OMG EssaySnark about lost it the other day… We were motoring along minding our own business just reading someone’s second attempt at putting together their career goals for us to review… and utter brilliance struck us.
(Yes that would be utter EssaySnark brilliance, in case you were unclear on the concept. We’re allowed to say such things, it’s our blahg.)
This BSer had committed Career Goals Sin #1 on the first draft of essays: They were too ambitious.
We told them to go back to the drawing board and revise.
They came back with their next iteration which suffered from Career Goals Sin #2: They weren’t ambitious enough.
One too hot. The other too cold.
So we said to this person — wait for it — we said:
“You need to find your inner Career Goaldilocks.”
OMG we love this so much.
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Moral of the story?
Your first try in hammering out those goals is probably not gonna work — and probably your second one won’t, either.
But the third? Then your goals could be just right.
(You get it, right? We don’t have to explain this, do we? Inner child… inner Goaldilocks… get it?? Or, to take all the joy out of it, read this.)
You too can find your inner Career Goaldilocks! Check out the Career Goals App Accelerator for guidance on how to construct your goals, and get feedback from EssaySnark on what you come up with.
Here's what others have said about this:
Haha, I like how you said “Wait for it”. For a second I was waiting for the “some” from Barney Stinson. But I think I have been through that phase. Whenever I have been in that dilemma I ran those goals through my most critical friends and then people who think that your a rock-star regardless what you do. Most critical people will raise all the doubt possible to your most ambitious goals and you rock-star personality fans/friends will praise even the most basic goals you have. This always helped to stay rationally ambitious.