Part III The Job Search, Application, and Interview Process

14 The Job Search, Application, and Interview Process

All job seekers should first spend some time reflecting on their interests and skills, as discussed in Section 2 of this guide. A post-secondary student has likely already spent time thinking about what careers they might like to pursue. Part of this evaluation includes students identifying the knowledge and experience they have gained by completing their educational program. Many students are unsure of how their degree and associated areas of study related to various career paths.

Career Planning: What Can I Do with My Degree?

The UPEI Career Services website offers a list of resource documents to help university students determine what they can do with their degrees. The University of Guelph Co-operative Education and Career Services offers another excellent resource for helping university graduates find degree-specific career information. Students can use these tools to explore potential career paths that relate to their degrees. These tools can give students ideas for the types of careers they might be interested in pursuing or gaining the experience to apply for in the future. Keep in mind that for them to secure their ideal career path they may have to take a job that is less than ideal for a period of time. They should not view this as a failure or a compromise of their values; rather, view it as an opportunity for them to gain the foundational skills and experience they need to find their ideal career later on.

 

 

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Transition to Employment: A Guide for Supporting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities by UPEI Career Services and UPEI Accessibility Services is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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