How do you spend your days? If you are like most people, most of your days are taken up with school or work and just getting basic day-to-day things done at home. While we may have dreams of what we want to do in our lives and in our careers, it often feels as if we have don’t have the time to think about what’s next. Or we may become stuck, not knowing how to think about advancing our careers. We may not know where or how to start or what skills we need to advance. “Life” gets in the way.

Taking time to think through and plan for your future has lots of benefits. In this module, we will explore the idea of creating a “career ladder” that you can “climb” in a step-by-step approach to move from an entry-level job up the ladder to jobs with increasing responsibility and authority—and earning power. We’ll look at tools to help you decide where you want to go in your career. We’ll also look at tools for managing your career advancement and how to get where you want to go so that you can keep learning, keep growing, earn more income, and have more choices about how you spend your days—and your life!

“The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu