Posted on Mar 5, 2015
LTC Chad Storlie
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A reliable career-development plan should emulate military strategies, clearly addressing mission objectives, options, an competitive risks, and then drills all the information into an actionable plan.

“What makes career planning difficult is not the lack of options,” he writes, “but an incredible field of possible options based on companies to work for, attractive industries, emerging technologies, and socially responsible business models. Great work and great careers energize both the soul and the paycheck. However, people struggle with how to take all of these possible options and drill them down into a concrete, actionable plan that supports what they want to in their careers.

There are seven critical aspects in the military planning and mission executions process, and explained how they work well for ensuring your next career step is a success one.

1. Determine What Career Success Looks Like in Specific Detail
2. “War Game” the Possible Paths for Your Career
3. Look at your competitors’ strengths
4. Plans rarely go according to plan … Always have career back-up plans
5. Rehearse the critical tasks in your career advancement
6. Use the After Action Review process to record career lessons learned
7. Get and give more from career coaching sessions

http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/seven-military-skills-career-success#slide-0-field_images-24061
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Capt Richard I P.
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Sir,

Good points, thanks for posting them here. Connecting the experience you have to the goals you plan to achieve is definitely a challenge.
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