Five Year Career Development Plan

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Ralph E. Blount II
Five Year Career Development Plan
University of Phoenix
January 7, 2012
Eli Harden

The intent of this paper is to give the reader a clear and concise idea of the path that I will be looking to take to get to my ultimate goal of attaining the title and position of Chief Operating Officer of a public transit agency. Career Goals and Objectives

My primary career goal is to make to the highest position I can within my organization then possibly work my way into a position associated with the National Transportation and Safety Board. My objectives are to continue to progress through the ranks of my organization and eventually obtain my doctorate degree by continuing my education and thus giving myself a better chance at reaching my career goals. Promotional Opportunities

Within my particular organization there no promotional opportunities that I am fit for at this time since the positions that are available are not within the realm of my knowledge base. But, as time passes and I not only further my education; but, I also further my knowledge of all aspects of our transit agency then I will be able to apply for the positions that I am not currently suited for. And also as employees retire and/or separate employment form my agency then there may be openings that I would be suitable for. When these positions do become open it is generally posted on the company website ( or on a public transportation website that not only has recent news and discussions about the goings on within the transit industry; but, they also have listings for open positions in various agencies,

Methods for Career Management
I do not see that there are any exactly defined methods in which I can manage my career goals, but I can do my best to manage my possibilities for furthering my career. One way that I will always work on managing my career advancement is to continually educate myself about not only my...
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