- Plan your career
- Discover who I am
- Learn about your personality, interests, values, skills, and abilities; start to define your career goals; and begin to shortlist your options
- Explore my options
- Learn how to conduct occupational research, options for studying and working, and trends in the world of work
- Choose my direction
- Learn how to evaluate your options, make a decision, and take action
- Achieve my goals
- Learn how to define and reach your goals through goal setting exercises, work and volunteer opportunities, extracurricular involvement, networking, and professional development activities.
- Join the workforce
- Learn how to write a resume, develop your interview skills, network like a pro, and find the hidden (and not-so-hidden) job market
- Continue to develop
- Learn about re-careering, relocating, leaving a job, losing a job, and professional development
- Home page
- Go to the Plan My Career home page
Continue to develop
Managing and maintaining your career ensures that you stay current and remain competitive. This means having access to reliable and up-to-date information on employment trends, labour practices, work-life balance issues, economic forecasts, world events, and professional development opportunities.
There are countless opportunities for professional development. These links can get you started but also be sure to talk with your supervisor, co-workers, and professional associations in your field.
News and Career Related Articles
So what's going on in the world of work?
- Job Boom Work Life Balance
- Job Quality
- Managing Your Career
- The Conference Board of Canada
- The Job Hunt
- The Wall Street Journal Careers
Continuing Education and Training
Whether it's a home grown afternoon seminar at your local library or a four year graduate degree, continuing to learn an d grow is a critical part of employability.
- U of S MBA Program
- U of S Graduate Studies Programs
- U of S Business and Leadership Programs
- Academic Earth
- City of Saskatoon Leisure Guide
- Continuing Education - Lifelong Learning
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- Canadian Virtual University
- Stephen Covey
Transitioning your career can be an intimidating prospect. Whether you have lost your job, are unable to work because of health issues or are seeking a better fit between your interests and your work, knowing where to start can be challenging. Career transition begins with a review of the steps to career development:
- Discover (or re-discover) yourself: preferences, interests, values, skills and abilities
- Explore the possibilities: Within what interests you, what is reasonable and realistic? What opportunities exist? Do you need more education?
- Choose your path: Which direction is appropriate? How can you decide?
- Achieve your goals: Set new goals and strive to reach them.
- Join (re-enter or transition within) the workforce: Look at job postings, review your job search skills, update your resume, polish your interview skills.
Keeping in mind that career transition may come with its own set of special circumstances, we have compiled a list of online resources to help you with aspects of development that may be unique to career transition.
Finally, as a UofS alumnus you still have access to all the services offered through the Student Employment & Career Centre (SECC). This includes the SECC Job Postings & Opportunities, ResumeTalks, Career Coaching, Mock Interview Service, Resume Builder, and Career Fairs.