We’re all familiar with SMART goals... SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. It’s important to keep these constraints top of mind when setting career goals, especially short-term ones.
Creating short-term goals
What’s currently on your plate at work? What does success look like?
How do you want to feel when you start work each day?
What do you want to accomplish in the next six months?
Creating long-term goals
Is there someone you look at now that you’d like to be doing their job in five years?
What do you want to accomplish in the next few years?
What expertise do you want to build?