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What is a professional goal?

Business Coaching-What is a proffesional goal
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Both young people who have just entered the labor market and people with many years of experience who are reevaluating their priorities struggle with the problem of determining their direction of development. On the other hand, for some people it is a very easy task - from their teenage years, they showed interest in one specific field and are 100% sure that they want to choose a related career path.

Fulfilling your dreams about a career, achieving a specific position, and gaining particular experience can be called professional goals. Employers usually look more favorably at people who have strictly defined their ambitions. If we know what we are striving for and have set a clear direction for ourselves, it is much easier for us to find the internal motivation for self-development. It also favors better organization of work, increases the satisfaction derived from it, and facilitates achieving success.

Defining the professional goal in the CV

The professional goal is the employee's ambitions and plans for his career path. At the same time, such a headline can be given to one of the sections in the CV. In this case, it is a description of several sentences, in which we will mention the current experience in the positions taken, acquired qualifications and competencies, and the willingness to further develop them. At the same time, it is worth remembering that this is not a place to overly brag about your achievements. A few lines in which we will briefly and concisely outline our figure is enough.

Determining the professional goal in the CV

It is recommended that this section be placed at the top of your CV, next to or just below the photo. As a result, the recruiter viewing the applications will quickly learn the most important things that you want to convey about yourself. Conversely, if this section does not stand out from the rest, it is more likely to be missed. Your professional goal should of course relate to the industry in which the company operates. If it is what the employer expects, your chances of being hired will increase significantly.

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