Tips to Watch your Career Grow
If you find yourself eager to get into your profession or daydreaming about your next job, show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day! Don’t worry about Valentine’s day plans, instead plant some love towards professional development. Here are 6 easy ways to cultivate job success!
Get online and really explore your career interests. Research job growth, salaries and education data on The Riley Guide. Explore careers and job banks by state and research different industries at:
Find Your Strengths
Take time to pinpoint your strengths and areas of interest. Be prepared to identify your strengths at your next interview, quarterly review, or meeting with your boss. Find free assessments and questionnaires at:
Explore Job Profiles
A great way to understand the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities of a certain field or career is right from the source. Learn about careers directly from professionals in the field by visiting The Career Project.
Revamp your Resume
Update your resume and ask a professor or edgab to give you free feedback.
Join a Professional Group
The easiest way to join a professional group is on LinkedIn. It’s free, easy, and can give you in-depth information about job opportunities, how to boost your skills, and much more! Begin by doing a keyword search for groups at LinkedIn. We recommend that you:
- Join a few groups at first in order to find the one that meets your needs
- Remain a member of group(s) that contain interesting discussions & encourage you to contribute
- Opt out of groups that have too many spam posts or those that bore you. Make it worth your while!
Explore Different Companies
Determine about 5 companies you may want to work for in the future. Check to see if they offer internships or opportunities for recent college grads. Believe it or not, many of them do! Need more help getting started? Review the top companies to work for in 2013! Watch The Today Show video about 13 companies recent college grads will want to work for and check out Glassdoor’s best places to work in 2013.
Companies making Forbes’ list for the first time include:
- In-N-Out Burger