We’ve all heard the age-old saying that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, but there’s quite a bit of truth in that sentiment. Creating a career roadmap can help you identify your professional goals and develop a plan and schedule to make them a reality with some help from Shaw Academy.

Develop the Necessary Skills

It’s important to take the time to identify which skills you’ll need to actualize your career roadmap and reflect on your ability to perform said skills. Unfortunately, many people don’t make it past this stage because they feel that they have no way to advance their current skills or learn the new ones required to achieve their goals. Luckily, there are online education services like Shaw Academy that offer a variety of courses covering everything from photography to psychology to help you make your career goals a reality. Their online classes allow you to work according to a schedule that suits your busy lifestyle to give you the greatest chance at success.

Find a Mentor

While independence is an admirable trait, no one has ever got anywhere without a bit of help, and that’s something to consider when you are developing your career roadmap. Finding a mentor can feel overwhelming for some people, but the insights you’ll receive from someone who has achieved the things you are hoping to are extremely valuable. Networking is a great way to find a mentor, and you’ll probably find that most people are willing to help you out or at the very least speak with you and offer guidance because everyone remembers how difficult it can be in the beginning.


Before you head too far down your career roadmap, make sure you take some time to stop and reflect on your journey along the way. Think about the steps you’ve taken so far and if they have been successful in helping you achieve the goals on your career roadmap. It’s also okay to come to the realization that the goals you set aren’t what you want anymore, because the only way to reach that realization is to try. If it turns out that the skills you were developing aren’t what you need, that’s okay too because Shaw Academy is sure to have the courses you’re looking for.

Want to improve your professional skills to complete your career roadmap?
Then Shaw Academy is here for you!

Hudson’s Bay Financial Services has partnered with Shaw Academy to provide our customers with a great education that is affordable and accessible to everyone.