Asking for feedback is hard. For one thing, you may not want to hear what someone else has to say about you and your work. For another, you might think you are doing a great job — so why even bother?
Whether the feedback is positive or negative, you shouldn’t wait until your annual evaluation to find out.
Setting career goals is a smart move. This healthy career management practice will advance your professional success and put you on the path to greater fulfillment. Goal setting is motivational too; it incentivizes us to courageously stretch ourselves, accomplish something new, and build a roadmap for where we want to take our careers.
If you feel frustrated by your job search (e.g., it’s taking too long, you are getting super close but no offers, there are few bites on your resume), you might need to get some mojo back.