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Plan Your Career

Set Your SMART Goals

Writing down your goals can motivate you to achieve them.

Record your goals and identify what needs to be done by when. And remember that achievable goals are SMART:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Results-oriented
  • Time-targeted

See an example below.

Next, develop an action plan for each goal >


Here's an example of what some of your goals might be if your dream is to have a business of your own.

Goal: Gather available print and electronic information about self-employment.
Complete by: July 15

Goal: Explore different self-employment options (e.g. home-based, franchise, partnership, etc.)
Complete by: August 15

Goal: Determine if I am personally suited to be self-employed.
Complete by: August 31

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