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CHAPTER 15 Career Development
Transcript of CHAPTER 15 Career Development
Self Assessment is the process of knowing yourself
Examine your skills, knowledge,interests,values, abilities,character and needs by exploring past and present experiences.
Explore Career Options
Take Action! Gain Necessary Skills
Manage Your Career
Career Planning is an ongoing process
Take Advantage of your Freshman Year
Always utilize campus resources
Seek opportunity: APPLY YOURSELF!
Educational and Career Benchmarks
"Career Services".Web. 5 Oct. 2014. <https://career.fiu.edu/>.
"Exploring, Developing, and Managing Your Career." The First Year: Making the Most of College. Charlie Andrews and Larry Lunsford. 8th ed. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, 2014. 169-178. Print.
"MyMajor." Web. 5 Oct. 2014. <http://mymajor.fiu.edu/>.
"The Elevator Speech - Optimal Resume." Optimalresume.com. Optimal Resume. Web. 25 Oct. 2014.
Test your interests
Discover Your Major
Career Service Office
Consider Study Abroad
Attend Career Fairs
Continue Developing Relationships
Job Search Strategy
Final Semester Grades
Career Service Office
Secure an Internship
The following is a Guide that may help you to break down College Career Development into less complicated steps.
CSO on-campus recruiting
Tailor resume and have it critiqued
Identify three references
Hone interview skills
Analyze job offers
You need certain skills
Prepare yourself to be able to compete
The world is getting smaller and smaller and a lot more competitive.
Competition with countless qualified individuals from around the world.(Bachelor’s degree has become really common)
Methods for obtaining skills
Taking extra classes to explore your interests
Joining clubs/or organizations(related to your major interest)
What are internships?
Internships: are carefully monitored work or service experience in which students have intentional learning goals.
Links academic programs and the world of work
explore career options
gain experience in different work environments
Crucial for future employment (employers usually look at the internship pool first before hiring)
Consider Internship opportunities
It’s imperative that you gain real world experience and this experience can often be gained through internships
Add to your resume
Utilize career services office to access resources that may assist you with securing the internship of your choice.
Modesto A. Maidique
It's never too early to start looking at future employers and opportunities
Know Employers missions and goals
learn about future possible organizations and what they are all about
Know their requirements and work towards accomplishing them
Good Resumes and cover letters secure an interview but your interviewing skills will land a job
Research sample questions and answer them to practice
"Mock Interviews" in career services and attend workshops
Dress for Success
First impression is crucial
Be aware of your appearance
Think about your apparel,fragrances,jewelry, and hairstyle
Ask yourself " What does this image say about me"
Potential employers seek a professional image
Be careful with what you post online
Employers look at your social media profile
Google yourself and make sure nothing bad appears
use social media to your advantage
network online, check events to propel your career
Utilize the internet
Creating a Resume and Cover letter
overview of your skills,experience, and education
Secure an interview
Cover letters and a resume samples could be found online at www.career.fiu.edu
What motivates me?
What's my passion?
Who am I?
What would I do with my life if money was not a concern?
What are my values?
What are my personality traits?
What are my skills?
What is my purpose?
What are my goals?
Career Services offices offer personality and interests assessments.
Offices at: GC 230 at MMC Campus, Wolfe University Center 255 at BBC Campus
NO ONE knows you better than YOURSELF
Extensive Research about Career options
Resources at FIU:
Career Service Offices
The Undergraduate Catalog
The U.S. Bureau of Labor
Observing a professional conducting his or her day-to-day activities
After you have a career chose the major that best fits
"It's not what you know, But who you know"
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." -Confucius