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Choosing a career, that sounds easy. For many people choosing a career is more difficult than choosing a mate.
 
You are more likely to be successful if you have a clear vision of what you want. Consider what has been fulfilling in the past, your skills and attributes, and then clarify your current expectations.
 
Try our Discovery Tools™, explore our Industry Research links, and don't forget to check out some of our recommended resources.
 

MY CAREER DIARY
Keep a diary or log of your career accomplishments. Log them as they happen, or sit down once a month and add entries. Have a place to enclose good reviews from your employer, or letters of praise from satisfied customers or your supervisor. When it is time to update your résumé, this diary will make the task much easier! More importantly, when you are feeling down, this is a great way to pick yourself up!
 

INTERVIEW TIPS
Learn the subtleties that lead to career success with the Interviewing Guide. These tips won't take away all of your interview stress, but they're going to help you make your best impression.
Articles
Discovery Tools™ is an easy 3 step process to help you clarify your career vision. We provide a simple to use tool; you take an honest look at yourself. The result is a guide to help determine your career goal. Click here to discover yourself with Discovery Tools.
 

NEW SKILLS, NEW JOB
Do you want to get ahead in your career? It is important to develop new skills and expand your knowledge. That may be what distinguishes you from your peers and when up for a promotion.

Click here to read the entire article, "New Skills Lead to a New Job".
Books
Where Do I Go from Here? An Inspirational Guide to Making Authentic Career and Life Choices
 
Follow Your True Colors to the Work You Love: The Popular Method for Matching Your Personality to Your Career
 
Career Tests: 25 Revealing Self-Tests to Help You Find and Succeed at the Perfect Career
  

ANY VOLUNTEERS?
When listing your work experience, remember your volunteer experience. Include it under the heading, Professional Experience. If you are new to the work force, or returning after a long absence, your volunteer positions can be significant.

For those of you currently between jobs who want to avoid a gap in your employment history, try volunteering some time. You'll pick up new skills, and help a deserving charity at the same time.

 
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