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November is National Career Development Month. Originally known as the National Vocation Guidance Association, which was established in 1913, renamed itself in 1985 the to the National Career Development Association (NCDA). NCDA promotes the month of November every calendar year with national contests to promote activities related to career development. Particularly its annual poster and poetry contest in its 49th year. Link for Entry Form The idea behind the concept for National Career Development month, is to get you to take charge of your professional job search and engage with organizations that can help you in getting to the next stage of your professionals life. Getting involved is much more than just revising your resume or sending emails to potential employers. This is your chance to think outside the box when it comes to your future. If the old approach was not working, you can explore a new avenue and prepare to go into the New Year with a fresh perspective on how to go about your future career search efforts.
The NCDA provides services to professionals that provide, organize and structure career related events throughout the entire year. Onlinecollege.org suggests taking a career appraisal to assess where you are in career planning efforts. Being proactive prior to graduation is the best way to get a head start in the field or industry you are interested in.
There are a host of professional organizations that are available as support for your future endeavors. Professional organizations are there to assist and aid with a plethora of like-minded individuals within their network. Having access to seminars, events and career planning to address you career needs can be instrumental in your success. Find and join an organization and become a member this month to celebrate National Career Development Month, it could be a new step in the right direction for your career goals.
Not sure where to start with your creating a career plan for yourself? You should check out The Career Center’s Career Road Map. The Career Road Map breaks down each step of putting together a career plan in an easy to follow online program.
We want to thank The Career Center staff for all they do to promote and assist our campuses with fulfilling our career goals. We appreciate you!