Career planning

is a critical initial step and is essential to your success. The planning process should result in your developing specific career goals and mapping out a course on how to best reach them. As you can see from the ‘wheel’ to the right, as the career planning cycle ends, it begins again.

Where to start?

A good career development plan should include an initial self assessment. You may want to begin there.

Image Map Conducting a self-assessment provides a methodical approach to understanding your unique skills, values and interests and what directions you can take them within Kaiser Permanente. The results of this assessment will provide a lens through which you can evaluate various career paths. Keep these traits in mind as you make decisions to investigate and pursue different job options. Explore the KP World of Work and the health care industry. Learn about health care, Kaiser Permanente as an organization, hiring trends and career paths. Browse through more than 85 career paths, with information on over 1000 job titles. Use a thoughtful approach to setting goals. 
			You will find out how to: Set SMART Goals: (Specific - Measurable - Realistic - Time-related) Depending on your goal, education and training may be needed. Short term or long term, consider where you want to go, for how long, lifestyle changes needed and the costs. Make a plan and include some Kaiser resources that will support your efforts. Take the opportunity to find out what opportunities are available at KP, what the requirements are for these positions, and use the tools available in the ‘Prepare for your Job Search ‘ section. Kaiser Permanente is committed to support the growth and professional development of their employees. In this section, you will create development strategies for your top career options. Through a variety of internal resources, Kaiser Permanente will support your efforts by providing national and regional training opportunities and funding aids.

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