Both long- and short-term goals can help you in your career. Short-term goals help you think about what you can do right away. Short-term goals can help you manage your time. Short-term goals might seem small, but completing them can lead to big accomplishments in your life and career. These are some steps to take when making short-term goals:
Identify the short- term goals.
Rank the goals in order of importance.
Select the most important goal(s) to focus on.
Devise effective plans to achieve your goals.
List all of the steps in the order in which they should be taken.
Estimate how much time each step will take.
Plan the steps in your daily/ weekly schedule.
A long-term goal is something you want to do in the future. Long-term goals are important for a successful career.
A long-term goal is something you want to accomplish in the future. Long-term goals require time and planning. They are not something you can do this week or even this year. Long-term goals are usually at least several years away. The following are steps that can be taken towards long-term goals:
Describe as specifically as possible an important longer- term goal that you want to achieve in your life. Your goal can be academic, professional, or personal.
Explain the reasons that led you to select the goal that you did and why you believe that your goal makes sense. Identify both the major and minor steps you will have to take to achieve your goal. List your steps in the order in which they need to be taken and indicate how much time you think each step will take. Make your responses as specific and precise as possible.
Identify some of the sacrifices that you may have to make in the present in order
References: http://www.iseek.org/mymncareers/english-learner/short-term-goal.html http://euo.coursesmart.com/9991111565183/?CSTenantKey=euo&spid= EBook: Thinking Critically, Tenth Edition, 2010, John Chaffee PhD