June Chinn-Jointer, Ph.D
The LeMoyne-Owen College Department of Career Services: GOAL SETTING FORM
Purpose: To help students understand the importance of setting goals as a part of their personal and professional development. It will help them prioritize their time, discover their strengths and weaknesses, and evaluate their personality type. Download (optional)
Name your top 3 career choices, geographic locations where you would like to live, strongest skills, and areas of development.
Areas of Development:
Fill in briefly below your goals for the next two years.
In column 1, number the goals that are most important to you. (1 is the most important and 10 is the least) In the other columns, state in sentence form what your goals are for each one.
Estimate the total time you think you spend per week on each activity listed below. Then add the hours together. If your number is over 168 (the number of hours in a week), rethink your original estimates and recalculate the total so that it equals or is less than 168.
Minus Total :
Unscheduled Time :
Click on your best answer for each section. (Remember, you might fall into more than one category)
I am agreeable, honest, and quiet.
Sample Careers: Air Traffic Controller, Painter, Plumber, Police Officer, Machinist, Nursery Worker, Jeweler, Fire Fighter, or Dressmaker.
I am logical, careful, and investigative.
Sample Careers: Airplane Pilot, Biologist, Chemist, Computer Operator, Dentist, Engineer, Physician, Data Programmer, X-Ray Technician, or Research Analyst.
I have ability in music, drama, and dance.
I am demonstrative, impressionable, and spontaneous.
I am imaginative, visionary, and non-conforming.
Sample Careers: Actor/Actress, Advertising Executive, Architect, Apparel Designer, Interpreter, Journalist/Reporter, Photographer, Writer, or Public Relations.
I am generous, hospitable, and unreserved.
I enjoy talking more than listening when in a group of people.
I can operate my own business.
I am a go-getter, commanding, and enthusiastic.
Sample Careers: Attorney, Banker, Business Manager, Contractor, Radio/TV Announcer, Real Estate Agent, Salesperson, or Warehouse Manager.
I would rather be given directions than to figure them out myself.
I can usually keep my cool in stressful situations.
I am responsible, organized, and productive.
Sample Careers: Business Teacher, File Clerk, Key Punch Operator, Receptionist, or Secretary.
Choose the best answer that applies to you.