Job Goals for Every Age

Careerbuilder.com

Each decade of life brings a set new of challenges as working professionals move into different phases of both their careers and personal lives. Entering a new decade of life can be a perfect time to take stock of one's situation, reevaluate priorities and set career goals for the years ahead.

Setting goals makes people "feel more in control of their destiny, which in turn makes for positive feelings and a sense of purpose," says Laura Berman Fortgang, a pioneer in the life coaching field and the author of several best-selling books, including "Take Yourself to the Top." Nevertheless, Fortgang cautions that people should remain flexible in their goals: "Being tethered to one specific outcome can jeopardize one's ability to recognize other opportunities when they become available."