Friday, March 13, 2009

Career Goals - An exercise.

It's Friday and for all you poor suckers who don't live in SoCal (where it is currently 77 degrees and not a cloud in the sky) I would like for you to do something for yourselves. Set a goal or two.

The problem that most of us seem to have when we set career goals is that we use career-speak to formulate them. Let's try something a little different this time. Answer the following questions.

1. Where do you want to be living five years from now? (Ten years, if you are under 35.)

2. Do you REALLY want to complete another degree?

3. What is more important to you... salary or stability?

4. What are the three most positive and negative aspects of your current job?

5. If you could be a tree, what kind of tree would you be?

Okay, #5 is BS, but the rest are very important to establishing long term goals. What I want you to do is spend the next two days thinking about them and my next post will focus them for you and help you use them as touchstones for setting career goals, not only now, but ten, fifteen, or twenty years from now.

Have a cool weekend, dudes.

1 comment:

  1. I'd be a rosebush. Is that a tree. Val Stulman