The article describes the methodological approaches to the construction of the career development system in the organization. Some of the key terms used in the process of human development are described. The basic elements of the career development system, such as job profile, card capacity, the career ladder are described. The key participants in the process of career development and their responsibilities are studied. Some of the key performance indicators used in the career development system of the organization, and the formulas required to calculate the needs and employee turnover are highlighted. The areas of work with reservists, such as development, progress and exclusion from the personnel reserve are considered.