Career Goal Setting Plan
The following table provides you with a simple outline of the factors you may want to consider and identify when setting and analyzing your career goals in a step by step format:
|Carrer Goals You must define and write down in order of priority.
||Benefits and Advantages of achieving goal. Listing these may help to motivate you.
||Key Steps you need to take.
|When Will I do This? Give yourself deadlines
||Support and Resources What support do I need, and from whom, what resources, e.g. time, money, contacts.
||Outcomes and Reflection Record whether you achieved the goal and what worked or didn't work along the way for future reference.
The above table sort of shows you the who, what, where, when, and how of career goal setting. It is just like finding the facts for a story. Journalists have to answer all of these questions in order to get the full story.
That is the same thing that you have to do when setting career goals. Let me show you in exact detail in the next diagram...
|Who will I ask for help?
||What do I want the outcome to be?
||Where should I start?
||When should I begin?
||How should I begin?|
|Who will benefit from my career goal?
||What will I do to get started?
||Where will my career goal put me in 10 years?
||When do I want these goals to be reached?
||How will these goals affect my future?|
|Who will I work with to accomplish my goal?
||What will really make me happy?
||Where will I apply my resources?
||When will I apply my knowledge to begin attaining my goals?
||How do I really feel about the goals that I have chosen?|
Do you see what I'm talking about now? All of these questions have to be directed before you can begin to work on your career goals.
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