CareerSMARTZ - Redesigning how you work to increase your career success and personal happiness!
CareerSMARTZ - Redesigning how you work to increase yourcareer success and personal happiness!

Milestone 2: Select a Career Goal and Mission Objective

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2.1 Define Your Ideal Career Criteria

Here you will define who you are as an individual.  You will define such things as your interests, skills, values, employer and lifestyle preferences.

 

This is a critical step in your career development.  Without such knowledge, you have no criteria for decision-making and planning and may flounder for years trying to find the right career.

 

Download and print the Checklist and Form below to complete this activity.  Follow the directions in the Checklist.

Checklist 2.1 Version: 10-26-18
Checklist 2.1.pdf
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Form 2.1 Version: 10-10-18
Form 2.1.pdf
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Appendix 2.1 A Version: 10-10-18
Appendix 2.1A.pdf
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Appendix 2.1 B Version: 10-10-18
Appendix 2.1B.pdf
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2.2 Identify Career Options

This activity will teach you the art of occupational cross-walking - the ability to find career options (job titles) that match your career criteria - occupations that would be an ideal place to begin your life's career or when making a mid-life career change.

 

Download and print the Checklist and Form below to complete this activity.  Follow the directions in the Checklist.

Checklist 2.2 Version: 10-26-18
Checklist 2.2.pdf
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Form 2.2 Version: 10-10-18
Form 2.2.pdf
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2.3 Select Your Top 3 Career Options

Here you will review and rate each occupation you selected in 2.2 above (such factors as duties, qualifications, salary, outlook, etc.) to identify the top 3 most appealing occupations.

 

Download and print the Checklist and Form below to complete this activity.  Follow the directions in the Checklist.

Checklist 2.3 Version: 10-26-18
Checklist 2.3.pdf
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Form 2.3 Version: 10-10-18
Form 2.3.pdf
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A key ingredient for success... Find a need and fill it!

2.4 Discover Occupational Needs (aka Employment Opportunities)

This activity will guide you in researching your career options to discover the true nature of each occupation and the problems and needs inherent in each occupation. You will discover what it will take to become successful in each occupation.

 

Start becoming a problem-solver - it's one of the most important keys to your career success!

 

Download and print the Checklist and Form below to complete this activity.  Follow the directions in the Checklist.

Checklist 2.4 Version: 10-26-18
Checklist 2.4.pdf
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Form 2.4 Version: 10-10-18
Form 2.4.pdf
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2.5 Select a Career Goal

This activity will guide you in comparing each of your top 3 career options to your career criteria to select the occupation that will best give you what you want from your future career - your new career goal!

 

Download and print the Checklist and Form below to complete this activity.  Follow the directions in the Checklist.

Checklist 2.5 Version: 10-26-18
Checklist 2.5.pdf
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Form 2.5 Version: 10-15-18
Form 2.5.pdf
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2.6 Define a Career Mission Objective

Complete this activity to determine which problems and needs (associated with your chosen career goal) you want to solve as your career mission objective - in other words, your career purpose or mission.

 

Download and print the Checklist and Form below to complete this activity.  Follow the directions in the Checklist.

Checklist 2.6 Version: 10-26-18
Checklist 2.6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [284.2 KB]
Form 2.6 Version: 10-15-18
Form 2.6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [136.0 KB]
Download our Q&A for a complete overview of our program! Version: 10-21-18
QandA.pdf
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