Goal setting is a helpful way to build the career you want. By setting objectives and creating a clear roadmap for how you’ll reach your intended target, you can decide how to apply your time and resources to make progress. Without goals, it's difficult to determine how to get a certain job, promotion, or other milestones you want to achieve.
When you set an aim for yourself, include each step necessary for success. To help, you can use a framework called SMART goals. Here’s how SMART goals work and a few tips and examples to assist you in your goal-setting efforts.
- What are SMART goals?
- Why should I use SMART goals?
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S = Specific
Be clear and specific with what you want to achieve.
The narrower your goal, the more you’ll understand the steps necessary to achieve it.
A = Achievable
Have you set an achievable goal? Setting goals, you can reasonably accomplish within a certain timeframe will help keep you motivated and focused. Before you work towards a goal, decide whether it’s something you can achieve now or whether there are additional preliminary steps you should take to become better prepared.
R = Relevant
Each of your goals should align with your values and larger, long-term goals. If a goal doesn’t contribute towards your broader objectives, rethink it. Ask yourself why the goal is important to you, how achieving it will help you and how it will contribute towards your long-term goals.
T = Time-based
What is your goal time frame? An end-date can help provide motivation and help your priorities.
If you haven’t achieved your goal in that timeframe, take time to consider why. Your timeframe might have been unrealistic, you might have run into unexpected roadblocks or your goal might have been unachievable.
Setting SMART goals can help you move forward in your career and achieve the success you want. While goals can challenge, using the SMART framework can organize the process and provide structure before you begin.