As a kid, we have all have had our dream of becoming famous or a very important person at one point or another. Now for majority of the ones who dream of attaining stardom do not exactly become apart of that lavish life. The funny part is that everyone can be very important though, and as we grow we begin to notice our skills and attributes we begin to assign goals and checkpoints to achieving more interest and knowledge in that specific profession. Once you get a job into that field, you begin to create more career aspirations, which helps you keep organization in your goals and improves your skills with the experience you recieve from each goal you meet. These career do not only inspire you, but the ones around you and helps raise the level of focus within the company.
Suha Mardelli Haroun speaks in her blog titled “How to Manage Your Employees’ Career Aspirations” about aspiration management and what it is. She lists three steps that will help when managing an employees’ career asperation. the first step is getting the team members to set individual SMART goals. She uses information from the survey sight Bayt.com Career Aspirations in the MENA Survey which speaks on how professionals set goals that can be set for the next 5 years. The next step is to help direct the team’s efforts to achieve these goals, which can mean overcoming obsticles like poor management or lack of training. The third is to convert these career aspirations into real and definite future plans. What i take from this is that career aspirations are not just done by one person but by a team who are all committed to doing more for themselves and their company.
I Found a website by Boris Smirnov which is a web design and graphics site where there is advice and pointers on where someone can be in a matter of years. Thewebsite harps on researching and learning the latest trends and web technologies along with creativity and improving skills for the first year. for the third and fifth year the website speaks about basically getting more fine tuned with the goals from the first year. Though this is a computer web design and graphics site, These pointers goes for any job or company, because getting to know your profession better is the best start to a goal you can have, and you can only know more.
Lisa Quast, a Forbes blog writer speakes as well on how to define career aspirations and goals. She harps on not relying on luck and looking back at original childhood career hopes and dreams and important things in life. She explains that it is okay if you cannot decide on a specific areer aspiration and that it is not easy to get one going. But once it is written down and sorted out it gets easier and more attainable.
These blogs and sites all give great examples on what it may take to be able to attain achievable Career Aspirations and how you can set goals and meet them. Yes, it may be a struggle to start, but it will eventually get easier.
Suha Mardelli Haroun.”How To Manage Your Employees’ Career Aspirations.” 16 Jan. 2014.
Lisa Quast. “Don’t Rely on Luck At Work: Define Your Career Aspirations And Goals.” 08 Apr. 2013.