Today's workplace is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. Job security is a thing of the past, layoffs are common, and people change jobs and careers frequently. Students need to be prepared to adapt to the unexpected twists and turns they may face. CREATING CAREER SUCCESS helps students develop a self-directed, proactive, flexible plan to launch and manage their careers over the years to come, using the latest technological resources and job search strategies. Through a process of self-assessment, career exploration, and self-promotion students discover how to connect their skills, interests and values to a variety of possible careers, build relationships, and present themselves in the best possible light to potential employers. Most importantly, students are encouraged to keep their minds and options open, and to engage themselves fully in the career development process.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1. KNOW YOURSELF.
Where Should I Start? Prepare for the World of Work. What is Career Development? Create a Career Portfolio. Campus and Community Resources.
What have you done? Skills for Career Success. Assess Your Skills. Evidence of Skills.
You Know What You Like. Patterns of Interests: The Holland Codes. Explore Your Preferences: Psychological Type. Applying Type in Everyday Life.
That Motivates Me. Values and Your Career. Building Your Reputation. A Life Worth Living
SECTION 2. EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS.
Connect to the World of Work. Four Steps to Conduct Career Research. Expand Your Options. Education, Majors, and Careers. Real-World Career Exploration.
Real Relationships. Types of Social Network Structures. Expand Your Social Network. Six Steps to Informational Interviewing. Networking for Internships.
What Decisions Are Next? Improve Your Decision-Making Skills. Create Opportunity from Unexpected Events.
Choose a Major, Further Education, or Training. From Decisions to Action
SECTION 3. MARKET YOURSELF.
Job Search Tools & Your Career Development. Build Your Brand. Resumes for The Real World. Just Say It! Action Verbs. Prepare Winning Cover Letters. Additional Job Search Tools.
Conduct A Successful Job Search. A New Beginning: Resources for Career Change and Re-entry. Networking for Job Opportunities. Strategies for Successful Interviewing. Professional Attire & Your Job Search. Evaluating Next Steps and Negotiating
10. Career Management.
Professionalism in the Workplace. Succeeding With Mentors. Financial Planning Basics. The Life You Want Now … and In the Future.