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Career Development Center: A Four Year Plan
Creating Your Career Plan
As you begin to formulate your desired career path, it is advisable that you do some strategic planning to help you stay focused so that you will be able to manage an efficient and successful job search.
You can begin your career strategic planning by asking yourself these three basic questions:
1. What type of work do I want to do?
2. What kind of organization do I want to work for? What kind of location should it be?
3. How large or small do I want the organization to be?
Career Planning Books
Boost Your Nursing Leadership Career by
Publication Date: 2017-03-22
This practical guide introduces nurses to what it takes to succeed at leadership and how to build an impactful, rewarding career. The most effective nurse leaders know that authenticity and truthfulness pave the way to success.
Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice by
Call Number: HV9950 .S545 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-21
This book explores the criminal justice career landscape by providing a glimpse into the different criminal justice careers and provides advice as to how to prepare to enter those career fields. This book includes personal profiles that exemplify real work in the criminal justice profession; these have been written by current employees, some retired and some by exemplary leaders in the field.
Don't Get a Job... Make a Job by
Publication Date: 2016-03-15
Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your resumé to, no interviews to be had--what would you do? How would you forge your own path after graduation? The current economic climate has seen many graduates chasing a finite number of positions. The most ingenious and driven designers have found weird and wonderful ways of making opportunities for themselves, often by applying their skills across the creative disciplines of art, design, architecture, and interiors. Knowing what you want from your design career and being able to adapt your strategy to suit is basic and vital--just like in the wild, designers need to evolve. The book celebrates the various strategies that students and graduates are taking to gain exposure, while also including interviews and inspirational advice from those who are now enjoying success as a result of their creative approach to employment.
Find Your Fit by
Publication Date: 2016-10-20
Master the new world of work. You want--no, you need--a new job. But not just any job. The job. So you polish your resume till it shines. You apply for countless openings, tailoring your message to each. You search for the hidden job market, although it remains very well hidden. And the response? Well, it's underwhelming. To top things off, maze-like online application systems appear designed to keep you and the perfect job apart. What's going on? How people successfully land jobs has changed. You need help from a pro, someone who navigates career data, the labor market, and hot jobs with ease. You want a coach who will tell you what to pursue and what to avoid, and an expert who has mastered job-hunting and career change to offer wisdom gained from experience. What you need is a career coach. Better yet, several. Expert career coaches contributing to this volume include Lakeisha Mathews, Dan Schwartz, Sheila Margolis, Alisa Cohn, Michelle Riklan, Marie Zimenoff, Laura Labovich, Lynne Williams, Thea Kelley, Jean Juchnowicz, Alan DeBack, Marilyn Feldstein, Vivian Blade, David Hosmer, Barbara Seifert, and Nicole Miller. Find Your Fit guides you through answering foundational questions like: What do I want to do with my career? Where should I do it? And how do I get there? As you develop a strong sense of self-awareness, you'll be able to identify the work environment best for you, shape your online identity, and network more effectively by focusing on people instead of openings. You'll learn about coveted employee referrals, and how to get one at your target company. With the help of experienced career coaches, you'll be able to handle any kind of interview. And, you'll become familiar with the pre-employment testing and assessments increasingly common today. What are you waiting for? Your personal coaching session awaits.
The Anthropology Graduate's Guide by
Call Number: GN41.8 .E45 2016
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Mom will ask, "What can you do with a degree in anthropology?" If you want the answer, then you need this book. Applied anthropologists Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins present a set of practical steps that will assist you through the transition from your career as a student into a career in a wide range of professions that an anthropology degree can be used. The stories, scenarios, and activities presented in this book are intended to assist you in learning how to plan for the next five years, write your letter of introduction, construct your resume, and best present the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in class to prospective employers. Ellick and Watkins' step-by-step approach helps you create a portfolio that you will use time and time again as you build your career.