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    • The Next Step Darton College Career Development Center Dacia Stone Career Center Coordinator 229-317-6866
    • Occupational Growth Outlook
    • Ten Steps to a Successful Career Change
      • Evaluate your current job satisfaction. (What did you like and dislike about your current job?)
      • Assess your interests, values, and skills using career resources.
      • Brainstorm ideas for career alternatives. (Use GCIS)
      • Conduct research once you’ve narrowed your areas of interest.
      • NETWORK
    • 10 Steps Continued
      • Shadow professionals in the field. NETWORK
      • Identify volunteer and freelance activities related to your interests.
      • Invest in educational opportunities that may bridge the gap into your new career.
      • Look for ways to develop new skills where you’re at. (Offer to take on new experiences that may be valuable in another field)
      • Consider alternative roles within your current industry which may enable you to use the knowledge you already have.
    • Job Searching in Today’s Market
      • NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK
        • This is the #1 way people get hired in any field
      • Use online search engines
      • Use Career Fair and Job Expo’s
      • Post resumes online
        • Career Builder
        • Monstertrack
        • USAJOBS.com
      • Visit large companies websites
      • Newspaper
      • Chamber of Commerce
        • http://www.albanyga.com/
    • Leaving Albany Top 10 Hottest Growing Careers
      • 1. Software Engineer
      • 2. College Professor
      • 3. Financial Adviser
      • 4. Human Resources Manager
      • 5. Physician Assistant
      • 6. Market Research Analyst
      • 7. Computer IT Analyst
      • 8. Real Estate Appraiser
      • 9. Pharmacist
      • 10. Psychologist
    • Staying in Albany
      • Top Ten Employers in Albany
      • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
      • Cooper Tire
      • Proctor and Gamble
      • Wal-Mart and Associates
      • Darton College
      • Albany State University
      • Miller Breweries
      • Swift Transportation
      • Calltech Communications
      • Cagle Foods Jv LLC
    • Setting Goals
      • It’s important for you to write down your new career goals.
      • Be specific as to what you would like to see happen.
      • Break your goals down into small parts that you can take step by step.
      • Keep in mind, if you have direction you will get to where you want to be.
    • Use Your Resources
      • Career Inventories
      • Career Counseling
      • Job Search Assistance
      • Job Board
      • Resume Builder
      • Computer Guidance
      • Educational Advising
    • Career Inventories
      • Strong Interest Inventory
        • This inventory is offered to help map out people’s individual interests and relate them to specific careers.
          • It has been the most widely used interest inventory for the last 80 years
          • It looks at interests, leisure activities, and values to help assess career interests
      • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
        • This assessment helps assess one’s personality preferences. This information can be used for personal career development as well as to compare personality types to specific careers. As one can imagine certain personality traits are more prevalent in different occupations.
          • Most widely used inventory in the world
          • Used for Leadership and Development
          • Helpful for self awareness
    • Computer Guidance
      • Career Research Tools
        • Georgia Career Information System GCIS - http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu/ provides information on colleges, careers, salary and job outlook. A scholarship and financial search function is also available.
      • Career Service Networks- Networks that provide you with job and resume databases
        • GeorgiaHire http://www.georgiahire.com
        • MonsterTrak http://www.monstertrak.com
        • Career Voyage http://careervoyages.gov
      • Optimal Resume Builder - This tool gives you access and support to build a resume. It is available for Darton College Students and Alumni. It is managed by the Career Center Coordinator in Bldg. C-228 if you have any questions.
        • http://darton.optimalresume.com/
    • Points to Remember
      • If planned out this could go smoothly
      • Research your options
      • Stay positive
      • Focus on your strengths
      • Be aware of what your willing to do
      • Always think POP
        • Persistence Pays
        • Organization Helps
        • Patience is needed
    • The End
      • Darton College Career Development Center
      • Dacia Stone
      • Career Center Coordinator
      • 229-317-6866
      • [email_address]