Careers in Action
The third part of your journey involves acting upon what you’ve been learning through previous sections, Online Career Center modules, and the professional documents you’ve already created.
- Organically develop and grow your network through informational interviews and utilizing your social media.
- Search for jobs/internships/grad schools effectively and intentionally.
- Build confidence in your interviewing skills.
Informational Interviews involve talking to people about their careers and what they do in their jobs. Conducting an informational interview is about gathering information about an industry or occupation, not about asking for a job. Consider the following questions:
- What did you learn or confirm about the career you discussed?
- What questions did you ask that provided the best information for you?
- What additional information do you need to better prepare for a career?
Use the Online Career Center to make your job search more effective by being intentional and targeted – quality over quantity. Make your applications get positive responses at a much higher rate.
- Know the factors you will want to consider as you start a job search.
- Develop a system to track your job search progress.
- Identify various methods to locate opportunities, including electronic and in-person.
Identify graduate or professional schools that match your career goals and develop your presentation as a graduate/professional study candidate for further study.
Here are your takeaways:
- Conduct an informational interview
- Conduct a mock interview through an appointment in Handshake or through Interviewstream