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CareerS

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The career is an individual’s metaphorical “journey” through learning, work and other aspects of life.-wikipedia

A career is an individual’s  progress within an occupation or a series of occupations throughout a lifetime. It includes that individual’s progress through life, growth and development in vocational and avocational areas of life.

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Career Planning

Know Your Strengths

It is important to know yourself and your capacities. Your strengths are things you can leverage on, things you can use to push yourself further.

Develop Relevant Skills & Experience

Develop skills that are applicable to almost every job and type of company. It will enhance your marketability.These can be hard skills, soft skills or hybrid skills.

Explore Careers

Start with gathering some basic information about the occupations of your interests. Do some preliminary research to narrow down your interests by looking at a job description, labor market information, job outlook, median salary and educational and training requirements. After this your research should become more involved. Try to learn what working in the field is really like before you actually work in it. The best way of doing that is by interacting with the people working in the field.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney
American film and TV producer, a pioneer of animated cartoon films, and creator of the characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein
Physicist who developed the general theory of relativity.

Job Search Strategies

  • Identify your interests, skills and values.
  • Be prepared to communicate your skills and accomplishments to potential employers verbally and in writing. 
  • Create a list of target companies that match your interests, skills and values.
  • Research each organization and available career opportunities.
  • Set, track and make short-term goals, urgent deadlines, and small milestones.
  • Join professional associations, alumni clubs, and maintain regular contact with those you meet.
  • Read blogs or articles in key interest areas and comment intelligently. 
  • Utilize social media to connect with other professionals in your area of interest.
  • Contract and conduct informational interviews with various companies.
  • Consider volunteering, part-time work, Co-ops, or internships.
  • Investigate teaching, unpaid, research, and federal positions.
  • Be open to possibilities outside of your particular degree field, and focus on developing valuable skills even if it is not your ‘Dream job.”
  • Broaden your search to a variety og geographical locations, part-time or contract work, and starting salary options.
  • Non-profit, federal government and small–medium sized companies also have a variety of valuable opportunities and room for advancement.
  • Clearly demonstrate relevant skills in a resume and cover letter.
  • Focus on accomplishments rather than duties or responsibilities performed.
  • Tailor requested documents to each job posting or organization.
  • Periodically keep contact with the employer and individuals in your network.
  • Contact employers 1-2 weeks after submitting your resume to see if they received your application materials, ask any question about the position. 
  • Send thank-you notes within a day of working with your contacts.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask your network for leads and advice.
  • Talk to your advisor, professors, and peers about possible opportunities.
  • Expect 6 months or more to obtain a position.
  • Adopt 3-4 ways to conduct your job search and rotate them when you reach a roadblock.
  • Periodically focus your energy on other tasks/hobbies.