Formulating a Career Plan

Project Management Career

Career is project management, currently an operations supervisor

[WLOs: 4] [CLOs: 5]

Knowing which career you want to pursue is an important first step to tackling your job search and career goals. However, simply identifying an ideal position will not propel you to achieve these goals. To successfully attain your goals, there are recommended action steps for you to take.

For this assignment, you will explore the requirements for your potential career path, assess your current skill set, and identify what action steps you can take to make your career goals more attainable. Prior to developing your career plan:

In your paper,

  • Identify your long-term goals (five years or longer).
  • Identify the skills and qualifications related to this type of role.
  • Assess the qualifications you already possess.
  • Determine new skills, knowledge, certifications, and training needed for the position desired.
  • Create action steps needed to take to be qualified for the position you would like to pursue.

The Formulating a Career Plan paper

  • Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Required Resources

Text

Bullock, J. A., Haddow, G. D., & Coppola, D. P. (2016). Introduction to homeland security: Principles of all-hazards risk management (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://redshelf.com

  • Chapter 10: Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparedness (p. 505-555)
  • Chapter 11: Communications (p. 581-633)

Article

Gonyea, J. (n.d.). Career planning step-by-step (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/getting-started/career-planning-step-by-step/article.aspx

Website

U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2019). DHS Strategic Plan: FY2020-2024 (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/19_0702_plcy_dhs-strategic-plan-fy20-24.pdf

Supplemental Material

Ashford University Career Services. (n.d.). Roadmap to success (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/7e83da23-2b5d-4d1d-ae49-e658f28f9a2a/1/Roadmap_to_Success.pdf

  • This tool helps you to gather information and guide you toward your career goals. It will assist you with your Formulating a Career Plan assignment this week.

Recommended Resources

Text

Bullock, J. A., Haddow, G. D., & Coppola, D. P. (2016). Introduction to homeland security: Principles of all-hazards risk management (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://www.myedmap.com/Storefront/Home/ASHSP

  • Chapter 10: Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparedness (p. 555-574)

Multimedia

Napoleoni, L. (2009). TEDTalks: Loretta Napoleoni—The intricate economics of terrorism (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=48478&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&fWidth=660&fHeight=530

Nawaz, M. (2011). TEDTalks: Maajid Nawaz—A global culture to fight extremism (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?token=48200&wID=100753&plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=360&fWidth=660&fHeight=410

Web Pages

Foreign terrorist organizations (Links to an external site.). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm

State sponsors of terrorism (Links to an external site.). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/c14151.htm

Terrorism designations press releases (Links to an external site.). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/index.htm