Career Plan

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The future is uncertain for me, but it is important to develop a career plan that will provide financial support and personal fulfillment over the course of my professional life. To make this transition from school to a professional career, I am going to plan a plan that will help me stay focused and motivated in meeting my goals and objectives. In the next paragraphs, I will explain my ten-year plan for my professional career and incorporate some of Mr. Bolles ideas in how to do this process.

At the end of my career, I want to be recognized as a positive team leader who can bring the best out of her subordinates and help increase profits for the company. I believe it can be achieved due to the impact on people’s lives around me in school and out. California State University Monterey Bay prepared me for these objectives by implementing teamwork, passion for your career and love for diversity. I do realize to accomplish all that I want to, I have to be motivated and keep a positive attitude as I continue to learn new skills. “If a thing turns you on, you’ll be good at it; If it doesn’t, you won’t”, said by David Maister, because you have to love what you do in order to enjoy life and produce great outcomes in your job selection.[1] Especially now with the turmoil in the economy, if you have a great job, you are blessed and hold on to it. Therefore, in the next paragraphs, I will show you my career goals for the next five years and then where I want to be in ten years.

Year One: Complete my bachelor’s degree

I am completing my last 12 credits at California State University Monterey Bay. I will be receiving a bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in International Management. I am in the process of applying for a master’s in Management and Organizational Behavior at Benedictine University. Upon graduating from CSUMB, I will be currently working for the Dollar Tree Store, Inc. as a cashier. I hope that after the training workshop for assistant manager, I will be accepted and train in the new Marina store at the end of the year. In the book What Color is your Parachute, I learned that I could go into a kind of rejection shock, if a promotion in not in the cards.[2] As he puts it, I would have to keep going and stay motivated, because I want full exposure of the knowledge and operations at the Dollar Tree. I am achieving most of this by interning this semester. Tammi Huntsman is the manager there and I am shadowing her as she performs skills of managing. I have ordered inventory, payroll, reset the store a few times, and cashed out cashiers with her help. All skills I have acquired will help me down the line in managerial positions.

Year Two through Five: Achieving my of the goals

I want to be accepted into Benedictine University working on my master’s part time and working as an assistant manager fulltime at the Dollar Tree in Seaside, California. My short-term goal is to keep working at the Dollar Tree and my long-term goal is to work my way up the business ladder to CEO at the Dollar Tree or a well-known company. So achieving this goal will prepare me for my long-term career aspiration of managing a company and help operations run smoothly with increasing profits. I will relocate to another Dollar Tree, to achieve this goal in order to put myself in a position to gain experience and knowledge. In the fifth year, I want to be in my last semester for the master’s degree and in the process of climbing the corporate ladder having to jump to other ones, if need be to continue my assent. I believe I have an upper hand already being in the company in getting these promotions. Dollar Tree hires from within, which the book What Color is your Parachute shows that it is the typical way an employer prefers to fill a vacancy.[3]

Year Ten: Favorable Profession Achieved

I want to be a manager for the Dollar Tree or another profit making company. My skills and knowledge would...
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