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Your Career in Focus...

Career success requires sustained effort and at each stage there are differing expectations to meet and achieve progress. It is likely that a career path in academia, or any other employment type will take many twists and turns. The Extend Career Framework will help you clarify your career aspirations, develop a plan and guide your career conversations. 

The Extend Career Framework below is interactive and assists you to reflect on where you are and where are you going. You can also access the extensive Career Planning Tools, Extend Resources and New to UNSW Research to help you identify what to do and when you need to do it by. Whatever your career stage and aspiration there is support and extensive resources here to assist you to determine, adjust and achieve your goals.

A segmented wheel diagram displaying the six focus areas of the Extend Career Framework
Your Career Now

What have I achieved to date?

Where are my strengths?

What frustrates me about my career?

What hurdles have I overcome?

How can I make the most of my results?

Next Stage in Your Career

What are my aspirations?

What is the next stage in my career?

What are the performance expectations of this stage?

Where are the gaps in my achievements?

What do I need to focus on now?

Extending Your Career

How do I address gaps in my achievements?

What are my goals?

What steps do I need to take to achieve these goals?

What’s my plan?

How will I track my plan?

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At this point in your career take some time to understand the expectations of academia, related and other roles, and develop an awareness of what is important to you right now to make an informed decision about where to from here. Remember to revisit this process to ensure you are on track and heading in the “right direction” for your career.