Stop wasting your talent
HOW TO PLAN YOUR BIM CAREER
If you’re happy letting others dictate your BIM career then be told and STOP reading now.
This post is for everyone who wants better outcomes!
Most people follow the career path of least resistance but if you want to maximise your potential, no matter where you are in your career, you should know what your ultimate career objective is and how you’re going to get there. Otherwise, you have no real direction, and you’re reacting to events instead of proactively creating opportunities for yourself.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to helping you achieve your career objective – your own personal career map.
Just like any map, your career map gets you from point A to point B. Think of it as your professional GPS. It knows where you are, where you want to be, and how you can get there.
Taking action. Where do you start?
So how do you go about creating your personal BIM career map?
Start with the BIM GPS. This big picture map shows the options from graduate level up to an expert firmwide digital leader. It uses the criteria defined by the BIM Career Ladder and the BIM Competency Table.
Assess where you are now using the BIM Competency Assessment tool. Decide what your destination is. Create your path and start pro-actively moving towards your next milestone.
Talk to your current employer. Ask them if and how they will help you progress not just to the next milestone but beyond. They know your strengths already, if they know your aspirations too then you could have a very positive career with them.
If you are not in the right company, at least you know that now and can make positive steps in the right direction. It is important to make sure you don’t become too specialised and restrict your options. The BIM GPS illustrates this well and the salary overlay shows how difficult it becomes to step sideways once your salary gets above a certain level.
If you want intelligent BIM career advice, there are BIM career experts you can talk to.