“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible” – Tony Robbins.
Career goals – A frequented topic at interviews, there are times when we stutter to give a lucid answer for this query “What are your Career goals / where do you see yourself in the next 5 years “?
Setting goals is prudent to ensure we walk in the right direction and focus on those aspects which help us grow. Commonly said as “begin with the end in mind’’, Career goals are a must in the path of one’s career – whether it is to seek higher designation or to redeem oneself from a setback.
So, how to strategically plan and implement career goals? A few tips:
While the methodologies adopted might differ from one individual to another, the whole notion of setting a strategic career goal is inevitable for all. Rather than treading aimlessly, devising appropriate career goals and following it meticulously will go a long way in building a strong and successful career. Being an ardent journey, it’s wise to invest time, play by your strengths and make your career significant.
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About the author:
I am a commerce graduate with an overall experience of 10 years in the Corporate Industry and handled diversified assignments at HSBC and Hewlett Packard. After gaining considerable knowledge and success during my tenure, I decided to focus my attention on other areas of interest. Now, a doting mother of a one year old, I spend my day reading, apprising on my topics of interest and baby-sitting.
An avid reader and poetry enthusiast, my love for writing started while at school and my dreams have borne fruits after motherhood. I strongly believe in living life to the fullest and making the most of each beautiful day.
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