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How to Set Career Goals and Plan Out Your Professional Future

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Setting career goals: take the initiative

Don’t wait for someone else (your boss or mentor) to ask you what your goals are. Take the initiative and draft your professional goals independently.

  • Review your current status: evaluate where you are now in relation to the goals you set int the past. Did you me...

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  • Think about what you bring to the table. Knowing what you do well will also help you decide the things you should work on.
  • Don't focus only on the skills that benefit you. Go for the intersection between goals that serve you and your employer or cl...

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Be pragmatic, but don’t be afraid to take risks.

Try to make your goals ambitious but achievable. Even if you don’t meet your goal in the time you devote to them, you can re-evaluate and try again.

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