Keep Advancing Your Career

Successful people keep learning. At every step, think about how to expand your skills. You’ll impress employers. You’ll also feel more confident.

Expand your skills while in school.

Getting good grades is not enough to impress most employers. Get involved in activities to expand your skills now. When you graduate, you'll be better prepared to look for jobs.

  • Look into school and professional groups.
  • Connect your assignments to your career.
  • Get experience. Participate in career activities. Your school’s career center may have ideas for you to get experience. Ask about where you can be an intern or volunteer.
  • Update your career plan with these tasks.

Stay current in your field.

All workers should look at their skills and improve them.

  • Explore the job market to learn about trends that affect your field. You can check out your local library for these trends.
  • Learn from others working in your field through networking. Learn about networking in Find a Job.
  • Use online social networks. You can learn about trends and meet people in your field.
  • Update your career plan with these tasks.

 You are now ready to move on to Step 5: Find a Job.

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