Assembling Your Career Information File
In the previous step you listed your career interests. From your
answers you should be able to gather the fields you are interested in.
Start exploring three career options/positions in that field. Identify
five companies that employ those options/positions. Jot down a brief
description of the company and their mission statement.
Your Career Information file is a good tool to utilize when trying to
compare majors or careers. After you identified five companies that
employ people in your field, start looking for careers that catch your
eye. Cut or print the ads out. Assemble them in your career file. You
will start to notice that there are similar skills employers are
looking for in that field.
- Identify those skills
- Evaluate whether you have those skills
- Make sure that the skills identified are listed on your resume
- If you do not have those skills analyze how you will acquire them
Remember by making an appointment with Career Services early on in your
education you will have time to answer how you will achieve your