How to set career goals and plan out your professional future
Take the initiative. Don’t wait to be asked
Your goals should be actionable, measurable and achievable
Setting goals is essential to advancing your career and feeling fulfilled by your job. Whether your employer requires you to set goals as part of your performance-review process or it is something you do voluntarily once a year with a pen and paper in your living room, it can help you to plan out your professional future. It can also help you to stretch yourself and might make negotiating a raise easier, career-development experts say.