4 Tips on Setting Goals for a Successful New Year

As 2014 comes to an end, it is time to start planning how you’ll make 2015 your most successful year yet.

Setting your annual goals is an important part to achieving success in your career.  Goals serve as a guide to help you stay on course and prevent you from becoming distracted.  If you want to achieve long-term success, the best way to do so is by deciding your long-term career goals and then setting personal, weekly benchmarks that keep you on the right path.

4 important tips to help you set reasonable goals to increase your chances for success in 2015.

Be Specific.

Because your short-term goals are a method to map out the requirements and milestones for meeting long-term goals, they need to be well defined and specific.    For example, saying “I want to find a good job” may mean becoming a senior level employee to one person, while it may mean a job with a better work-life balance for another.  You need to be able to easily put the goal into words when explaining it to someone else.

Set Only Measurable Goals.

In order to know if you’ve successfully met a goal, you need to be able to measure the outcome.  You’ll also want to set a time frame in which you need to achieve the goal.  In the case of setting weekly goals, the time frame should be sometime within the next seven days.  For example you might say, “I want to have applied to four new jobs by Wednesday at 3pm.”

Be Realistic.

The personal goals you set should be achievable within the parameters of your abilities and skills.  You can’t become the lead practitioner overnight.  You need to make sure you have the proper resources to get the training and experience you have to move up within the organization.

Set Proactive Goals.

Be sure there is an action tied to each goal you set.  If you’re not proactively taking the steps towards achieving your goals, you’re only setting yourself up for failure.  Create a to-do-list for each day of the week and formulate a plan of action for getting things done.

If you continue to set weekly goals throughout the year and continually evaluate your direction, you’ll be on the fast track to career success. One goal will lead into the next, and before you know it you’ll have achieved your long-term goals.

If your goal for 2015 is to start an exciting new career in the medical industry, let the experienced team at BOS Medical help.

The need for talented, dedicated healthcare professionals is growing, and that puts you in the driver’s seat.  Nurses, therapists, medical administrators and more. We have a variety of nursing jobs and employment opportunities in Athens, GA, Gainesville, GA, and beyond. Contact a recruiter today to find out more.

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