Start by thinking about all the career-related decisions you’ve made till now.
You laid the foundations of your career when you chose your undergraduate specialization. Think about what motivated you at that time.
You learned new skills and your first degree qualified you either to get a job or continue further studies. What motivated you then? Delve into those months after you completed your undergraduate studies. Do you remember developing any new interests by then?
What were your career plans when you took up your first job? How have they changed over the years?
While on your job, did you discover any new aspects of your personality or work style?
List the areas in which you excelled and all the new skills you developed.
Consider all the job changes and reflect on the reasons that made you want to change. What did you gain or lose in the process?
Think of all the new assignments you undertook and how you handled them. How did you feel about changing your style of working to suit the demands of the new assignment? Were you comfortable? Did you falter? What did you learn from each experience of success or failure?
How good or bad are you at interacting with others at work? How do you manage your personal interests while on a job that requires the combined efforts of a variety of people with different temperaments and interests?
Answering the above questions will give you an idea about how to project your career from the very beginning to the present.