Identify your dream job BEFORE you graduate

Here are 6 tools that can help you figure out what your dream job is, before you graduate:

1. Internships – Internships give you exposure to fields that you may be interested in, so that you can learn whether or not you like them. They also can help you develop networking connections in the real world, learn professionalism outside of school, and get work experience for your resume. You can learn something from any work situation that you are in. Even free internships give you these same benefits if you have to.

2. College career centers – College career centers provide free resources and advice. You should take advantage of as much as they have to offer including alumni networking and take their career assessment. This is a free resources so you should use it!

3. Career assessments – Career assessments can help point you in the right direction for you career. They help by giving you some ideas for careers while helping you understand your skill set at the same time. It’s not the end all be all,but a very useful tool.

4. Informational Interviews – Have informational interviews with people in fields that you think you may be interested in.  Informational interviews is a good way to create networking connections and help you get your foot in the door. They’re also a great way to learn more about your industry, while practicing interview skills.

5. Classes – Take classes that interest you to expand your education for your career. You can audit some to see what if you like the experience. The only way you’ll figure it out is if you research different things that might be a fit.

6. Career coach – Career coaches can give you individualized attention for your career direction, in ways that a career center cannot. If you are really struggling with your career path, I highly recommend considering it. If you’d like to learn more about how a career coach can help you, contact us today for a complimentary consultation!

Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Career Coach

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