How to reset your career goals

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A career objective could be your ultimate professional aim, such as your ideal role, as well as a certain goal you wish to achieve while at your current job, like completing a specific course. Continue reading to find out more about what you can do in order to reset your career objectives.

Rethink your priorities and values

If you’re looking for a real change concerning your position, it’s highly important to reconsider your dreams on a regular basis. This will help you understand if your priorities and values have remained the same or not. Things can take quite a dramatic turn at work or in your private life and because of these changes you might want to approach your strategy in a different manner.

Use the SMART technique

The SMART technique stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-scaled. Such aspects could all be applied to the objectives you want to set for yourself.

If your career aim that you’ve set for yourself is in fact a professional end goal, then creating a timeframe for this overall objective is key.

Try not to be too specific with deadlines in case you can’t actually meet them all. It’s important to be realistic and proud of your achievements as you go. Putting too much pressure on yourself and rushing through the process will eventually do more harm  than good regarding your dreams.

Break your aim down into smaller ones

In case your overall objective happens to be taking way longer than you expected, it’s a good idea to try and break it down into smaller aims. You can always reframe your end goal if you don’t actually reach it by a certain time. It’s extremely important to keep in mind that there will always be external factors which will influence how soon you’ll reach your dreams.

Make sure your goals are still achievable

If your goals aren’t still achievable for some reason, change your plan in order to keep yourself on track. Just ensure that you’re always measuring your progress as you go. Remember to congratulate yourself on all of your accomplishments so far. You need to keep being motivated in order to keep going. This is exactly why you should be particularly proud of how far you’ve come.

If you’re after a new job, reach out to us here at Attic for more information, insight, and advice regarding finding your next role.

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