the 5 steps for setting career objectives
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This is the starting point for any change or goal. First there is awareness of dissatisfaction or a new need in your life. Think about the simple need to have a drink. You might feel a little thirsty but can you ignore it? Perhaps for a while if you’re busy. Eventually though you get a headache and can’t concentrate until getting a drink becomes the most important thing you must do, until your thirst is quenched. It is the same with setting career objectives. The more dissatisfied you are in your current career and the stronger your need for change the more compelled you will be to act. You might feel that you want to a promotion or a more challenging job, but if you feel fairly comfortable where you are, there won’t be sufficient motivation to energize change and achieve a career goal.
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1) If you want to make a change in your work life or career, starting by setting career objectives is the wrong way. The reason: humans normally tend to design a very romantic vision of their situation once the goals are envisioned as fulfilled. Because the goals are more than often ‘borrowed’ from the environment and the people we are spending most of the time with. That’s why many end up disappointed after toiling to reach their ‘dreams’ taken from the immediate environment or from some career advisors (with good intentions many of them!). Bluntly put, we have the tendency of mirroring general desires and career objectives.