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Resources to help you and your clients set strategic career goals

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Having clear career goals helps ensure actions taken today lead to fulfilling career development. Here are some resources for creating strategic career plans with purpose and intention.

7 Tools to Plan Your Career the Right Way (Indeed) [Article]

Along with defining what are career planning tools are, this article discusses its importance and goes over how to apply techniques such as SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis and self-assessment.

25 professional goals to advance your career (Asana) [Article]

This article offers examples of how to implement achievable professional goals such as boosting time-management skills. It also shares tips to stay on track with short- and long-term objectives.

Achieve your goals with a career planning template (Monday.com) [Template]

This template aims to structure goals into a clear roadmap. It is based on four steps: setting goals, assessing current skills and knowledge, identifying gaps and planning for action.

Career planning micro-course (Sheridan) [Course]

Users don’t have to be Sheridan students to access this micro-course. It has five modules on career exploration and educational planning process. This is a resource listed on CERIC’s Wayfinder search site for career development and experiential learning.

How to Create a Goal-Oriented Career Development Plan (Coursera) [Article]

This article includes tips to help people assess their current state and goals, and find ways to bridge the two. It also includes a template for creating a Career Development Plan.

How to set career goals (Hays) [Article]

Seven steps are offered to assist in setting clear career direction and actionable objectives. The article invites people to consider different possibilities as well as staying flexible and accountable.

Long Term Career Goals: How To Choose And Achieve Them (Together) [Blog]

Along with providing examples of long-term career goals and tips to achieving them, this blog explores the importance of having goals and the impact of the pandemic. It also offers book suggestions.

The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World – Dorie Clark [Book]

Business consultant Dorie Clark teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. In The Long Game, she shares principles and frameworks that people can apply to achieve their goals, either in their personal lives or career development. The strategies are meant to help people maximize their time and break out of daily routines to transform their situations.

What Color is Your Parachute? – Richard N. Bolles, with Katherine Brooks [Book]

Richard N. Bolles was a member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, career counsellor and clergyman. Katherine Brooks is a certified counsellor and career coach in the US. When What Color is Your Parachute’s first edition published in 1970, it was considered a fresh take on the job hunt because it helped jobseekers understand themselves first. Its latest edition offers comprehensive advice on modern job hunting, including tips for setting goals.

Your Next Move with Kimberly Brown [Podcast]

Geared for people looking to position themselves leaders in their workplace, this podcast explores how to create opportunities and building a career strategy. Older episodes include applicable pointers on intentional goal-setting and the value of coaches in achieving goals.

Katrina Rozal Author
Katrina Rozal is a Communication Specialist. She has 10 years of combined experience in producing content for Canadian news media and the British non-profit sector.
Katrina Rozal Author
Katrina Rozal is a Communication Specialist. She has 10 years of combined experience in producing content for Canadian news media and the British non-profit sector.
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