Career Exploration is the process of researching, evaluating, and learning about current work opportunities and how you can pursue the career of your choice. There are many paths you can take to achieve the career goal you have in mind. You can concur with your career aspirations by preparing yourself in these areas: Research, Evaluation, Preparation, and Implementation.
RESEARCH: We begin the process with Research. Researching allows you to learn about the various avenues in the industry. You learn about the possibilities and search for what interests you.
EVALUATION: Next step is accessing your interests, values, skills, and workplace preferences. Understanding your interests, values, skills, and workplace preferences will assist with understanding the job market and how it suits your needs.
PREPARATION: In this step, you will focus on preparing your professional brand virtually and in person. This consists of a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, professional business etiquette knowledge, and job market-related competencies.
IMPLEMENTATION: This step focuses on networking, implementation of techniques, and enhancing your professional skills in real-world experiences. You are equipped with the tools to successfully network, apply, and connect with industry professionals for opportunities for career growth.
What Can I Do With My Major? Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.
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