Career management exercise

This is an exercise I got during a course that will help you decide if the objectives that youpropose for yourselves are really what you want. It will help you get your priorities straight.

If you’re not able to answer specific questions below, it means it’s not a real objective to you. You may find out that some of the things you think you really need, may be just a caprice.

CAREER MANAGEMENT APPLICATION What do I do today? What will I dotomorrow?

Short term objectives:
   A. Right now I wish I
        a. at least 3 reasons why I want to achieve this goal;
        b. the first step/action that I need to do in order to achieve this goal is to
B. In the next 2-3 months I want to
        a. at least 3 reasons why I want to achieve this goal;
        b. the first step/action that I need to do in order to achieve this goal is to
C. At the end of this year I intend to

Long term objectives:
   A. I want to become …..
       a. at least 3 reasons why this is important to me
       b. what are the short-term goals that help me achieve this goal?
B. In 3-5 years I want to …..
       a. at least 3 reasons why this is important to me       
       b.  what are the short-term goals that help me achieve this goal?
C. In 10-15 years I would like to …..
       a. at least 3 reasons why this is important to me       
       b.  what are the short-term goals that help me achieve this goal?

I guarantee that this exercise will make you seriously think about your life and career over short and long term. For some of the items you won’t be able to find answers so make sure you have answers for most parts before engaging on actions that may prove not to be what you hoped for in the first place.

Take care,
Geo