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d Section: The Career EDGE 3 5 CareerEDGEOnline.com key content. 1. Goal setting is essential to living the dream 2. Effectively forecasting your future 3. Establishing a clear and definite focus key messages. A definite, well thought out career will stimulate and motivate your internal potential to succeed. Three types of goals: Short-term (up to one year) Medium-term (1-5 years) Long-term (5 years) 5 Step Process For Setting and Achieving Your Career Goal: a. Set the goal b. Write down the why behind the what c. Identify the obstacles you will have to overcome d. Identify the people, groups, or organizations who can help e. Assign specific dates to achieve your career goals
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d Section: The Career EDGE 3 6 CareerEDGEOnline.com self-analysis. You can avoid procrastination by being focused. Read the following questions and reflect on your answer. 1. What are your general interests? Are they related to people, information, sports or something else? 2. Do you express yourself better in oral or written form? 3. What daily activities give you the most satisfaction? 4. Do you like responsibility or would you rather have someone else take the blame or credit? 5. Do you have an aversion to following directions or being told what to do? 6. What kind of work environment is important to you? 7. Would you rather work indoors or outdoors? 8. Are you more comfortable with regular routines or spur-of-the-moment projects? 9. Do you enjoy new concepts and situations or are you more comfortable with the familiar? 10. Would you prefer a regular salary or a commission, or a combination of both? 11. Would you like to work a regular schedule (e.g., 9-5) or something more flexible? 12. Are you willing to travel or would you rather stick close to home? 13. Do you see yourself as a leader or a follower? 14. Do you prefer to work on your own, with one other person, or as part of a team? 15. Do you work well under pressure? 16. Do you like excitement or danger in a job (like emergency services), or something more mundane/sedate (like office work)? 17. Would you like to work in a big city or in a more rural environment? 18. Do you prefer to work for a large, medium-sized, or small employer? 19. Are you willing to relocate? 20. What is the one thing you simply could not live without on the job? SECTION 3 Goal Setting
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d Section: The Career EDGE 3 7 CareerEDGEOnline.com discussion. Your desire is only a dream or a wish until you make it a concrete reality. To have a goal means you have taken your objective and begun to make plans around it. Elements of your concept
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