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Stages of Career Planning: Chapter Summary
Now that you've decided on a career, let us help you get the job you want. Our guidance counselors explain career planning steps you can take while still in school, show you what to expect after graduation and provide you with suggestions for advancing in your field of choice. Lessons discuss the following:
Begin this chapter by taking a minute to consider how school choice and the advantages that come with local or national name recognition, alumni connections and distinguished programs can help you get your foot in the door after graduation. Of course, your skills, tenacity and overall preparedness will ultimately qualify you for employment. We can also show you how to take advantage of resume services and internship opportunities available through your school's career services department and provide you with suggestions for taking classes to develop the skill set you'll need.
Few college graduates land their dream job after graduation. Realizing this can help you set long-term career goals and prepare you to plan for the next step should you find yourself in an unfulfilling position. Our guidance counselors show you how to work through these early stages of your career and provide you with tips for choosing a mentor who can help you find the position that's right for you.
Advancing Your Career
Let us introduce you to the different types of advancement, including internal promotions as well as external promotions with another employer, and show you at what point you can expect to successfully advance your career. We also provide you with suggestions for being proactive in your conversations with supervisors, human resources professionals and other coworkers in order to work your way up to the job you want.
1. How Much Does Your School Choice Affect Your Career?
Does which school you attend affect your career choices? In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that school choice does and does not affect your career and cover the factors that are more important than school in a job hunt.
2. Career Planning Timeline for College Students
How early is too early to start planning your career? And what should you do to prepare for seeking a job? In this lesson, we'll look at a typical career planning timeline, as well as the different stages of career planning.
3. Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career
Everyone wants to move forward in their careers, but how can you do that? In this lesson, we'll look at the two major types of career advancement, internal and external, and how to make the best of both.
4. How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations
How do you get a promotion or move to a better job? Watch this lesson for tips and tricks to advance in your career, including how to set goals and be proactive when it comes to career success.
5. How to Find and Relate to a Career Mentor
A mentor can help a person advance in their career and give them advice when they are in difficult situations. Watch this lesson to learn how to find a mentor and how to nurture that relationship over time.
6. How to Set Realistic Career Goals After Graduation
Everyone has a dream job, but most people won't get it right out of college. This lesson and quiz will look at how to set realistic career goals that will help you advance towards your dream job.
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