Everyone is primarily responsible for one's career growth.
Every person to have a systematic career growth plan, needs to first create self-awareness about likes, aspirations, and capabilities. Based on these one can formulate goals.
Career goal guides a person in undertaking various activities to achieve the set goal.
General guidelines for a successful career
Enhancing knowledge in general
Building competence in areas one likes
Building competence in areas organization wants a person to develop
Having a reasonably long tenure in a company
Positive relationships with people
Creating the right climate around you yourself
Openness and flexibility
Action and result orientation
Kumar, Priyaranjan, "Career Planning in the New Era of Professionalism" , Self Development, Annual Number 2004, pp. 21-23 (Kumar Priyaranjan was Head Hr, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories in 2004).