Jul 31, 2019 - 01:17 PM
Some practical tips: Job shadow to see if the role you think you really want is something you could actually see yourself doing every day for the next 20 years, or longer.
Use your school’s career placement center to take a few career assessment tests, and get some professional guidance. Understand that the test results are not destinies, but systematic ways for you to gather information about careers, determine how well they suit you, and help guide decisions.
Leave yourself as many options as possible in all that you do to prepare for your career, whether in the classroom, as an intern, or even volunteering. Always be alert to opportunities, and be in a position to take them when they present themselves.
Above all, be true to yourself, and don't live anyone else's idea of what a successful career is. And when it comes to build a resume and cover letter for the job you want, put LiveCareer's Resume Builder and Cover Letter Builder to work.