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What are the basics of career planning when switching industries?

The Career Coach Career Coach

Today’s Question for the Career Coach: What are the basics of career planning? When switching industries, how can you better equip yourself to what seems like starting over?
The Career Coach Says: Career Planning involves a number of basic steps. It starts with a self-assessment to determine your interests, skills, strengths and values.

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Does reputation really make a difference when applying for a new job within the county?

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Today’s Question for the Career Coach: I heard that the Career Essentials course taught in the Training & Education Center has a topic on the importance of reputation at work. Does reputation really make a difference when applying for a new job within the county?

The Career Coach Says: Reputation can be a very important factor. It doesn’t matter what your job is, a good reputation at work is necessary for promotion to a more responsible position.

Self-assessment: The first step to career planning

Beverly Fuentes Career Coach, News

Stop and think about how you got to where you are in your career.  Did you determine your path while still in school?  Did you take a job because it sounded interesting and paid well? Most people have a sense of what they like or are interested in, but don’t take the time to develop an actual career plan. It is important to take the time to assess yourself, or consider your strengths, interests, skills, competencies, personal characteristics, values, preferences and/or motivations.

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Ensuring a great job interview

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Today’s Question: What can I do to ensure I have a great Job interview? The Career Coach says: The key is preparation. Take time to research, practice and learn how to communicate your past successes in any interview.