Career Goals and Wish-list Exercise

When was the last time you wrote up your career goals and wish-list? …In fact, have you ever?  

WRITE UP YOUR CAREER GOALS

Pro-actively planning and managing your career goals, puts you in the position where you are no longer at the mercy of your industry or the job market!  Think about that for a minute!

IDENTIFYING & MANAGING YOUR CAREER GOALS

How cool would it be, if you could actually manage your career, rather than have it manage you? No more uncertainty, no more instability, no more throwing everything at the wall and hoping something sticks! A real plan, that has teeth!

As a career coach, I help you identify the career goals that support your professional and personal values and aspirations. The following career planning exercise will help you figure out the career path you want to pursue:

Challenge yourself to make a wish-list of 12 goals you’d like to realize. Each statement should reflect your dream job or wish-list… things you’d really like to do at this particular stage of your professional life. Add in some personal goals. Professional development goals. Work/balance goals. Health goals. If money were no object, what would you really like to do?

  • I would like to own a small production house, creating X content for X audience.
  • I would like to be a consultant in policy for municipal government.
  • I want to produce a YouTube series showcasing…(insert favourite subject!)
  • I would like to coach young professionals and help them build successful careers.
  • I want to build my knowledge of/take a course in X……

CONCLUSION

Once you’re done, send your list along by email, and I’ll show you how to prioritize each of your goals into short- mid- and long-term themes, identify any professional development you need to get there, and help you build an easy, effective schedule and timeline to reach your goals.

The sooner you can identify your career goals and wish-list, the faster I can help you realize them!