Diane Howard, Ph.D.
Tips in Building a Career
Dream- What would you like to do as a career?
Assess- What are your unique strengths?
(Get feedback, guidance from career professionals,
Don't give up on your dreams
(Remember that God's ways are not our ways, that His timing is not our timing,
that He is not in a hurry when we usually want gratification now...)
Get the training and credentials that are recognized in your field of choice.
Network with successful professionals in your career field.
Keep training current on the cutting-edge.
Keep gaining experience, even volunteer work.
Work at building a resume, even with volunteer or unpaid work.
Develop appropriate, professional, sharp personal
resume, portfolio, Web site, calling cards, photos, demos
Keep practicing skills needed in your field.
Take care of yourself: body, health, appearance...
Learn and practice effective verbal and written communication skills.
Take control and persevere, a career is built over time.
Check with career centers to look for jobs (UT,
TX, UIL office for teaching jobs
in speech & theater; university placement centers; company/organization
human resource, employment pages; online search sites...,
online newspaper career sites for job openings-
Check UMHB Career Services,
Check online for church or ministry employment opportunities
for communication specialists or creative arts/drama ministry directors.
(More and more churches are hiring in these categories, as well as for
youth ministry and Christian ed.)
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