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Set career goals that will make you love your job. How often have you sat down to establish a list of career goals and resolutions only to find out later that they were about as (un)realistic as your New Year's resolutions? You wanted to have a six-figure salary by the fifth year into your career. You wanted a corner office. Maybe you even thought it would be possible to increase sales by 20 percent without taking a good look at the economy during that period.

Personal career goals are important and can help develop your career. However, the trick is to establish goals that help you focus in on the things that truly matter. These things may seem simple, but far too often they are overlooked. Here are five examples of career goals that will help you succeed in and out of the office. 

Love your work

Life is too short to live in misery. If you get up every day and dread the thought of going to work, you need to do something about it. Is it your field that you dislike or your company or even just one manager? Once you can pinpoint the problem, you can start looking for a solution.

If you like your job, but don't love it, try to figure out what's missing. It's probably not time for a complete career change — you just need to stop and assess what you like and don't like about your current job. Is there something missing? A small shift in focus may be all it takes to make you passionate about the work you do again.

You may not believe it, but there are people out there who truly love their jobs. If you're not sure if you've found your calling, take a career assessment test and see where you really fit. There's no reason you can't find your dream job Click on the following link for more signs it's time to find a new job.

Get a resume that reflects your career goals and achievements.  

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