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Career Resources

Use this guide to find books, ebooks, databases, web resources, and more on topics like resume writing, interview tips, where to search for jobs, etc.

Choosing a Career

The first step in determining what career you want to pursue, is determining what you want and like to do!

One way to determine what career you want to pursue is through self awareness and introspection. When choosing a career path, it can be helpful to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What kinds of skills do I have and what am I good at?
  • What do I enjoy doing?
  • What kind of environment would I like to work in?
  • How important is money vs. having a job I enjoy?
  • What can I see myself doing in 5 years?
  • What are my professional and personal dreams and goals?

Another way to determine what career you want to pursue is to volunteer or shadow a person in the career you're interested in. Both of these options allow you to try out a career without a long-term commitment to see if it's something you'd like to do.

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