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Well-Stated and Clear Career Goals in the Accounting Field

Q1: Write a well-stated and clear career goal that you have for the next 12-18 months in the accounting field. (A well stated goal is specific, measurable, achievable, and has a deadline)

Q2: How will you know if you have achieved this goal or not?

Q3: What are 2 different strategies you could follow to achieve this goal?

Q4: Pick one of the strategies, and list 4 clear action steps you can follow to make this plan happen.

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The answers to these questions are highly subjective, based upon your own particular initiatives, goals and objectives.

1 -- The answer to this question should be based upon exactly where you are now. As a college student (when I was in college), a well-stated career goal would have been similar to:

I will finish college and determine the additional requirements that I need to fulfill in order to qualify for the CPA exam in the state of my residence. After achieving my CPA license within the next 12-18 months, I will then begin ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides sample answers to the four questions regarding accounting career goals. The student can use this solution to define his/her own career goals and the steps needed in order to achieve those goals.

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