Reflecting on your career goals

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As we approach the half way point of 2019, it is really important that we reflect back on what we have achieved so far this year.

At the start of 2019, we posted a blog post about how to set effective career goals for the year ahead. If you wish to read this blog, click here.  We believe that setting short term and long term goals enables the mind to remain focused whilst also allowing yourself to determine your own potential. In order to make goal setting exercises as effective as possible, we recommend reflecting on your progress on a regular basis. With the month of June being the half way point of the year, this is a key moment for reflection upon your personal goals. Below are our top tips to help you review your goals and set new ones in time for the end of the year.

Review the goals that you set at the start of the year

It is really important that you think about whether your long term career goal that you set at the start of 2019 is still relevant to you. Remember, change isn't a bad thing and if you have had a change of heart on your career choice this is normal.

If you have decided to change the direction that you want to go in, now is a good time to set a new long term goal. A great way to confirm that your long term goal is something that you want to stick to is by reviewing the National Careers Service website to find out more information about the career choice you have chosen.

Consider what you have achieved so far

A great way to review your progression is to look back at your short term goals and see which ones have been achieved so far. In our previous blog post, we recommended that you wrote a step by step list of milestones that you would need to complete to achieve your final career goal. Think of this as a check list and tick off which ones you have already completed.

This is a really rewarding stage as you get to see all of your hard work pay off!

Set new goals

After reflecting on what you have achieved so far this year, it is now time to consider making new goals for the remaining months of 2019. We recommend looking at your long-term career goal and considering what it is going to take to achieve this based on your current situation. From this, you can a list of milestones that you want to accomplish before the end of the year.

Good Luck for the rest of 2019! If you need further support, please visit our Careers Hub