Once a year, smart corporations will go through a strategic planning session to set the direction for the future.
The executives review their mission, vision, and results, and tweak their priorities and execution plans accordingly.
I am a firm believer that you should also perform this analysis on your career at least once a year.
And, now, with the Coronavirus pandemic forcing many of us to reconsider our work and, perhaps, re-focus our careers, strategic planning makes sense for us.
A powerful tool used in strategic planning is S-W-O-T analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
SWOT analysis is usually applied to business opportunities or military situations. Applying SWOT analysis to your current job and your career will provide benefits from the insights you have gathered and, most importantly, enable you to develop an actionable career plan.