Whether you want to get a holiday job or rule the free world, everyone needs career goals!
Setting out goals can help you achieve your ambitions. Understanding the steps you need to take to meet these goals can help you reach them.
How to set goals
Sometimes reaching your career and personal goals can feel near impossible. But don't give up! Try breaking your goals down into smaller steps. This can help make the process feel much more achievable.
Split your goals into three groups: short-term, medium-term and long-term. Write out a goal under each group then think about what you need to do for each one. They might look like this:
Short-term goal : Find a job to pay my bills while I finish school.
Medium-term goal: Find a permanent job and save up for a house.
Long-term goal: Lead the de-extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger population.
Visualising your goals in this way can help you process your ideas. It can also help you balance your priorities and needs, and better understand what you want out of work and study.
Your goals will change over time and that's great! As long as you have a plan to work towards and clear steps to get there, you'll stay motivated to achieve them.
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