Sunday, April 22, 2007

Career Planning with Simplicity

There are thousands of books and magazine articles on how to do plan out your career goals. But sometimes simple is best. So I wanted to find examples of easy to understand guides on how to get the career that you want.

Starting close to home you always have the option to speak to a career counselor in the Job and Career Center L-103. They might be able to give you a perspective or options that you hadn't considered before in your search.

Quint Careers has a short term career planning list of exercises. The list includes
  • Analyze your current lifestyle - is the job a compatible fit with the way you live your life?
  • Analyze your passions.
  • Analyze your dreams of success.
  • What does your dream job look like?
Once you've done your list the there is a list of tasks that you can perform to get the job your want.

If you are an older student about to transition into a new career there are other issues you will have to deal with. One of them is Ageism. I can speak from experience, it does exist but there are ways of dealing with it and even prospering.

Business Week Online has an article on things you can do to counteract an instant "no" when your age becomes an factor in employment.

Finally if you still want information but in bite sized chunks then you might want to visit the About.com Career Planning page. Each section is broken down by link. You can read as much or as little as you want.

A reminder that the Interview and Job Search Clinic for Library Technology Students is on Saturday, May 12, 2007 between 12:00 noon and 3:00 PM. To make sure that you can chub on the grub, intellectually speaking, to RSVP to Jennifer Cooper jscooper@pasadena.edu

1 comment:

Nikolay said...

This information is also relted to choosing or developing your career:
Career Map

Build your Career
Career Success while studying