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Career Planning

Explore valuable resources for diverse perspectives on Career Planning – a top-requested skill development area among Menttium mentees. Enhance your career strategy with expert insights.

Conversation Starters

Leverage these conversation starter examples as questions to ask yourself and others to gain insight on the topic of Career Planning.


Driving your career car

Career Advancement Advice

Learn how you career is like a car and how to remain in the driver’s seat.

Ha-Keem Abdel-Khaliq
Career Coach & Author

Position yourself for the next step in your career by being extraordinary and building your network.

Artie Lynnworth
Retired SVP & Author

Career Planning Approaches

Grow & Nourish Your Career

Expand your view on short and long term approaches to career planning. Growth can come from various places.

Roz Tsai
Vice President of Talent, Learning & Org Effectiveness

Develop your career by embracing growth and challenges.

Allan Bifield
Retired CFO

TED Talks

The best career path isn’t always a straight line

Conventional wisdom frames the ideal career path as a linear one — a ladder to be climbed with a single-minded focus to get to the top. Career development consultants Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper invite you to replace this outdated and limiting model with “squiggly” careers: dynamic, open-ended growth paths tailor-made for your individual needs, talents and ambitions. A radical rethink for anyone who feels restricted and defined by the limits of the corporate ladder.

How to Find Your Passion and Make it Your Job

Emma Rosen made the bold decision to give up her job and take a radical sabbatical in pursuit of her perfect career. She spent a year trying 25 careers before turning 25 through short term work experience, shadowing and just giving things a go. She completed the challenge, and finished all 25 placements before her 25th birthday in August 2017.


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Take Ownership of Your Career & Your Learning & Development

Ha-Keem Abdel-Khaliq, a Global HR leader and executive coach, offers excellent advice for career planning based on his book, You’re Worth it! Navigating Your Career in Corporate America. This episode will help you think about career planning in a new way. Coach Ha-Keem also offers best practices for taking your career to the next level.

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5 Step Framework for Career Planning

Maria Kauffman a women’s leadership expert who transformed her corporate engineer experience into a life coach practice (as well as creating the podcast “The Everyday Heroine”) discusses the common misconception that resilience is a personal trait, when in fact it is a skill we can all develop. She shares a 5-step process that provides the structure to focus on who we are, how we may choose to face our challenges, and how we can take ownership of our careers.


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Career Distinction

Career Distinction outlines the proven personal branding process and provides case studies of successful professionals that will help you not only survive, but thrive, in today’s dynamic and ultracompetitive workplace. You’ll learn to manage your brand with innovative tools that enable you to differentiate yourself and stand out from your peers.

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How Women Rise

Overcome the twelve habits holding you back and take your career to new heights with this wise and approachable guide from two business leadership experts. Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace.

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True North

True North shows how anyone who follows his or her internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders – with some surprising results.
In this important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these outstanding leaders and describe how you can develop as an authentic leader.


Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.


What Color Is Your Parachute?: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success

More than a job-hunting book, Richard N. Bolles’s timeless wisdom and famed self-assessment exercise clarifies seven key dimensions, so you can uncover your greatest passions, most valued traits, and transferable skills to design a life that enables you to flourish. Using the trailblazing advice and enduring guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have the tools to discover—and land—the work, and life, most meaningful to them.


The Inventurers: Excursions In Life And Career Renewal

“Inventuring” is an excursion into self-discovery that will help you clarify your inner values and achieve personal success.Through exercises, checklists, and reflection questions you’ll learn how to: map out an individual plan for your life and career, discover your skills and abilities, create options for your key interests, match your goals with your values, renew your career. Reading this book can be the first step of an exciting life adventure.


Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Focusing on each Type’s strengths, Do What You Are uses workbook exercises to help you customize your job search, get the most out of your current career, obtain leadership positions, and ensure that you achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.



The StrengthsFinder assessment, also known as CliftonStrengths, is a tool developed by Gallup that aims to identify and measure an individual’s natural talents and strengths. The assessment identifies 34 specific strengths or themes that individuals may possess to varying degrees. By understanding and leveraging these strengths, individuals can enhance their personal and professional development, as well as contribute more effectively to teams and organizations.


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely used personality assessment tool that categorizes individuals into 16 personality types based on their preferences in four dichotomies. The MBTI is used to gain insights into an individual’s personality preferences, communication style, and decision-making approach.

Career Assessment

When thinking about your career growth, it can be challenging to know where to start. Complete Menttium’s Career Assessment to uncover themes that can guide you forward. This assessment will help you reflect on your past experiences and identify areas that bring you the most satisfaction.