Career MAP: My Action Plan

WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?

Follow this easy four stage CareerMAP to plan your journey to SUCCESS!

The University of Delaware looks at career development as a four stage process. Whether you are considering graduate or professional school or seeking employment after graduation, the most effective career decisions are made by proceeding through each step. In the process of making your career decisions, keep in mind that the following designations for first, second, third, and fourth stages are approximate. Think of the model as a process, and determine where you are currently and then what the next stage is for you.

explore
gain Self-Awareness & Explore careers

Gain insight into your values, interests, and skills as they relate to various careers.
Upon completion of this stage you should be able to answer the following questions:

Step 1:

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experience
Learn about the world of work

Continue to develop insight into your values, interests, and skills as they relate to various careers. Learn about the world of work, make career decisions and gain experience.
Upon completion of this stage you should be able to answer the following questions:

Step 2:

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Looks like you're taking the long road. How 'bout a lift?

Rocket

express
Develop Career Management Skills

Participate in career related experiences to build necessary skills to succeed in a career field and learn about how to develop your personal brand and self-marketing tools.
Upon completion of this stage you should be able to answer the following questions:

Step 3:

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Rocket

excel
Implement Career Goals

Connect to employers and conduct your job search or further education.
Upon completion of this stage you should be able to answer the following questions:

Step 4:

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