Career Starter

Starting Your Career? 
Yes, there is a lot to think about....
So let's get started!

Thinking about how to get started on your career journey can be a daunting task. There are many challenges that will come your way and lots of decisions to make. The good news is YOU don't have to do it alone. There are many who have gone before you and found their success, so it will be wise to capitalize on their knowledge and experiences. Besides using CAREER BLUPRINT as a source of information for career tips and strategies, you should consider finding a mentor, or 2, or 3 if needed. Realize that MENTORS will share and support you in your career aspirations, but your choices are still yours to make. If you have come to a point where the stakes are getting high, you may want to make an investment in a CAREER COACH, a certified professional focused on helping you solve your career challenges, coaching you to be your best self.

Here are tips to jump start you on your way:
  • Find a job description for the role you want to obtain.

  • Review your skills and determine which ones you may have to pursue. Don't overlook strengthening your existing skills. 

  • Assess options for how to gain the skills and experience needed to make yourself attractive. 

  • Use non-profit organizations or your own side projects as a vehicle to gain the required skills and experience.

  • Regularly update your resume and social profiles to illustrate what you are working on.
 A career plan is one of the most important tools you will use to guide your career decisions. Let's start by reviewing questions that will inform your plan. Click here to download the questionnaire.