Create Your Yearly Success Plan

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With a little bit of planning you can improve both your professional and personal results compared to last year.

Here are some quick, helpful tips to get you started.

Mark Swartz - CareerActivist.com
Monster.ca's National Career Coach

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Create Your Yearly Success Plan

  1. 1. Create Your <br />Success Plan <br />For 2011<br />Mark Swartz, Monster.ca Career Coach<br />
  2. 2. 1. REVIEW 2010 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTIVITIES <br />What did you do well? <br />Which of your achievements are you especially proud of?<br />In what ways did you exceed your own expectations?<br />How did you achieve your goals? <br />What were the methods you used to help you?<br />Were there certain tools, skills, knowledge, courses used?<br />Where was there room for improvement?<br />Figure out why and how you didn’t meet expectations<br /> Think about how to apply your learnings from above <br />2<br />
  3. 3. 2. INCLUDE YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS<br />Align your professional goals with your workplace<br />Find out the key objectives of your boss and employer<br />Make sure your own activities help fulfil these objectives<br />Include your “after work” objectives as well<br />Look after your personal and social needs too<br />Set goals regarding your health, family, social life <br />Get financial advice that contributes to your security <br />3<br />
  4. 4. 3. CREATE AN ACTUAL PLAN FOR SUCCESS<br />Set achievable goals and diarize them <br />Break each goal into manageable steps<br />Add these steps to your daily planner (e.g. Outlook, diary)<br />Include target dates and any resources needed<br />Adjust the plan based on changing circumstances<br />At least once a month review your plan and make changes as needed<br />Track your goals and reward yourself regularly in small ways <br />4<br />
  5. 5. Need More Career Advice?<br />Read more about this topic here:<br />Career Renovations@Monster.ca<br />This SlideShare content edited by Mark SwartzMBA, M.Ed., Monster.ca National Career Coach, author of the best-seller “Get Wired, You’re Hired!”<br />For all things career advice, go to:<br />http://career-advice.monster.ca <br />

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