Prompt: Developing your Career Goals


Recently we have discussed using a journal to reach your goals and started by exploring the development of a 10 year plan. We asked you to simply write your long-term goals.

The next step is developing your long-term goals into action points.

For example if you are using a Career Journal you might also wish to use a Career Development Goals Notebook to manage your goals. When considering your Career Goals you should be considering both Corporate Goals (i.e. Your Employer’s Goals and Business Plan and what your Employer wants you to achieve) as well as your own personal goals (i.e. what you personally want to achieve). I find it helpful to dedicate an entry to each.

Corporate and Business Goals Page – you should include a GOALS page that focuses on your Company’s goals, vision and/or business plan. What are their plans for their employees and if you know – what are their plans and what do they want or need from you.

Personal Goals Page – Start with things that you want to achieve and contribute to the Company together with goals that will help you achieve your internal goals such as a promotion or a pay rise or being put in charge or a specific project or customer and build your way up to your Long Term Goals and even your 10 year plan.

Of course, if you are in the right job – there should be an element of overlap between these goals. For each of these goals write a set of action points to go with them.


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