Goal Setting

Career Exploration

Career Goals: How To Set Them

What are Career Goals?

Career goals are goals that you set for your career path. They can be anything from your career choice to where you want to be in your career in a certain number of years. A career defines how you want to spend a large part of your life, so career goal setting is something that everyone should be doing regardless of what career they choose.

When setting career goals you want start with Who, What, Where, When, & How.

  • Who will I ask for help?
  • What will really make me happy?
  • Where should I start?
  • When should I begin?
  • How should I begin?
  • What will I do to get started?
  • What are the requirements?

You should consider these questions before beginning to work on your career goals. Once you answered the questions, then you can begin to put them in order and start a career plan.