- 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
Join the workforce
An effective job search is an important tool in building a successful career. To compete in today’s job market, job seekers need self-knowledge, persistence, ingenuity and hard work. Looking for employment is a full-time job! It is not enough to be highly qualified for a position.
Obtaining a fulfilling and enjoyable job does not necessarily require a high grade point average and/or substantial work experience. Knowing how to search for a job effectively can be as important as the specific qualifications of the position.
Prepare Your Documentation
Preparing to join the workforce involves creating the documents you will need to introduce and sell yourself to potential employers. From a concise cover letter to a crisp application, well thought out and well written job search documents are a critical beginning to an effective job search.
Looking for employment is a full-time job! Knowing where and how to find opportunities is very important. From networking to online job boards, the places you can look for (and find!) great opportunities are virtually limitless.
You've presented a stellar resume and crafted a dynamite cover letter. Now you’ve earned your time to shine—the interview! This is your chance to show the employer that you’re the right person for the job.
Ready For Work
Now that you’ve secured the job, it’s important to brush up your knowledge of your rights and responsibilities in the workplace to help you thrive in your new role.