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Old 10-21-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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I'm working on trying to figure out how I write out what my career goals are. I've been in my current career for just over 10 years and have been in the workforce for more than 20 years. I've been a manager and director but just not sure how I sell myself on my career goals. Any advice?
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: southern california
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unstressed
refreshed
inspired
retired!!
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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doesn't really address the OP. Glad you're retired but I'm far from that stage of my life. I'd appreciate only responses that address the OP. Thanks!
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:00 AM
 
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Well, I don't have any overall career goals. At my annual evaluation, I'm supposed to have yearly goals. This year it's actually a real thing- to be proactive in helping with the software implimentation that my hospital is finally getting to (years late, with a clunky outdated crummy program for a bunch of tech phobes to learn).
I think career goals can both be positions you hope to move to and/or thinks you hope to learn or teach in your current kind of slot.
Best wishes.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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My career goals:

1) Not to mess up and look like a dumbbutt or kill myself and others
2) Make lots of money working the least possible

They seem pretty admirable. So far I'm doing OK on 1, still working on 2.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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#2 I am also going for. I view work as something created by humans, not very natural. A necessary evil to buy a bunch of stupid stuff from the money hoarders, much like government. The subjects I am interested in, classics, literature, philosophy aren't really employable. Our society doesn't put much value into these things. The stuff I am moderately interested in like politics and charity work, pay less even if I were to go get a masters than I make now... so :I just chugging along. Careers would be some kind of explorer in the 1600s, an altruistic pirate perhaps, a knight or samurai, or an early philosopher against the roman catholic church. If an employer were to ask one, me, of my career goals, I would just lie and tell them something cliche that isn't going to cost them their job.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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1. Get into something meaningful that helps not harms people.

2. Actually get a job again and make a salary.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Roselle
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I Really Dont Have a Goal . . . .
But i Would Love Find Find out What iWant To Get into
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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What are you passionate about? What do you enjoy doing when you are bored? What kind of stuff bugs you day to day? When was the last time you found yourself working late without realizing it, and what were you doing at the time? When was the last time you volunteered for something (at work or outside of it), and what did you volunteer for?

Having a job where work is nothing more than a paycheck would make for a pretty miserable life, in my opinion.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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My goal is to learn all I can in my field. That is to say, become an expert. Second to that is to save as much money as possible so I can breath easy during retirement, or start my own business down the road.
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