Setting Good Career Goals

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Setting-Good-Career-Goals Setting Good Career Goals


Setting Good Career Goals

Why should I set career goals?

The reason why you should set career goals is that you are able to achieve satisfaction with your career. There must be a reason why you joined the IT industry. Do you have a specific job title in mind? Do you want to work for a specific company? Do you want to have a certain annual salary? As mentioned in a post for setting goals for your IT career, you do not know when you will arrive there if you do not know where you want to go.

Goal setting helps you figure out where you want to be, what you need to do to get there, and how long it will take. I enjoy working for my career and other areas of my life. My final goal is to become an experienced IT project manager. When I know that, I can make decisions that are focused on that goal.

Defining potential and short-term career goals

It is recommended to set both short-term and short-term career goals as you can achieve something in the short and short term as well. In the short term, a period of up to three years and a period of more than three years is usually defined.

Start by setting long-term goals. This should be the ideal image of your career if you feel satisfied. This is something you will aim for in at least three years. It could take even longer – it could take five, ten or twenty years – as long as it’s your own goal. As already mentioned, my future goal is to become an experienced IT project manager.

Short-term goals come next. These are the goals that will enable you to get closer to your goal. They usually have a target date of less than three years. You should follow your goal and follow the SMART method below. Based on my example above, a short-term goal for me might be to get a junior project management position.

Set good career goals in an intelligent way

The Most Effective Methods of Aiming is the SMART Method of Aims. The SMART method is actually an acronym. Each letter represents part of the goal, and although there are several alternative meanings for each letter, the general message is the same.

S-specific. The goal must be specific, as it has more chances to be achieved. It should answer the questions “who, what, why, when and where”. A goal like “get a promotion” is not a specific one. One specific goal would be “promotion to Senior Network Administrator in my current company”.