Do You Have the Skills Necessary for Your Dream Career?

Posted Tuesday, April 08, 2014

By Roxanne L. Globis
Director of Alumni Affairs

Whether you’re looking to start, change or advance your career, career planning can get complicated.

And time consuming.

And confusing.

And a thousand other challenges.

However, if you create a plan, the more effective you will be in your job search. Let that plan help you research, discover and cultivate the skills you’ll need for your chosen career, and you can ensure success for the future you. Here are five online tools and career resources that can guide you every step of the way, from before you graduate to earning your degree, and beyond.

If you're looking to network with people at a specific company, industry or location, the LinkedIn Alumni tool makes finding (and connecting) with Thomas Edison State University alumni easy. Want more? Join the conversation and become a member of the University's student and alumni group.

You can build your pathway to career success with this robust tool that offers tips for job searching and links to national, state and local resources. It also includes the Military-to-Civilian Job Search tool where veterans and service members can search for jobs based on the skills and experiences gained in the military.

American Corporate Partners (ACP)
In a new partnership created earlier this year, Thomas Edison State University military students can utilize the services of this nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting service members in their transition from the military to the private sector. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling and networking opportunities.

mySkills myFuture
This tools helps you find new occupations to explore. You can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to your current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs and/or apply for jobs.

My Next Move
Explore your career options with this interactive tool that includes the tasks, skills, salary information and more for over 900 different careers.

What online career resources have worked well for you? Let us know in the comments!


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Tags: Alumni , Career , Military and Veterans , Student Services , Veterans


Khan 02/23/15 9:13 AM

Thank you Roxanne.I have just completed my 16 years education.I was looking for such info and I am glad I found it.Again thanks

John Fulton 12/26/14 7:23 AM

Career One Stop is good resource, this is the best resource to grow your career. Thanks for sharing such a nice post.

Methew Khan 12/17/14 1:53 PM

Hey Roxanne Thank you sharing these website with us.I used LinkedIn from a long time but I never used other networks.I will try others.I have also read somewhere on the web in Feb 2015 Facebook will allow TWO account per use.One for personal and 2nd for business.Is it true

Matt Walsh 11/21/14 6:03 AM

As we know there are many online career resources which will help to grow up our career. LinkedIn is the best resources for managing your professional identity. Thanks

jenne 07/31/14 12:16 AM

Thanks for sharing such a useful information here. surely it will help people to find their right way. we will wait for your new more information's.

melodyhome 04/10/14 1:56 AM

Linkedin is a good resource, many of my friends are using it. Linkedin help them find a good job. Other 4 resources, I have never used, maybe I can try.
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