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  • Junior Career Module

    1. 1. What will your career be?<br />How do you Find It?<br />
    2. 2. Did I choose the right major?!<br />Your goal should be choosing a career for the right reason<br />Something you are passionate about<br />Something you can see yourself doing for a long time<br />All of us are good <br />at things we’re not madly in love with and<br />all of us have talents we never used.<br />
    3. 3. Working for the next 50 years<br />Most likely you won’t stay in one career for the whole 50 years.<br />Studies show that people change careers (not jobs) about 5 or 6 times over their life<br />Your tastes, interests, and life situations could change<br />
    4. 4. Finding your PASSION<br />One important element to personal happiness is being passionate about your career/job<br />Finding a career that you have passion for is about obtaining fulfillment<br />It’s about how the job makes you feel inside<br />Work should spark excitement and energy<br />If you work in your passion, money will follow.<br />
    5. 5. My Major is great, but isn’t a direct path to a career<br />Interest inventories can help you determine what area to go into if your major is flexible<br />Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<br />Keirsey Temperament Sorter<br />The Big Five Personality Test<br />Campbell Interest & Skill Survey<br />“The good life is when you get up in the morning and can’t wait to start all over again.”<br />
    6. 6. Let’s do a survey!<br />
    7. 7. Where do I start?<br />
    8. 8. FIRSTClean up your Image!<br />Google?<br />Voicemail?<br />Email?<br />Facebook?<br />Blogs?<br />Photo Websites (i.e. Flickr & Photobucket)<br />Change settings to private<br />Untag pictures<br />Different people have different gauges of what is or isn’t appropriate<br />
    9. 9. FIRSTClean up your Image!<br />Don’t just remove the bad, add some good<br />Create a Linkedin profile<br />(look at the profiles who rank well for tips)<br />Join the SIUE Athletics Alumni Group on Linkedin<br />Follow @SIUEAthelticsSAS on Twitter<br />Use your own blog to showcase your skills<br />88% of employers will Google your name<br />
    10. 10. SECONDWho will support you?<br />Start thinking about who you would use as references <br />favorite teachers<br />coaches<br />supervisors<br />Foster your relationship with that person(s)<br />Never burn bridges –it can hurt your career progression or job search<br />
    11. 11. THIRDConduct Career Research<br />Informational interviews<br />Prepare just as you would for an actual job interview<br />Job Shadowing<br />Firsthand experience in work environment<br />Internships<br />Actual work experience in a particular industry<br />Career Fairs<br />
    12. 12. Let’s do a survey!<br />A second one . . . <br />
    13. 13. FOURTHGain Experience<br />Leadership opportunities<br />Meetings with mentor<br />Volunteering<br />Internship in the summer<br />Jobs during the school year<br />Working with a professor on research<br />Independent Study<br />Study Abroad<br />
    14. 14. FIFTHJoin up!<br />Sign up for professional associations and organizations –FREE ADVICE!<br />Much cheaper while you are still a student<br />Opportunities to network<br />Leadership opportunities<br />Browse listings of internships and positions<br />Publications<br />Conferences/Conventions<br />SIUE Student Groups<br />SAAC<br />Kimmel Leadership Center<br />
    15. 15. SIXTHGo Shopping!<br />Is your closet prepared for an unexpected interview?<br />Shop for business attire so you can “dress for success.”<br />
    16. 16. Still Not Sure which Career?<br />These careers have shown the largest numerical growth recently<br />Nursing <br />Accountants<br />College Teachers<br />Elementary Teachers (not special ed)<br />Management Analyst<br />Computer Software Engineers<br />BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and Division of Occupational Outlook<br />
    17. 17. Still Not Sure which Career?<br />These careers have shown the fastest growth recently<br />Biomedical Engineering<br />Network Systems/Data Communications<br />Financial Examiners<br />Physician Assistants<br />Athletic Trainers<br />Physical Therapists<br />Dental Hygienists<br />Computer Software Engineers<br />Veterinarians<br />BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and Division of Occupational Outlook<br />
    18. 18. Careers on the Rise<br />These careers are predicted to have the most growth in the coming years<br />Computer Engineers<br />Physical Assistants<br />Paralegals and Legal Assistants<br />Database Administrators<br />Medical Assistants<br />Computer Support Specialists<br />Desktop Publishing Specialists<br />BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and Division of Occupational Outlook<br />
    19. 19. Don’t forget . . .<br />Occupational Outlook Handbook<br />Complied by US Bureau of Labor Statistics<br />Published yearly<br />http://www.bls.gov/oco/<br />
    20. 20. The JOB SEARCH PROCESS<br />Job Search/<br />Action Plan<br />Resumes, interviews, researching options<br />Focusing<br />Which organizations are a good fit?<br />What do I need to be competitive?<br />Who can connect me to these options?<br />Exploration<br />What’s out there?<br />Options, jobs, careers and industries that fit my skills and interests?<br />Self Assessment<br />Who am I? Interests, Skills, Values, Work Styles<br />
    21. 21. It’s not what you know, <br />it’s who you know!<br />
    22. 22. Be an active Job Seeker<br />Job boards have less than 5% effectiveness<br />Networking has over 50% effectiveness<br />Select companies where you would want to work<br />Follow that company on LinkedIn or Twitter<br />Like the Company on Facebook<br />Join the conversation – comment on blogs<br />
    23. 23. Or you could wear this everywhere you go . . .<br />
    24. 24. Or get one <br />of these made . . .<br />
    25. 25. Pocket Resume<br />iPhone/iPad App<br />http://pocketresume.net/<br />Android App<br />https://market.android.com/details?id=com.pocketresume<br />