Each person has a different career journey. And, while it’s not required to follow a specific path to securing your first real job and each subsequent job, creating a plan elevates your chances of success.
The following are areas to consider incorporating into your career plan.
Identifying your career interests.
Creating lists of your hard and soft skills.
Assessing your strengths and characteristics.
Identifying each of your past and current jobs, volunteer activities, and membership organizations.
Utilizing appealing key action verbs to describe the tasks and achievements associated with your experiences.
Providing specific and relatable experience descriptions of your experiences.
Crafting your resume, featuring your strengths, skills, experiences, and education.
Presenting your resume for review and accepting constructive feedback.
Creating a LinkedIn account to showcase the information on your resume and elaborating on your interests and experiences.
Understanding the messages shared through posture, body language, and facial expressions.
Conducting an assessment of your online presence, particularly messages shared through emails and social media.
Verbalizing your interests, skills, experiences, and goals through a brief (30-45 second) pitch.
Practice your elevator pitch in front of others or sharing through video; and, accepting constructive feedback.
Meeting industry executives, community leaders, and professionals and sharing your career interests, experiences, and goals.
Articulating your skills, experiences, and interests in interviews.
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