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  • RIASEC Test
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  • 1. What will yourcareer be?How do you Find It?
  • 2. “Do you hate your job? Sorryto hear that. There’s a supportgroup for that. It’s calledEVERYBODY, and they meetat the bar!”---George Carlin
  • 3. Did I choose the right major?! Your goal should be choosing a career forthe right reason Something you are passionate about Something you can see yourself doing for along timeAll of us are goodat things we’re not madly in love with andall of us have talents we never used.
  • 4. Working for the next 50 years Most likely you won’t stay in one careerfor the whole 50 years. Studies show that people change careers(not jobs) about 5 or 6 times over their life Your tastes, interests, and life situationscould change
  • 5. Finding your PASSION One important element to personal happinessis being passionate about your career/job Finding a career that you have passion for isabout obtaining fulfillment It’s about how the job makes you feel inside Work should spark excitement and energyIf you work in your passion, money will follow.
  • 6. My Major is great, but isn’t adirect path to a career Interest inventories can help you determinewhat area to go into if your major is flexible Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Keirsey Temperament Sorter The Big Five Personality Test Campbell Interest & Skill Survey“The good life is when you get upin the morning and can’t wait tostart all over again.”
  • 7. Let’s do a survey!
  • 8. Where do I start?
  • 9. FIRSTClean up your Image! Google? Voicemail? Email? Facebook? Blogs? Photo Websites (i.e. Flickr & Photobucket) Change settings to private Untag picturesDifferent people have different gaugesof what is or isn’t appropriate
  • 10. FIRSTClean up your Image! Don’t just remove the bad, add some good Create a LinkedIn profile(look at the profiles who rank well for tips) Join the SIUE Athletics Alumni Group on LinkedIn Follow @SIUEAthelticsSAS on Twitter Use your own blog to showcase your skills88% of employers will Google your name
  • 11. SECONDWho will support you? Start thinking about who you would use asreferences favorite teachers coaches Supervisors mentors Foster your relationship with that person(s)Never burn bridges –it can hurt yourcareer progression or job search
  • 12. THIRDConduct Career Research Informational interviews Prepare just as you would for an actual jobinterview Job Shadowing Firsthand experience in work environment Internships Actual work experience in a particular industry Career Fairs Attend and gather knowledge
  • 13. FOURTHGain Experience Take Initiative Be Proactive As student-athletes your time is limited Example: You are a barista who is majoring in graphicdesign. Design some marketing collateralfor the coffee house and ask your supervisorif they would like to use it
  • 14. Let’s do a survey!A second one . . .
  • 15. FOURTHGain Experience Leadership opportunities Meetings with mentor Volunteering Internship in the summer Jobs during the school year Working with a professor on research Independent Study Study Abroad
  • 16. FIFTHJoin up! Sign up for professional associations andorganizations –FREE ADVICE! Much cheaper while you are still a student Opportunities to network Leadership opportunities Browse listings of internships and positions Publications Conferences/Conventions SIUE Student Groups SAAC Kimmel Leadership Center
  • 17. SIXTHGo Shopping!Is your closet prepared for an unexpectedinterview? Shop for business attire so you can “dressfor success.”
  • 18. Still Not Sure which Career? These careers have shown the largestnumerical growth recently Nursing Retail Home Health Customer Service College Professor Accounting Elementary School teacher (not special ed)BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and Division of Occupational Outlook
  • 19. Careers on the Rise These careers are predicted to have themost growth in the coming years Biomedical Engineer Vet Tech Physical Therapy Assistant Event Planner Occupational Therapy Assistant Marriage and Family Therapist Physical TherapistBLS Occupational Employment Statistics and Division of Occupational Outlook
  • 20. Don’t forget . . . Occupational Outlook Handbook Complied by US Bureau of Labor Statistics Published yearlyhttp://www.bls.gov/oco/
  • 21. Job Search/Action PlanResumes, interviews,researching optionsFocusingWhich organizations are a good fit?What do I need to be competitive?Who can connect me to theseoptions?ExplorationWhat’s out there?Options, jobs, careers and industries that fit myskills and interests?Self AssessmentWho am I? Interests, Skills, Values, Work StylesThe JOBSEARCHPROCESS
  • 22. It’s not what you know,it’s who you know!
  • 23. Be an active Job Seeker Job boards have less than 5% effectiveness Networking has over 50% effectiveness Select companies where you would want towork Follow that company on LinkedIn or Twitter Like the company on Facebook Join the conversation – comment on blogs
  • 24. Or you could wear this everywhere you go . . .
  • 25. Or get oneof these made . . .
  • 26. Pocket Resume iPhone/iPad App http://pocketresume.net/ Android App https://market.android.com/details?id=com.pocketresume