Tips for goal setting during a job hunt


Setting your intention(s) or deciding what goal setting during a job hunt you wish to pursue is best done at any time of year. These intentions or objectives are usually something to get excited about and use as a guide for the rest of the year. You may need to tweak the strategy or route to reach the target regularly, but the vision will be set earlier in the year. Attempt the impossible!

  • As a tagline goal, come up with a one-liner, phrase, or a few words.

This is the overarching vision you have for your career or personal goals for the year. Some may call this a New Year’s Resolution, but I believe it will stay if it is carefully thought out and then written down on a goal sheet and placed everywhere. Then, rather than being worked on for a single midnight moment and then forgotten, it will be worked on throughout the year.

  • Start writing.

The key to laying down your vision is figuring out how to make it happen. This written version will assist in the creation of a clear path to completing something, even if it is not perfect. One year from now, this day will indicate that something was completed, even if there were detours along the way. It’s quite acceptable to change. It’s possible to change things.

  • Just a few words and sentences to explain who, what, where, and how in any variant.

Who would be able to help us achieve our goal of remaining healthy every day, what would you need to do each day, and how do you plan to make this work? Join a gym or go jogging with a pal like this. What other avenues will you pursue to make your goal a reality?

  • The final point is why this objective is important to you.

All it takes is a single remark, a few words, or an image. This is just as vital as figuring out what you want to achieve in the first place. Using health as an example, “to live longer” may be the sole answer. Visualizing your desire or goal can help you achieve it. It’s also important to keep it in front of you at all times to remind you and assist you throughout the day. Put your phrase on a post-it note and stick it in the mirror. Install it as a screensaver on your computer and mobile device.

You know the first thing you need to do is come up with a single idea. I want people to just focus on something important to them, and if that’s finding a new career, that’s OK, but make it reasonable, not “find my dream job.” Because, you know, in this economic climate, there’s probably no such thing as a dream job.