How to Set & Achieve your Professional Goals

How to Set & Achieve your Professional Goals

At 619 Recruiting, we believe in realistic goal setting. And we’re big fans of SMART goals.

What exactly are SMART goals? We turned to the global financial experts at Corporate Finance Institute for a cogent definition:

SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Therefore, a SMART goal incorporates all of these criteria to help focus your efforts and increase the chances of achieving your goal.  

SMART goals are:

  • Specific: Well defined, clear, and unambiguous
  • Measurable: With specific criteria that measure your progress toward the accomplishment of the goal
  • Achievable: Attainable and not impossible to achieve
  • Realistic: Within reach, realistic, and relevant to your life purpose
  • Timely: With a clearly defined timeline, including a starting date and a target date. The purpose is to create urgency.


Let’s look at a simple example of goal-setting for potential and current job seekers.


I’m going to start assertively looking for a new job on 05.29.22


I’m going to start by contacting a recruiter who knows the information technology industry intimately.


I will have everything I need to get started ready by 05.27.22. This includes Personal Brand, Resume, Self-Evaluation, Social Portals and your Personal Network.


I’m going to fully commit to this job search for at least three months


I want to have my first interview by 06.22.22


This is a simple but realistic example of SMART goal setting.

If getting a new job or a new role altogether is one of your professional goals, start your search with 619 Recruiting.

Regardless of where you are on your career journey, we can help. Our expert recruiting teams know the national hiring markets intimately. At 619 recruiting, we understand both sides of the hiring equation. Our unique insights into the hiring markets add enormous value to our employer and candidate clients alike.


Are you a candidate looking for your next outstanding job opportunity?

At 619 Recruiting, we help clients just like you find their dream job every day! We might just have a great employer looking for a great candidate like you right now.

Our team will help you find employment opportunities that align with your skills, experience, short-term employment goals, and long-term career objectives. Call us today at (866) TEAM 619, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.