support you in your career. However, networking is not just about collecting business cards. It's about building and maintaining real relationships. Meet colleagues, attend events and be active on social media.

Think strategically and stay flexible

Strategic thinking is about thinking outside the box. It's about identifying opportunities and risks and acting accordingly. Always ask yourself the question, "How does this fit into my long-term career plan?" Even with the best plan, unexpected events can happen. Maybe a new opportunity pops up or there are unforeseen obstacles. Instead of sticking rigidly to your original plan, be prepared to be flexible and adapt.

Long-term career planning requires commitment, foresight and a willingness to keep learning. With the right strategies and a clear goal in mind, you can pave the way to your dream job.

If you need support or just want to network, visit our career events this autumn:

Forum Geneva – The career and education fair for students, graduates and young professionals

Master-Messe – Die Messe für Aus- & Weiterbildungen (CAS, DAS, MAS, MBA, EMBA) an Hochschulen!

Absolvierenden-Messe Schweiz – What to do after graduation? Expect more!

Absolvierenden-Messe Basel – Wie weiter nach dem Studium?

Women's Contact-Day – Fortschrittliche Arbeitgebende für Studentinnen und Hochschulabsolventinnen