Tag: career planning

Bring your potential career pathways into focus with the Tracks Exercise

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photo by Ashley Batz, unsplash.com.

One of the most common questions we get at our career advice drop-in sessions is “I don’t know what I want to do”. This is especially true for students in degrees that are less clearly linked to specific jobs, such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Health Sciences, or Bachelor of Sciences.

One of the best ways to bring your potential career pathways into more focus is the Tracks Exercise, from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The exercise is extremely simple: collect real-world job descriptions that appeal to you, analyse them to look for the common themes, and then use them to map out potential career tracks.

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5 early-career milestones worth celebrating

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The first few years of your career can be super tough. From long, demotivating job searches to enduring the entry-level grindstone, it can take a long time and a lot of hard work to fully realise your career goals. In order to stay motivated and keep your eyes on the prize, here are some simple milestones that you can celebrate along the way.

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What can I do with a degree in Planning?

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Qualifications for Urban and Regional Planners are in increasing demand as a range of related professions in real estate, local government and business seek to develop an understanding of planning issues. A shortage of trained planners has been felt at all levels of government, and notably in regional Australia.

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Dream Job #1 Working with the UN

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Are you studying international relations or international development?

Can you imagine working with the United Nations, World Bank or International Development Organization?

What would it take to turn your dream into a reality?

UNjobfinder.org is an online career resource listing vacant jobs and internships from more than 1,000 global organizations, including UN agencies, international financial institutions and the most influential International NGOs.

It also provides expert career advice and information including…

Go on, what are you waiting for?

UNjobfinder.org is a service from INTALMA, a Swedish social enterprise. It is not affiliated with the United Nations but many UN-organisations are active partners and they support them in finding global talents.

How to use Linkedin to explore potential career paths, in 5 easy GIFs

One of the most common questions that uni students ask career counsellors is “what can I do with my degree?”

An easy way to answer this question is to use Linekdin.com. Linkedin is the world’s biggest career-oriented social media network. It’s a lot more than just an online resume or a virtual contacts list. It’s also useful for exploring potential career pathways. Here’s the best way to get started.

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LinkedIn 101

Networking is one of the most important skills all professionals need to have in their toolkit. Not only is networking useful for finding jobs, but it helps you to connect with like-minded people, develop your career, help you generate ideas, and more. LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool. Not all people who are valuable for your network live or work in close proximity to you. LinkedIn enables you to reach out beyond your backyard. It also provides a range of tools that are invaluable to managing your career. This webinar shows you how to make the most of LinkedIn.

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