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Launching (and Relaunching) Your Planning Career

The planning profession offers many types of work in support of important public objectives, so planners face many choices about launching and re-launching their careers. This course is based on the idea that planners are most effective when their jobs are well-matched with their characteristics and goals. We will discuss everything that a prospective or junior planner needs to know to chart a fulfilling career.

  • 62 Mins
  • Published
    2018
AICP CM
What You Will Learn
  • Understand and create a career map as a tool for managing ongoing choices.
  • Learn about an expanded range of opportunities for planning work.
  • Know the pros and cons of working in different types of planning organizations.
  • Acquire tools and perspectives to assess one’s preferred ways of working to find alignment with ideal jobs.
  • Develop practical strategies for responding to self-doubt.
  • Hone decision-making capabilities to support ongoing career choices. 
  • Master the resume, cover letter and application process.
  • Understand the multiple types of mentoring and develop a mentor map to make a game plan for peer support.
The planning profession offers many types of work in support of important public objectives, so planners face many choices about launching and re-launching their careers. This course is based on the idea that planners are most effective when their jobs are well-matched with their characteristics and goals. We will discuss everything that a prospective or junior planner needs to know to chart a fulfilling career.

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.