Creating a Career Goal Developing a career goal is a great way to take charge of planning your career and a useful tool to manage your career effectively. Many individuals may not know how to develop a career goal; follow the steps below to help you determine where to start. There are a few steps that can be helpful in determining your career goal, which include: conducting a self-assessment, exploring industries and careers, and determining factors that are non-negotiable (e.g., geographic location, salary requirements, and health care benefits). The final step of goal setting is writing the first draft of your goal. Using the document at this link: Career Goal Sheet, review Steps 1 and 2, then complete Steps 3 and 4. Submit the completed Career Goal Sheet as your journal entry for Week 4.