Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 6.3

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 6.3

  1. 1. Doing the Research Section 6.3: Research During Your Professional Career Taking Charge: Chapter 6 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Research <ul><li>Research skills are necessary for the professional world </li></ul><ul><li>Staying connected to your professional field will be the key to your long-term success </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Professional Associations <ul><li>Mission is to improve the quality or condition of their members’ professions or organizations </li></ul><ul><li>May offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel discounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced insurance costs </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow <ul><li>Meet people in your field of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about job or internship openings </li></ul><ul><li>Understand trends in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Polish your communication and presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Prove your future career really matters to you </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Put Forth the Effort <ul><li>Meet with a career counselor at school </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Contact someone who works in your field of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Look in your “own back yard”—on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Web </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Professional Journals <ul><li>Stay on top of changes in your field </li></ul><ul><li>Many employers will pay for subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Provides excellent research materials </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Forums, RSS Feeds and & List Servers <ul><li>Forums: discussions and postings between users </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds: Really Simple Syndication is used to publish updated content </li></ul><ul><li>List Servers: a mailing list of e-mail newsletters </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Making It Work For You <ul><li>Find the ones that best fit you </li></ul><ul><li>Take ownerships of your career by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investing time in continuing education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay up with techniques and technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network with other professionals </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>Have you researched your career lately? Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think it is important to begin researching and networking in your career as early as possible? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Professional Journals Online http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/professional_journals.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Economist.com </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.economist.com/research/ </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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