During Career Week we shared 5 Steps to Kick Start Your Career Search. In case you missed any, and for future reference, here they are:
Step #1: Assess your strengths and weaknesses Make a list of the things you excel at (and enjoy) and those that are challenging. Ask your classmates, teachers and friends for their input. “A person can perform only from strength,” wrote Peter Drucker. “One cannot build performance on weaknesses.” Yet improving one’s strengths is less straightforward than fixing one’s weaknesses.
Step #2: Learn about your options Learn about careers that require skills that you are good at. Read about different options in the fields you're interested in online with sites like Dice.com.
Step #3: Update your Resume or CV Use resource guides to help you maximize your resume and highlight your strengths. Ask your school about resources they may have and check out these tips.
Step #4: Make informational interview appointments Ask your classmates, friends and others to introduce you to people who hold jobs you are interested in. Here are some tips for success.
Step #5: Write thank you notes Always follow up with those who give you help and guidance in your career path with a thank you note to show you appreciate their time and willingness to share expertise. Check out these tips.
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