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All of us experience moments where we find ourselves contemplating our life decisions. Sometimes it’s a big event, like a break-up or a health crisis, that pushes us to take a closer look at our life. Other times, it might be a small rumbling in the universe that feels suspiciously like discontent that leads us to wonder if we should be doing something differently.
Whatever leads you to the brink of change, taking the steps to refresh or reset your life can be daunting.
When setting Career Development goals, it’s important to clearly define your goals as well as the steps necessary to achieve each and every one. By taking the time to set effective career development goals, you can measure progress and track yourself getting closer and closer to the career you have envisioned for yourself. This will not only keep you motivated, it will also help you feel more confident along the way.
The following are some tips for setting effective goals:
Whether you’re looking for career advice or need insight on some other big change in your life, mentors are there to help you navigate the journey.
Below are definitions of nine different types of mentors. Make it your goal to have these different types of people as part of your mentoring team to help you succeed. In addition, strive to fill one or more of these roles in someone else’s life. The rewards are tremendous!
What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you still searching for the answer? Are you where you want to be in your professional life or does it feel like something is missing?
Classroom training and studies are often the easy part of finding and obtaining a job in your chosen profession today. To stand out in the job market, a comprehensive education, coupled with hands-on experience and training can play an essential role in getting the ideal job upon completion of your program. The opportunity to take formal training and put it to practice in an internship, externship, apprenticeship, or even through volunteering can have a huge impact on career and employment opportunities.
By: Jennifer M. Morrison
Unemployment is a stressful time for most people so it can seem to be an odd time to think about helping others when you’re in a bad position yourself. Volunteering has some incredible and often overlooked benefits for job seekers. This week is National Volunteer Week. Not only will you help a worthy cause by donating your time and effort it will also help you with your professional aspirations.
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