what is next for you – 4 career tools to consider
With the New Year upon us, many of us are reflecting on the ways we
hope to grow over the coming year. Given the amount of waking hours many of us
spend working, taking time to pause and reflect on the ways you wish to grow professionally
can have a powerful impact on your life and wellbeing.
In this article we will offer four approaches or tools for you to
consider as you reflect on what is next for you – whether you are hoping to
achieve greater mindfulness in your present role, make a job or career change,
or identify ways to get involved in your community or with other hobbies or
Informational interviews are short, 30-60 minute meetings where you have
the opportunity to sit down with someone who is working in an industry,
position, or organization that is of interest to you. It is your chance to ask questions
and learn about this person’s experiences so that you can incorporate those
insights into your own process. Ideally
these conversations will help you gain greater clarity about where your
interests are leading you, and what steps may be required to get there.
Career Advising – in-person in
Seattle or virtually to anywhere
Did you know that we serve alumni? Schedule an appointment to meet with
a career advisor in person, in our office on campus, or remotely via email or Skype
for alumni who may be living or working elsewhere. Experienced alumni are
eligible to receive three appointments per year. To schedule an appointment you
may give us a call or complete the online appointment request form, available
If you are looking for additional insights into your personality,
interests, or strengths as they relate to your work life, you may consider
taking one of the assessments offered through Career Services. These include
the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI), the Strong Interest
Inventory, and StrengthsQuest. Career Services advisors will help to interpret
your results together with you, and can help you integrate the information from
the assessments into your own career development process. Each assessment is
available to alumni for $30 – contact Career Services to learn more and get
help selecting the right assessment for you.
Redhawk Network – SU’s online job
and internship site
If you are looking for a new position, consider searching via the
Redhawk Network, the SU online job and internship search site. Here you will
find both experienced and entry-level positions posted from a range of
employers, in Seattle and beyond. To get started, visit: http://webapps.seattleu.edu/RedhawkNetwork
About Career Services
Career Services offers support to our alumni who may be seeking a
change. Whether a change of perspective, position, employer or career path, we
are here to assist you. Below you will find a list of career services we offer
Visit Career Services to
get more details and register for relevant events today!
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