Career Pathing

Develop a paper that addresses the following:1.    Identify and briefly describe your dream/ultimate/final job within the broad RTM domain. 2.    Develop a career roadmap with at least two intermediary jobs that could lead to your stated dream/ultimate/final job described above. Career maps are used to show what a prototypical career looks like in terms of sequential positions, roles, and stages. They outline common avenues for moving within and across jobs in ways that facilitate growth and career advancement. Career maps can be displayed in a diagram, making it easy to visualize each position or role as a stage in a path. There may be vertical and/or horizontal hierarchies that describe such a path, and can be informed by compiling organizational knowledge to create a general framework about common moves when changing careers, number of employees in a particular job role and the growth across those numbers, as well as different job categories in particular divisions.3.    Develop a position profile for each of the jobs described above (two intermediaries and one dream/ultimate/final) that outlines core responsibilities, skills, and requirements. This may require consulting subject-matter experts, interviewing functional leaders, and/or conducting external industry research or benchmarking to determine the requisite qualifications and expertise associated with these different career positions, roles, or stages. Examples of the requisite qualifications and expertise include recommended or required education, skills, technical training, licenses, and certifications for successful performance at each stage. While using job descriptions would be a good foundation on which to begin you search, they are insufficient sources on their own. More appropriate and thus effective sources could be an informational interview, op-ed/guest essay pieces in the career development sections of print/online media, journal articles (see example attached that is too old but nonetheless an example), career development periodicals, trade magazines, recruiting newsletters, training manuals, etc. You are strongly encouraged to use our CSUN RTM-discipline-specific librarian and the CSUN career center to facilitate your search.4.    Identify and describe the core competencies required and expected behaviors exhibited by outstanding performers, not just average performers. This should include performance standards that define expected results in different functions of the job. Often these competencies clearly illustrate what on-the-job performance is required, and while they tend to be the same from one career stage to the next, what differs between stages is the expected scope and impact at which the competencies are expressed.5.    Identify and describe the key experiences that someone should acquire as they move along the career path for the two intermediary jobs. These will likely be developmental opportunities that may include leadership training courses, stretch assignments, cross-functional team experiences, profit and loss responsibility, or international exposure, among many others narrowly related to your intermediary jobs. These experiences should help develop competencies that are important for the final career stage.6.    Use at least 10 different sources from 2019 or later to support/illustrate your findings.7.    Appropriately cite all sources following American Psychological Association (APA) requirements. Append a reference list in APA format to the paper.8.    Submit your paper to the Canvas assignment drop box without errors in grammar and spelling on or before the due date. No late projects will be accepted.