Week 5: Career Plan Part I In Week 8, you will create a long-term career plan. For this assignment, you will engage in shorter term planning, using the SMART goal framework. Many emplo

Week 5: Career Plan Part I

In Week 8, you will create a long-term career plan. For this assignment, you will engage in shorter term planning, using the SMART goal framework.

Many employers follow an annual evaluation cycle, and often times employees are asked to participate in the creation of their own goals. Toward that end, this assignment will ask you to create a SMART goal based on something you’d like to achieve in your career in one year. Some of you may be familiar with SMART goals already, but if you aren’t, here is what the acronym stands for.

– Specific: This means it is not excessively broad.

– Measurable: There is a way to know if you achieved it.

– Achievable: It is realistically possible to do it.

– Relevant: It is meaningful to you.

– Timely: It must be done in a set period of time.

Some possibilities for your SMART goal might include the following.

Mastering a new skill, such as a programming languageObtaining a certificationPresenting at a conferenceEarning a promotion

There are many other possibilities. If you’re not sure your choice is appropriate, check with your instructor.

You will write this assignment in the style of a workplace email message to your instructor, including the To:, From:, and Subject: headings. The message will address all five components of SMART, devoting at least two sentences to each letter of the acronym. The total length of the assignment should be at least 300 words and should consist of at least two paragraphs.

Your assignment will be graded based on the following rubric.

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Rubric

Week 5: Career Plan Part I Grading Rubric

Week
5: Career Plan Part I Grading Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a
Learning Outcome
Assignment
Requirements

The Career Plan is
at least 300 words long, is formatted as a memo, and consists of two to three
single-spaced paragraphs.

20 to
>0.0 pts

Full Marks

0 pts

No Marks

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a
Learning Outcome
Developed Responses

Each of the
questions posed in the assignment is clearly and cogently responded to. At
the same time, the message does not read as simply a series of answers to
questions.

45 to
>0.0 pts

Full Marks

0 pts

No Marks

45 pts

This criterion is linked to a
Learning Outcome
Grammar and
Mechanics

The response
demonstrates attention to detail one would expect in a professional context.
There are no careless errors.

10 to
>0.0 pts

Full Marks

0 pts

No Marks

10 pts

Total
Points: 75