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Guide to Writing a Career Development Plan

Access to helpful guide for managers and professionals from University of York added to PMWL

30 August 2019 – Dallas, TX, USA and London, UK – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to PM careers and employment.  The new resource is titled "Aspiring Senior Manager’s Guide to Writing a Career Development Plan" and is a resource available from HigherEd Partners UK and the University of York.

This resource was put together as an insightful guide for aspiring managers showing the best practices for writing a career development plan.  It covers the following topics:

  • Why having a career development plan is important and how it can help a person accelerate and excel in life and in their chosen field.
  • How to craft a career development plan, including practical tips and advice for both employees and managers on writing a plan, setting clear objectives, improving productivity, as well as knowledge transfer and retention.
  • For managers - how to talk to your employees about their career goals and find learning opportunities, and how to put all these into a career development plan that will help support and achieve these goals.
  • Other useful resources, FAQs, and information that can help employees and managers create the best career development plan for them.

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with 230 students. The university now has over 30 academic departments and research centres and the student body has expanded to more than 17,000. Learn more at

To access this resource, go to the PM Careers and Jobs section in the PMWL at, click on Careers in Project Management, scroll down. Must be registered as Free Trial, Student or Professional Member and logged in to access.  If not yet registered, please give it a try.