Career Development & Planning

Enhance your career success

As a young researcher career planning is an ongoing process that can help you manage your learning and your development throughout your whole career

It is difficult to predict just how your career will evolve, as the labour market changes over time, just as your ambitions and interests probably will, so a career that sounds good right now, may not be a good match in the future.


Short-term Planning

Because there is so much that is unknown, it is difficult to make a long term plan. Short term planning however is easier, and as long as you regularly reflect on your goals, it is possible to ensure that you move in a direction that will continue to meet your needs and interests.


Planning Tools

On the right you will find different tools that can work as a planning document which identifies your goals and objectives for the next year. These goals can cover your research, your professional development and/or your career plans.


Discuss Your Plans

We recommend that you discuss your plans with your PI/professor/head of department so that you – in collaboration with him or her– can make an action plan of realistic steps that you can take to help build a desired skill, better use existing talents, or prepare for a career goal.



Photographer: Lise Balsby