It’s National Career Development Month
Today, November 30, 2011, is the last day of National Career Development Awareness Month.
In an effort to encourage young people and adults to take charge of their professional careers, the month was chock full of activities, including a poetry and poster contest, My Career Dreams, sponsored by the National Career Development Association.
Why celebrate career development awareness only in November? I exhort you – job seekers and those who are content with their careers – to use this month as a kick off for becoming, and staying, empowered about your choices for your career. Following are 10 things you can do to boost your career:
Talk to your mentor about your career pursuits and advice
Review job announcements for positions in which you are interested
Visit your college Career Services office (students and alumni, alike)
Begin developing your career plan
Apply for an internship or volunteer
Shadow an employee at work
Take a continuing education class
Get a certificate in an area of interest
Update your resume
Overhaul your social media sites to make sure they are professional
For more resources and tips to strengthen your career, visit our Career Connect website. Did these tips help you? Do you have a tip for us? Let ASK THE STRATEGIST KNOW by commenting below.
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