“Subway Lines” by Marc Anderson, courtesy of thepatternlibrary.com
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.
Resilience is ‘the ability to recover quickly from change or misfortune; buoyancy’ (www.thefreedictionary.com/resilience).
Career resilience is about the ability to bounce back from career-related setbacks and learn from experiences so you can keep moving towards your career goals.
‘I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life… Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.’
Steve Jobs, on being fired from Apple in 1984
Being resilient in your career means being able to:
• bounce back from adversity
• adapt to change
• resume your career identity in spite of career setbacks. Continue reading
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.
Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience and practical skills in your field of study, or in a field in which you are interested. Through volunteering you can contribute greatly to an organisation and the community, and can network with a wide range of people who may be able to offer advice and assistance with your job search. All graduate employers view community involvement very positively. Continue reading