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Career Scheduling

It is said that “you do not know what do you want unless you pen it down”. After working for approximately one decade during which I achieved most of my goals, I felt a necessity to envisage my career.

Besides I rather to employ scheduling term instead of planning. I do have notable objections regarding “career planning” which made me to move on “career scheduling”; such as:

  • Planning needs an initial state which in my case the initial is a mobile inception and had started in bygone.

  • In planning people do not consider the constraints or impediments because they do not know how long it is going to take. I think career specially nowadays is limited by several impediments such as economic crisis.

  • In planning there is an order for actions but due to life events, career can’t be fit into a time-box.

  • Planning is a causal or inductive reasoning but in my opinion career acquires resource or deductive


Career Goal Statement

I would like to achieve a C level position either in a financial services or my own company. A C level job that I am foreseeing is limited to these options:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Architect


Preparation – Thinking about my Career 

I do have some inclinations on different domains of IT industry, in the following table I tried to depict each of my desires: 

Domain NameExplanation


I have always been in love with technology, and I consider myself somewhere between early adopters and early majority. This means that I am trying to simultaneously be both: visionary and pragmatist. 


Being a visionary is one of my core competencies and I always want to make future. So I should be able to have an impact on the future of enterprises.

Hereafter, I am a technical guy whose head is in the skies to be aware of future but his legs are on the ground. 

Business Growth 

I would like to have direct involvement in ROI and TCO through technological and strategical decisions. So I can help my enterprise to have a significant improvement. 

Interpersonal Skills 

This is an area which is enlivening me indeed. I have a strong willing for communication and I really want to develop my model on communication within an IT group. 

You can download career plan of Chris Shayan in the attachment. 

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PDF File CareePlanTemplate.pdf May 12, 2013 by Chris Shayan

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