Dawn Rasmussen, CMP, is a Certified Advanced Resume Writer and the president of Portland, Ore.-based Pathfinder Writing and Career Services. Clients from across the United States and Canada and from all career levels have benefited from Dawn's highly-focused and results-oriented resume, cover letter and job search coaching services. Many professional groups as well as colleges and universities have appreciated the insights and expertise she shares during presentations on career management topics, and she is a frequently requested national speaker as a result. Dawn also has also shared her knowledge as the official "Get the Job" columnist for MPI's magazines and writes as a jobs expert for the "Career Oxygen" feature on .
For planning and focus in reaching Career Success, our basic definition for a goal can be used in three distinct ways: “Long-term Career Goals”, “Short-term Goals”, and “Building Block Goals”. Short-term Goals generate shorter results or accomplishments leading toward your Long-term Goals. In addition, for helping in accomplishing more involved short-term goals, I encourage the use of what I refer to as “Building Block Goals” which are short and concise defined tasks necessary to achieve a short-term goal. Which of these various goals do you think are important and why?
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