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Once you have completed the self assessment portion of your career development process, you can begin to explore what types of jobs and career paths would fit with your interests and abilities. To do this, you can RESEARCH what types of positions are out there and evaluate them for FIT.
Information is your best resource and the most reliable information will come from primary resources. Use your networks to contact individuals in various fields of interest and conduct informational interviews with them to determine your fit in similar positions.
- Exploring Career Options Online: Convenient options in your place and time
- Vault Career and Industry Guides: Vault Online Career Library contains comprehensive information by industry and company. This includes more than 60 career and industry guidebooks, 43 updated premium employer profiles and much more
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: This is the place to begin in researching particular occupational fields. It is the Bureau of Labor Statistics official handbook
- CareerLeader: This is an outstanding web-based self-assessment tool targeted specifically to those seeking careers in business. It provides best career matches as well as information about the different functional areas of business
- Functional Area Business Resources
- Job Descriptions: Read job and internship postings to get a better understanding of the job responsibilities as well as the requirements
- Workshops: Attend career related workshops offered by the CRC and UB Career Services
- Informational Interviewing: A valuable tool at several stages of your career development process. Conduct informational interviewing through the CRC Telementor program or through UB Career Services Meet-a-Mentor program
- Internships: Completing one or more can help you identify areas of interest
- School of Management Clubs: Join a club or campus organization to begin building skills and learn about industries
- CRC Salary and Employment Statistics: Helps you to determine your "market-value"
- Career Resource Library Materials: Use the Student Resource Room in the CRC (308 Alfiero) to access books, DVD's, career guides and employer information including the book, What Color Is Your Parachute?
Next Step: Develop Your Tools