Setting Goals to Improve Your Career

Why setting goals is important

Short-term goals

Long-term goals

Setting personal goals

  • Advancing hobbies like playing a musical instrument or playing a sport
  • Improving on skills like graphic design or public speaking
  • Increasing your knowledge about a certain topic or area of study
  • Focusing on building or improving relationships
  • Financial goals like saving for a certain purchase
  • Physical goals like training for a marathon or completing a certain fitness challenge

Setting professional goals

  • Being promoted to a certain position
  • Completing a large project
  • Solving a complex problem
  • Improving certain soft or technical skills
  • Successfully switching careers or industries
  • Getting a certain award or recognition

How to set goals

1. Make your goal as clear and detailed as possible.

2. Define how you will measure success.

3. Check whether your goals are achievable.

4. Make sure your goal is relevant.

5. Set a beginning and end date.

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