Establishing A Career Plan

When you visit and sign up to any online Cal jobs board be sure to set up an email alert of new jobs fitting the criteria you specify, in fact in MPUG you should choose the Job Alerts tab, then fill out the form. The Alert Name allows you to specify a title for a specific type of search alert, such as all jobs in a given locale or that include a keyword in the job description. Once you’re done setting up the alert details, click “Create Job Alert.” Each alert will be included in a list that appears at the top of the page.

If you think you have what it takes to run your own business and be your own boss, then consider becoming a life coach. You might need another job to supplement your income at first. Check out “So You’re Thinking About Becoming a life Coach?” for some more insight.

Most grants are for those who are in extreme need or are in some other minority group, they’re not merit-based. Grants may cover all or part of tuition but, for those students not able to work while in school, they won’t cover the cost of living. This is where those easy scholarships can bridge the gap.

Maybe you want a job that requires management experience. Why not take up a job in retail or restaurants and work hard to perhaps one day get promoted to become a manager? There are all sorts of angles to approach it.

Also, for the summer, try to get to get an internship where you see if the industry you are thinking of majoring is your right career choice. Start job hunting by February because the good internships go fast. Sometimes they require good grades and essays also for you to be even considered for the internship. Go to your college career center for internship information, information about taking a career placement test and free workshops on interview tips.

While this one doesn’t have much to do with your degree, it can be a lucrative career choice. Many insurance companies only require a bachelor’s degree in any area to become an insurance adjuster. These jobs usually have a high salary and great benefits. Check out the websites of insurance companies you’d like to work for to search for openings.

“Many graduates. Reported they would have done something differently in college if they had to do it over. Been more careful when selecting a major. When asked what they would have chosen instead, 40% of the sample said they would have chosen a professional major, like education, nursing, or social work” (Stone, Van Horn, Zubin 24).

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