Personal career work is some of the most challenging and most important work that you will ever do for yourself. It requires the willingness to look at yourself honestly, with gentleness and clarity: identify your true skills, values, life requirements and goals. I recommend that you revisit this exercise yearly, the world of work is shifting and changing all the time, and as a result we must change too.
There are 4 basic steps to the process:
We have grouped information by simple categories to assist you in finding related materials. There will be some overlap between sections of the website. For example, women and entrepreneurial listings may have cross-referencing.
Our two departments are working together to build content that is meaningful and easy to access for alumnae. For example, the CDO has developed a great collection of online research databases, so those are directly linked to the Alumnae Association website under the research section.
Yes. We have identified some college sites that have strong content and reference those in our listings as well.
This site will be a work in process; we are building it now and will continue to add to it over time.
Analyze My Career
Career Values Test
Jackson Vocational Interest Inventory
JobSkills Transfer Assessment Tool (Identifies jobs with similar content for transferable skills)
Strong Interest Inventory/ DOL version (Assesses areas of interest for career planning)
Transferable skills exercise (Identifies skills related jobs to current or past jobs)
University of Waterloo (Comprehensive site with assessment tools and links)
The following series of self-assessment exercises allows you to honestly examine your skills, values, and interests, and gives you tools to reflect on past accomplishments and identify future goals. Alumnae Career Services gives you many opportunities to do these exercises in conjunction with programming, but you can also do them on your own at any time.