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23991197 Career Roadmap Final

23991197 Career Roadmap Final

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Published by: DePaul CareerCtr on Nov 22, 2010
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I T D O E S N T H A V E T O B E C O N F U S I N G . . .
Know Yourself
Before choosing a major or career, youmust first know yourself. It is importantto learn about who you are, what youlike, and what is important to you whenthinking about majors and careers.
What are your interests?
What are your skills and abilities?
What values are important to you inchoosing a major and career?
How does your personality relateto choosing a major and career options?
Gain Knowledge andExperience
Once you make decisions about thedirection you would like to take withyour major or career path, you can beginto gain knowledge and experience.
How do you gain work experience?
Is graduate or professional schoolrequired for your area(s) of interest?
How do you finalize your resumeand create effective cover letters?
How do you develop and createyour portfolio?
How do you develop networking,interviewing, and negotiation skills?
How do you build and utilize your network?
How do you create an action planand begin the job search process?
Put ItAll Together – The Job Search Process
Once you have gained experience and learned the necessary tools to findopportunities, you can begin the job search process.
How do you effectively market your skills and experiences to employers?
How can you identify professional opportunities?
How do you continually develop and maximize your network?As you progress in your career, it’s important to remember to set goals and assessyour interests, skills, and values on an ongoing basis. Seek out opportunities for career growth and enrichment. The Career Roadmap can be used to evaluate your situation, decide whether to change career paths, and learn how to approach a new jobsearch.
Explore and ChooseOptions
Once you know yourself better, you can begin to move forward in the decision-making process. Connect what youlearned about yourself to options that areright for you.
What are all available majors/concentrations?
What are the academic requirementsfor your major(s)/concentration(s)?
What types of jobs are associatedwith particular majors/concentrations?
How do you connect skills andeducation with career options?
How do you make decisions and setgoals about major/career choices?
Find out more athttp://careercenter.depaul.edu

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