November is National Career Development Month. During the month everyone is encouraged to take a moment to reflect upon their career development. A good starting point is taking time to review the basic steps in the career development process. The following is an overview of the steps:
Step 1: Understanding Self
During this step individuals focus on identifying their interests, personality, skills, and values.
Step 2: Exploring Careers
During this step individuals focus on learning more about careers.
Step 3: Making Decisions
During this step individuals evaluate their options to develop a personalized plan.
Step 4: Finding Employment (and Gaining Practical Experience)
During this step individuals focus on getting a job, obtaining an internship, or exploring options for gaining practical experience.
Learn more about each step by visiting NOVA’s Career Services website <hyperlink to http://www.nvcc.edu/current-students/career-services/index.html>.
Further your personal development by participating in a career focused webinar. Learn more about webinars being offered and register at http://eli.nvcc.edu/webinars.htm . Follow ELI staff on Twitter to receive a daily inspirational quote. Join us on Facebook to participate in a weekly activity. Visit the ELI Virtual Student Union to learn more about career development and related resources. Read the ELIife daily blog for tips, stories, and to stay connected.