A critical part of career planning is assessing who you are. Taking time for self-discovery allows you the opportunity to clarify your potential career paths and guides you through different life transitions. When you are self-aware, you can then see yourself through the lens of hiring managers. Whether they are at Google, Amazon, Facebook, Blizzard, Cylance, Acorns, or SendGrid, all hiring managers want to know:
- What experience do you bring to the table?
- What strengths can you contribute to my team?
- What is your potential here?
- Do I want to work with you every day?
The following assessments will help you understand your unique interests, values, strengths, gaps, motivations, and work preferences:
As technology continues to evolve, so will your career. As such, it is important to start thinking about and exploring career opportunities beyond your summer internship and post-graduation employment. Whether your first position is a software engineer, developer, UX designer, etc., you will grow professionally and personally, and there will be a “next position.” What does that look like?
- What does your short-term (6 – 12 months) career plan look like?
- What does your long-term (3 – 5 years) career plan look like?
- What is your career track and outlook?
Here are some tools that will help you explore career tracks, opportunities, salary, and career outlook:
Need help getting started or have questions about these resources? Stop by the Career Development Team’s office to learn more!