My Professional Goals Questionnaire

This aspect of the self-assessment asks a series of questions concerning your ideal job, as well as practical possibilities. It is important that you are clear on the sort of work you are seeking or would consider transitioning into.

The Vocabulary Aides - found on the main page - and The Dictionary of Occupational titles - found in the Job Search Resources link - will be useful in stimulating ideas.

Describe Your Ideal Job and Organization:

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Immediate Objectives (list five specific possible jobs):

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Compensation desired:  $ ___________________________

Compensation range you would actually consider:  $ ____________  to  $  _______________

 

Long-term Career Objectives: Where do you want to be in 5, 10 or 15 years? Imagine yourself at the end of your career looking back. What do you want to see? Be as specific as possible.

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Adverse Factors: What are the possible barriers to attaining any of the long- or short-term objectives you listed? Be completely honest and list anything that might interfere with your career goals.

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Solutions to "Adverse Factors": Though there are often challenges to surmount in achieving your goals, creative ideas in dealing with those challenges could allow you to break through and bring you to precisely where you want to be. What are some potential answers, resource information and contacts that could solve or help you breakthrough and achieve your goals? 

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 Adapted from "Managing Your Search Project" (Lee Hecht Harrison, 2006)

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