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Career Exploration

The best careers are those with purpose, where you can combine your values, strengths, and skills to impact something you care about. How do you discover your purpose? By exploring — yourself! Identify the things you value and love to do; then, you can find a career to put those values and skills to work.

You can use different strategies to explore your skills and strengths and how you might apply them to a career.

Reflection: Our career journey begins with knowing ourselves. Self-assessment is discovering and prioritizing your motivations, needs, interests, values, and skills. Once you get some insight into yourself, then you have a clear starting point. You only need one for the journey to begin! Need a place to start? Take Career Coach Assessment to learn about yourself and career suggestions based on your interests. Assessments can provide you with personal insights that can be helpful in considering your career and professional development, but they should not be seen as prescriptive or directive.

Research industries online: You can find many job roles across industries. In the Labor Market Insights, you can discover which industries are in demand, have the largest employment, are experiencing declining employment, pay the most, growth rate, and more.

Gain Experience: There are various opportunities to explore a job role, industry, or organization. Understanding the day-to-day and experiencing employer culture first-hand is an invaluable way to make more informed decisions.

  1. Complete a virtual Expereince
  2. Shadow a professional in the field
  3. Request an informational interview
  4. Applying for a part-time job or internship.

Top 10 Healthcare Career Resources Articles of 2022

The final few months of the year are a great time for for quiet reflection. With 2022 coming to a close and 2023 right around the corner, we’d like to take a moment to recap the best blogs HospitalRecruiting that …

By Blake Conner - Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting | Physician and Healthcare Job Board.
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Is Energy a Good Career Path?

Is energy a good career path? It’s definitely one that permeates our lives more than we may know — from the water we drink to the heater we turn on in the winter to the gas we use to fuel our …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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What Does it Mean to be a Project Manager?

Dania is a Project Management Specialist with PGIM Fixed Income. Based out of Newark, NJ, Dania works with various groups across the organization to accomplish business objectives. These objectives can range from updating accounting systems to adapting to new regulatory …

By Mary [uConnect]
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Resources

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)