Goal Action Ideas for Career Goals

Posted by Jess Thore on

Did you know, on average, people spend 1/3 of their lives at work? Hearing that statistic for the first time in high school surprised me, but since graduating from college and entering the workforce, I’ve since come to realize it’s not all that unrealistic!

Whether you’re looking to change careers entirely, get back into the workforce, or better yourself in your current job, we know it’s important to maximize your time and your impact in the workplace, wherever it may be or whatever it might look like. We’re sharing some goal action ideas for your PowerSheets Tending List to help get your wheels spinning!

While some of these are broad, we hope they serve as inspiration for you and your particular career field. Let us know if you add any of these to your Tending Lists this month!

Monthly Goals

  • Choose graduate programs
  • Apply to graduate school
  • Find a mentor
  • Grow professional network
  • Read a career book
  • Update your resume
  • Update LinkedIn profile
  • Schedule a vacation
  • Take an online course
  • Research jobs and companies
  • Practice interview skills
  • Apply to five jobs
  • Request feedback from your supervisor

Weekly Goals

  • Apply for a new job
  • Prepare for meetings
  • Watch a TED talk
  • Encourage someone in your field doing a great job
  • Speak up in team meetings

Daily Goals

  • Inbox zero
  • Choose your top three priorities for the following day
  • Track time
  • Clean your workspace
  • Show gratitude
  • Review calendar for tomorrow

These are just a few suggestions for items to add to your PowerSheets Tending List each month to make progress on your career goals for the year!

We’d love to hear from you: how do you spend your days, and what else would you add to this list? 

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