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Developing career resilience
Developing career resilience

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2 Setting your goals

Throughout this course, you’ve been exploring what career resilience is and how you can build and enhance it. In Week 5, you looked briefly at setting goals when you considered the GROW model. This week, you’ll consider some goals and break them down into actions.

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The key to effective goal setting is not to set yourself too many at once. If you have too many things to achieve, you can end up feeling overwhelmed and demotivated.

Another important element of goal setting is to make sure your goals are SMART. Watch this short MindTools video to find out more:

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Video 2 How to set SMART goals
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Although there are some slightly different ways to define each letter in the word SMART, the MindTools team chooses one of the most widely recognised, which is:

  • S = Specific
  • M = Measurable
  • A = Achievable
  • R = Relevant
  • T = Time-bound

Keep those categories in mind during the next section.