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Helpful Tips for Making S.M.A.R.T. Career Goals | College H.U.N.K.S.® Hauling Junk & Moving

When was the last time you considered what goals you have for your career? Setting career goals is something that can help anyone stay on track with their growth and development, and if you are considering franchising as a future career path, they can help you get there much more quickly.

While it may seem quite ambitious to make goals for your career, using the S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting method can help you ensure you are chasing dreams that are reasonable. Read on to learn more about how you can use this methodology to set your goals and achieve career dreams!

What Is a S.M.A.R.T. Goal?

A S.M.A.R.T. goal is defined as a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Based. These types of goals provide you with quantifiable benchmarks throughout your progress so you can ensure you are always on the right track.

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals in Your Career

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals Pertaining to Job Changes
If you would like to make a change in your career, setting a S.M.A.R.T. goal is a great way to get you there in a timely fashion. While you might have the general idea of “going into business for myself by investing in a franchise,” further distilling that into a S.M.A.R.T. goal can be helpful. An example of this would be something like: “Purchasing a franchise within the next 12 months that allows me to work in an industry I am passionate about and will further develop my leadership and career skills.”

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals Pertaining to Leadership Growth
Learning to be a good leader is vital in nearly any role, but if you want to grow as a leader, it can be hard to quantify your progress. Instead of choosing a vague goal such as “become a better leader and manager,” consider ways to distill this into action items. Something such as “read 12 leadership books by the end of the year” or “begin mentoring one person in my field with less experience” are smaller steps that can help you make big gains in leadership development.

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