Personal development plan

Personal development plan

Will you be in-charge of your career, or by default, will you let others do it for you? The purpose of this assignment is to help you take control of your learning and professional development in a structured manner while taking advantage of publically available information and resources.

B. Personal Development Plan (50 pts) – Using the following questions as a guide, prepare a one page Personal Development Plan and upload in the Personal Development Plan DropBox.

Compare your individual career competency model and individual career ladder/lattice with your peers
Identify two or three competencies that you would like to develop further.
Briefly describe how improving each competency will help you achieve important results or meet your primary job goals.
Identify one or more people who could be helpful in your development – either as a role model or a source of information. Write any question that you would like to ask them.
What two or three organizations would you like to learn more about? What specifically would you like to learn about them?
What specific steps will you take? Target date? Finish date?

Additional Resources
• Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ (Links to an external site.)
• O*NET OnLion: http://www.onetonline.org/ (Links to an external site.)
• Careeronestop: http://www.careeronestop.org/ (Links to an external site.)
• Salaries: Salary.com http://www.salary.com/index.htm (Links to an external site.)

Job Search Websites
• Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN): http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/students/NLCN.shtml (Links to an external site.)
• Indeed: http://www.indeed.com/ (Links to an external site.)
• Careerbuilder: http://www.careerbuilder.com/ (Links to an external site.)
• Monster: http://www.monster.com/ (Links to an external site.)
• Intership: http://www.internships.com/welcome/PennStateUniversityPark (Links to an external site.)
Grade- Sheet: Personal Development Plan

This assignment will be evaluated using this grade-sheet.

_____ Identified two or three competencies that you would like to develop further. (10 pts)

_____ Briefly described how improving each competency will help achieve important results or meet primary job goals. (10 pts)

_____ Identified one or more people who could be helpful in your development – either as a role model or a source of information and included question(s) to ask them. (10 pts)

_____ Identified two or three organizations they would you like to learn more about? And specifically what they would like to learn about them. (10 pts)

_____ Identified what specific steps they take with Target dates and Finish dates. (10 pts)