Use this Goal Brainstorming Worksheet to think about your career and what you would like to achieve with it over the next few months. You will use your answers to help you establish your Goal Contract.
Please take 25 to 30 minutes to think about and answer the following questions.
|1. What is your current career/position? What are you responsible for?|
|2. What do you like and dislike about your current career? What are its pros and cons?|
|3. What are your top 1 to 3 career questions, goals, or issues/concerns at this time?|
|4. What is your overall vision for your career? What is your ideal career situation? (i.e. your ideal position, company, work environment or location, work-life situation, etc.) It is okay if you do not have a vision at this time – you can leave this question blank.|
|5. What are your ideas about the types of things you would like to change about your career?|
|6. What are some of the feelings you are experiencing regarding your career? (i.e. anxiety, stress, boredom, concern about the future, etc.)|
|7. What are the top 1 to 3 challenges or hurdles that you believe may impact (or are impacting) your success in achieving your career goals?|
|8. What are your ideas regarding your career goals for the short-term? Short-term goals?|
|9. What are your ideas regarding your career goals for the long-term? Long-term goals?|
|10. What other factors or goals in your personal and/or professional life are important influences in your career decision-making right now? (i.e. family or community responsibilities, social activities, personal career ambitions, salary requirements, impending layoffs, etc.)?|
|11. What major global or local economic or job trends may/do/will have an effect on your career goals and decisions?|
|12. What are your biggest fears regarding your career decisions/career transition?|