Career management is the combination of structured planning and the active management choice of one’s own professional career.
The outcome of successful career management should include personal fulfillment, work/life balance, goal achievement and financial security.
A career includes all types of employment ranging from semi-skilled through skilled, and semi professional to professional. Careers have often been restricted to an employment commitment to a single trade skill, profession or business firm for the entire working life of a person. In recent years, however, a career now includes changes or modifications in employment during the foreseeable future.
The following classification system with minor variations is widely used:
Development of overall goals and objectives,
Development of a strategy (a general means to accomplish the selected goals/objectives),
Development of the specific means (policies, rules, procedures and activities) to implement the strategy, and
Systematic evaluation of the progress toward the achievement of the selected goals/objectives to modify the strategy, if necessary.
More information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Career_management