3 tips for navigating your career
by: Jon Schlesinger
Navigating your career can be difficult. The process has no clear-cut directions to follow, nor is there a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
You have the opportunity to create experiences custom-tailored to you.
Start with these three tips:
1 Consider what you know about yourself.
Everyone has strengths, weaknesses, areas of interest and a variety of skills. You can explore more of these by using the services we offer, like CHOMP. This program is designed to help you sort through UF majors and help you understand your values, interests, personality and skills.
2 Reflect on what you can still learn.
Industries are constantly changing, so take the time to learn about emerging careers and the skills required by getting involved. You have many opportunities to develop new skills at UF. Take advantage of services like the Center for Student Activities and Involvement in the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
3 Remember you can’t predict the future.
Your career path is a combination of random events and your reaction to those events. As predicting the future is impossible, remain flexible with your career plans and make room for unexpected opportunities.
If you need to speak to us about your career, we’re here to help. We can help you explore your career options, prepare your job search materials, apply for jobs and prepare for interviews. Request an appointment in Gator CareerLink. Log in at www.crc.ufl.edu and click on “Request a Career Planning Appointment.”