where are you on your journey?

To enhance your experience on our website, we want to make sure you're in sync with where you're at on your career journey by highlighting the characteristics of each main phase and throw in a few pointers at each stage.

Abby Tse

9/8/20232 min read

Exploration and Entry

This is your first step into the work place. This phase might involve pursuing education, obtaining degrees, and gaining certifications to equip yourself for the path ahead. You're likely to find yourself in entry-level positions, where you'll gain valuable experience and build a foundation for your future endeavours. This stage is all about embracing new opportunities and setting the stage for your professional growth.

Points of relevance include:

  • Career paths available to you

  • Assessing your personal skills and interests

  • Educational and training opportunities worth pursuing

  • Finding entry-level job opportunities

  • Setting a realistic career timeline

Early Career Development

During the early stages of your career development, you're diving into practical workplace experiences, which often means taking on increasing responsibilities. This period is all about adapting to the workplace environment and its unique dynamics while building a strong foundation for your professional journey.

Points of relevance include:

  • How to advance my current role

  • Skills to focus on at this point

  • Seeking out mentorship and guidance

  • Standing out in the work place


With substantial experience in your field of work, you've likely advanced into managerial or supervisory positions, taking on leadership roles and influencing your organization's direction. As you continue to grow, you'll find that expanding your professional network becomes crucial, connecting you with peers and mentors who can provide guidance and support. Your dedication and expertise have also contributed to building a strong and reputable presence in your industry, further solidifying your position as a respected professional in your field.

Points of relevance include:

  • Questioning if this is the right career path for you

  • Pursuing further education or certificates

  • Overcoming career plateaus and burnouts

  • Working towards establishing a legacy in your field of work

Career Advancement

Embracing significant leadership and strategic responsibilities, you've climbed the career ladder to secure executive or senior management positions. At this pinnacle of your profession, you may even hold top-tier executive roles or be recognised as an industry expert. Beyond personal achievements, your focus has shifted towards mentoring and influencing the next generation of professionals, ensuring a legacy of knowledge and guidance for those who follow in your footsteps.

Points of relevance include:

  • Effectively mentoring the next generation of professionals

  • Navigating dynamics of senior leadership and board roles

  • Maintaining motivation and staying engaged

  • Opportunities to give back to the community


Retirement involves leaving full-time employment, necessitating careful financial planning for security. It offers the chance to explore hobbies, travel, engage in volunteer work, and continue learning, marking a dynamic transition from one's primary career.

Points of relevance include:

  • How can I ensure my financial security and retirement planning are on track

  • Transitioning into a consulting/advisory role

  • Succession planning strategies