How is career planning useful throughout one’s career and not just carried out during initial entry? 

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The career planning process is useful throughout one's career because you can never be completely sure what will happen in the future.  If you simply enter a company and then stop career planning, what will happen to you if your company folds or if the demands of your job change?  How will you ever advance in the company if you do not continue to plan for your career?  This is why career planning is so important.  Workers must try to look ahead.  They must try to determine where they want their careers to go so that they can be able to progress in their chosen career.

Career planning, then, is very important even after the entry level.  It is important so that the worker may gain promotions and may be able to have a career path rather than being stuck in the entry level position.