Aims: career management

Career management

Maximising the experience in order to develop your self-reliance and career management skills to boost your career potential. Here are some examples:

  • Review and evaluate learning and performance
  • Opportunities such as post-graduate awards
  • Find out how organisations recruit and select people: what they look for
  • Find out about the organisations connected to the work you are in, like suppliers, and customers
  • Seek feedback on your development from others, for example, a mentor, buddy, or supervisor
  • Use your experiences to think about what you really want to do with the rest of your life!
  • Find out what really motivates and interests you
  • Look at how you cope with stress
  • Explore a range of career opportunities in existing and growth areas. Broaden your horizons
  • Look at how to cope with uncertainty, and make informed decisions
  • Record your experiences - keep a log or diary
  • Ensure that you and the organisation are clear of what is expected of each other
  • Gain an insight into a sector of employment
  • Improve organisation, planning, project and time management skills
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Try taking the initiative
  • Take advantage of in-house training
  • Find new role model
  • Recognise the benefits of work experience regardless of its status, for example bar work

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SMILE Preparing for placement by Leeds Metropolitan University Employability Office, modified by Marion Kelt GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/metoffice/employability/resources/learning_objects/workexperience/index.htm