Goal setting is an important part of my career and personal development planning. It is easy to say that in 5 years I will be working in my ideal job, making a very good income and living in a dream home surrounded by a perfect environment. However, achieving these goals isn't so easy. In this class assignment, I have taken the opportunity to outline my personal goals and to determine the actions that I will take to achieve them. By setting my goals, I am creating a picture of my "ideal future."
In order to identify my goals, I had applied the concept of SWOT Analysis that I had learned from EMGT 821 Strategic Management. The SWOT Analysis assisted me in identifying my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Aside from that, I used SWOT to identify where I currently am, what do I want, and how am I going to get there. The following is a summary of a personal SWOT Analysis:
Strengths: What am I good at? What kinds of work or tasks that I do well and enjoy?
In my professional work, I am good in analyzing and interpreting technical data. Often I apply my analytical and logical problem-solving skills when troubleshooting work-related issues. I enjoy taking up new challenges at work and learning new areas of technology from my co-workers. In my non-professional life, my strengths are competing in table tennis and teaching Chinese language to local students. I enjoy playing thought provoking games such as chess, catching up with friends and relaxing by listening to the music.
Weaknesses: What kinds of work or tasks am I poor at or just not interested in?