Set SUPER SHORT Term Goals

I’m a big proponent of short term goals. I cover how they specifically relate to getting a promotion in I Want a Job in an Association – Now What???,” but they can apply to just about anything.

Based on what I’ve observed, overwhelm is one of the main obstacles to moving forward – and with good reason! In the career space, most things are not immediate. A job search can take months, you may need to gain experience before you can be considered for a promotion, etc. You may think, what’s the point? Well, finishing a bite-sized goal is still a step forward, and the confidence that comes from it will likely give you the motivation to keep going.

If you’re still concerned you don’t have enough time for even small tasks, consider the following:

If you want to go to graduate school, but are completely overwhelmed with navigating the complicated financial aid process…call and schedule an appointment with a financial advisor – TODAY. That’s it. One phone call.

If you have always worked in large corporations and are wondering how you can break into the association industry…Google “association careers” and read one article or blog – TODAY. That’s all, just a few paragraphs.

You may wonder, what’s the value in completing such miniscule parts of a task when there’s so much left to do? Well, you’ll have more done than you did yesterday. You’ll know a little more about a topic than you previously did. Plus, when all is said and done, most goals are just a series of baby steps. I challenge you to think of something you want to do, and “start where you are” – TODAY!

About Charlotte Weeks - Executive Career Coach / Executive Resume Writer / Outplacement Consultant

Prior to founding Weeks Career Services, Inc. Charlotte Weeks worked in human resources at a national association, where she experienced the hiring process from the other side. She's also the past president of The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA). Charlotte specializes in providing C-level executives (CEO, CFO, CMO, etc.), association executives, executive directors and senior-level professionals (director, VP, SVP, etc.) with comprehensive career coaching services and high-ROI resumes. She is author of "I Want a Job in an Association -- Now What?? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society" and featured author of "101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career." Additional book contributions include "The Twitter Job Search Guide," "Resumes That Pop!," and "Step-by-Step Cover Letters." As an internationally-recognized expert, Charlotte provides programs and documents tailored to each individual’s needs. To ensure that each person is given the highest quality of attention and service, Charlotte works with a limited number of new clients each month.
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