Keep Your Career Goals on Track with These Apps

It’s a New Year. What do you want to achieve in your professional life?

Whether your goal is to:

  • Find your first job;
  • Re-enter the workforce after being laid off;
  • Transition to a line of work that better suits your strengths;
  • Earn a raise or promotion;
  • Land a better opportunity with a new employer…

…achieving that goal requires you to measure your progress and stay on track.

As the saying goes, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Thankfully, technology has yielded some amazing digital tools to help you create a solid plan to achieve your professional objective (and even make the process fun!). Below, our career experts share their favorite apps to keep your goals on track all year long:


Strides is one of the most versatile and easy-to-use goal tracking apps on the market. It has a flexible interface with four types of tracking (target, habit, average, and milestone) that are ideal for managing progress toward lofty career goals and a handy dashboard where you can view your progress at a glance.

If you achieve more when you’re led and reassured by others, may be a good option for you. This habit building and goal tracking app (which is slick and powerful) is free, but for as little as $15/month, you can hire a real coach to provide the human feedback and encouragement you need to keep moving forward.

Way of Life.

Featuring an intuitive interface that’s simple to use, Way of Life offers both free and paid versions. Way of Life is unique in that it helps you build good habits to propel your success while breaking the bad ones that hold you back. Over time, the app collects data to create charts and trend lines to visualize progress toward your career goals.


Designed to keep track of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound) goals, GoalsOnTrack is ideal for managing career objectives. You can view progress toward goals at a glance, track your time, journal your work experiences, and more.


If you prefer to track your desktop or laptop goals, Lifetick might be a good option for you. This web-based app includes robust goal-planning features, which is perfect for mapping out complex plans. The free version offers great short-term functions like organizing to-do lists, as well as tools to achieve long-term career goals.

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