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Goal Worksheet

Instructions:
  1. Write the occupational title of your immediate job goal. It is critical that you approach your job search with a clear job goal. This goal must represent the kind of jobs you plan to pursue right now. If you have more than one distinct job goal, complete this exercise for each goal.

  2. Review the values that you identified as important to your job goal on the "Values Checklist." Consider which conditions you require in a new opportunity and which are desired.

  3. Transfer the required values for your job goal from the "Values Checklist." Required values are those conditions that must be available for you to consider an opportunity.

  4. Transfer the desired values for your goal from the "Values Checklist." Desired values are those conditions you would like to see in an opportunity, but even if they are not available, you would still consider the opportunity.

  5. To the best of your ability, evaluate whether your expectations are reasonable and attainable. To accomplish a thorough evaluation, you may want to consider conducting labor market research.
1. Job Goal: _______________________________________________________________

2. Required Values:

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3. Desired Values:

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4. Reality Check: Are these expectations reasonable and attainable? Yes _____ No _____

If you answered "no" or are unsure, then reevaluate your values.

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