This article is part three in a three part series that provides readers with an overview of the career development process designed to help you identify your path and continue on your journey.
Last week exploring careers and making decisions was discussed. This week the focus is on finding employment and gaining practical experience.
Step Four: Finding Employment (also Gaining Practical Experience)
Are you trying to find any job or a job that is a good fit for you? While you are in college have you considered obtaining an internship to gain practical experience in a field of interest? Developing job search skills including identifying job leads, creating a strong resume, preparing for interviews, and networking will help you find and obtain a job or internship.
One resource to try now – NOVA’s College Central Network
This tool includes a database of current, full-time, part-time, and contractual jobs as well as internships posted by employers interested in hiring NOVA students. This resource also includes career articles written by industry professionals, career videos, and career advice podcasts to help you develop and strengthen your job search skills.
NOVA’s Career Counselors are available to assist you with each step of the career development process.
Article by Christy Jensen-NOVA Academic/Career Counselor.
November is National Career Development Month. Check NOVA’s Career Services website for information about programs being offered virtually and across the College in support of NCDM.