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Which career development goals have you set for yourself this year?
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Example #1
"This year I have set the goal to read one new book per month, all related to leadership, goal setting, maximizing efficiency and other business-related topics. I am just a few months in and can already see how this infusion of knowledge is boosting my work performance."
Example #2
"The professional goal that I set for myself recently was to find a mentor to assist me in my career. Being newer to my professional career, I felt it was important to consult and meet with someone more seasoned than I. This move to have a mentor can only benefit me and, down the road, I hope to return the favor to someone else who needs a mentor."
Example #3
"This year I have put requests in to attend a few seminars and workshops on effective leadership and coaching. I want to be able to help my team reach their goals while also feeling fulfilled and happy in their careers. Happy employees always perform better. I look forward to taking what I have learned so far, and applying the concepts to this management role with your company."
Example #4
"The career development goal that I have set for myself this year is to learn Python. I believe this programming language will be more widely used in the next few years and I want to know everything that I can about how to help my clients with better code."
Example #5
"Setting career goals is fundamental. This year I set the goal to be promoted to Assistant Manager. I achieved this goal just two months into the year! Now, I have set my sights on a retail management position. This career goal is what drove my application to your company."
Example #6
"This year I have set the goal to be promoted to a territory sales manager. Currently I perform many of the tasks; however, I do not have the territory management title. I have been applying to companies that I believe will allow me to grow in my career."
Example #7
"I have set the goal this year, as I do every year, to ensure that each student passes my classes and leaves with a complete understanding of the work. I want to set all of my students up for ultimate success. In return, I become a better educator. Win, win!"
Example #8
"This year I have put requests to attend a few seminars and workshops on effective leadership and one on macroeconomics. I want to be able to help my team and clients reach their goals while also feeling fulfilled and happy. I look forward to taking what I have learned so far, and applying the concepts to this BA lead role with your company."
Example #9
"I agree that self-development is crucial for continual growth and achievement. I am committed to investing in myself and some of the ways I do this is by attending personal development workshops, and meeting with my mentor once per month."
Example #10
"I agree that self-development is crucial for continued growth and achievement. I am committed to investing in myself, and some of the ways I do this is by attending personal development workshops, and meeting with my mentor once per month."
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