How to Properly Set Your Career Goals for the New Year

Spectrum Staffing is among the top recruitment agencies in NJ, and our mission when working with job seekers is to truly understand their goals and offer our expertise to help them achieve it. The key to achieving any goal is to develop them with sincere intention and a well-thought-out strategy. Learn more about how to properly set your career goals for the new year:

Visualize What You Want to Achieve

Clarity is crucial when it comes to setting goals. Visualize exactly what you would like to accomplish in your career this year. This has two major benefits: clearly defining your goals makes it easier to start taking action (as opposed to having vague ideas) and visualizing it in your mind makes it seem more realistic, so you feel like you can actually make it happen.

Make a Commitment to Yourself

It is all too easy to get so caught up in your day-to-day work activities and put off taking the actions to pursue your longer-term career goals. To make 2019 the year you make progress on your goals, make a commitment to yourself to consistently take the actions to pursue your goals and not be distracted by short term circumstances.

Research What It Will Take

Once you know what you want to accomplish, find out what steps you will need to take in order to make it come to fruition. For example, if you want to get a promotion but don’t have the necessary credentials, start researching certification courses in your area, how much they cost, when you need to apply, etc.

Establish a Plan

Take all of the steps necessary for achieving your goals, and flesh them out into a step-by-step plan. Work backward from your end goal, and break all the steps down into as small of tasks as possible. Give yourself flexible deadlines, so you know at any given point what you should be working on and if you’re on pace to complete the steps on time.

Take Consistent Action

Don’t rely on motivation to get you through, since it comes and goes. In the long term, consistently taking small action is more effective than large, but irregular bouts of effort. As you set your goals, also take the time to build in a schedule of how often you will work on your career goals, such as 45 minutes a day or a set day of the week for a particular activity.

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