What Is A Career Development Plan? | FAQs

CAREER ADVICE   |   2 minutes  |   November 30, 2016

When deciding what online short course you would like to study, or what new skill set you’d like to acquire, it’s important to plot these aspirations against a career development plan.

In this short video, Chief of Education at GetSmarter, Amy Johnson, chats through what a career development plan is, and how it can benefit your career, and online education decisions.


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A career development plan takes many formats, but it’s generally a documented list of the short-term and long-term goals that you want to pursue in terms of your career development. In this instance, it’s actually thinking about it like designing your own curriculum where you think about the courses, workshops, mentorships that you want to pursue, to realise your professional goals.