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Career Planning Tools

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else” ~Lawrence J. Peter~

Career Conversations for the Employee (Workbook- UC Davis Box)

Career Conversations for the Supervisor (Workbook - UC Davis Box)


My UC Career - an online development portal available to all UC employees seeking to advance their career. 


Competencies vs. Skills (What is the difference?)


SMART Goals (fillable form)
Use SMART Goals to show the important results you are working to accomplish.


Self-assessment worksheet (SAW)

Use the self-assessment worksheet to help you identify your career issues, goals, interests, and values.


Training impact plan (TIP)

Employees and supervisors can plan how the employee will leverage a training on the job.  

University of California Tuition Discounts (Discounts)


Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Learn what an IDP is and how to use one as a direct report or supervisor.

Navigating Career Transition (Video: 58 min) (UC Alumni Career Network)

Resources to assess skills, interests, passions, and workplace values

Career Zone
Right on Course

General career advice
The Balance Careers

The Muse
Forbes Career