<P>24 PHOENIX FOCUS | Fall 2014 Tips for creating a fulfilling career. Career planning, simplified Are you a planner? While some may prefer a fly-by-the- seat-of-your-pants approach when it comes to figuring out what do to on a Saturday night, even the most schedule-averse person should consider creating a career plan. By Julie Wilson Why? If you dont know where youre going, any road can take you there, cautions Gladys Stone, executive coach and recruiter and author of Goal! Your 30-Day Game Plan for Business & Career Success. Meaning, without clear direction, its hard to reach your desired destination. Instead of getting lost along the way, create a map to help you get there with minimal roadblocks. Heres how. Search your soul Marty Nemko, producer and host of NPR-San Franciscos Work with Marty Nemko and author of Cool Careers for Dummies, believes that a career has to be fulfilling, whatever that may mean to you personally. You probably spend the best hours of your day, the best weeks of the year and the best years of your life at work, he says. Its important to make them count. How? By making sure your career aligns with what matters to you. Identify your career non-negotiables, he advises. You may require flexible work hours, need a big paycheck, long to serve your community or want a short commute. Whatever it may be, use this list of values to create a firm foundation for your career plan. If you know what youre interested in, you have a very solid starting point, asserts Stone. Set your target From here, you can explore different industries, positions and markets to see what excites you. Nemko suggests looking at top- jobs lists, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook and other books for ideas. With the filters of your non-negotiable, you can go through those and not be overwhelmed, he says of the goal-setting process. You then can begin to create a list of jobs you want and companies where youd love to work. After that, scour your network to find connections willing to give you an introduction. 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