Let’s face it — your current job isn’t cutting it. Whether you’ve outgrown the position, aren’t happy in the company culture or simply don’t like it, something has to change.
The fact that you realize a change needs to happen and are ready to take action is huge, so congratulate yourself. Then follow this advice to get started, because you have a lot of work to do.
Three Steps to Make Your Career Dreams Come True by Next Year
Set Strategic Goals
It’s time to create a plan that includes specific goals targeted at the job you want. This will be different for everyone.
For example, if you’re lacking a few key skills to be considered a competitive candidate for the type of position you want, you’ll probably need to take at least one course to gain them. You might also want to set a goal to expand your network, because who you know can help you get hired.
Measure Your Progress
Making a little headway on a goal is great, but ultimately, you need to do more than that. Therefore, it’s important to make goals measurable, because it allows you to see exactly how far you’ve come. Having the ability to track your progress can fill you with a sense of pride when you see how far you’ve come, while also motivating you to work harder if you realize you haven’t actually done too much.
You are the only person responsible for your success. It can be challenging to find time to work on your goals, when you’re already busy with work and your personal life. However, you have to hold yourself accountable and make this a priority — you owe it to yourself.
If you’re having trouble making progress on your goals, consider scheduling specific time slots to work on them. You might also consider allowing yourself a small reward when you reach a milestone or finding an accountability partner.
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