These talks go beyond the basics, offering insightful advice on how to think about our work lives.
You are responsible for making your own career choices. This course guides you through the process of taking inventory of your values, interests, skills, and needs. Then based on these findings, you can determine your strengths and implement your action plan to further your career.
With a solid career plan, you will be prepared and adept at finding work for the rest of your life. An effective career plan includes knowing how to determine, articulate, and sell your personal brand.
This course teaches you how to build a LinkedIn profile that promotes you and your accomplishments, and identify job opportunities, recruit leads, and establish a network with other professionals.
eBooks (available at no cost with your Cal Poly login)
Helping readers break the inertia and get moving in the right direction, this highly practical guide outlines a change process that can be applied to professional or personal goals, giving readers a concrete plan for making big things happen.
Exploring all the routines, habits, and thought patterns that, over the years, may have turned a dream job into a drudge or, worse, a nightmare, this book offers simple techniques that can help you adopt the attitude that will keep you happy and that might just lead to bigger and better things, no matter what stage of your career you are in.
Presenting a principle-focused approach to problem-solving, this book offers a revolutionary program to breaking the patterns of self-defeating behavior that keep us from achieving our goals and reaching our fullest potential.
Navigating the chaos in today's marketing place requires a sophisticated strategy that is built upon the paradigm that professional development is directly linked to personal growth. To grow as a professional, therefore, one must increase their self awareness, build a compelling brand, and then communicate their message in a clear and consistent fashion.
- Expert interviews
- Includes 4 Ways to Enhance your Career
- Creating a Powerful Resume and Career Resilience
Sites and Tools
The Individual Development Plan helps you identify strengths, set goals and develop an action plan to engage with the wide variety of learning opportunities available at Cal Poly.
Career Services provides this resource toolkit designed to advance the quality of services to current students, alumni, and faculty/staff.
A research guide from the Robert E Kennedy Library with links to a variety of online resources.
Harvard Business Review has compiled a large variety of articles filled with helpful insights and best practices that will help you navigate your career.
A continuously updated collection of articles with practical career advice.
Career guide aimed specifically at the large number of people working in non-academic higher education roles, such as higher education administrators or professional services staff. Based on the authors' real-life experience and first-hand research, the book features case studies which enrich the material and bring it to life.
Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows readers how to find their vocation and what to expect along the way.
You already have everything you need for an amazing career. You've had the chance to develop the four elements all great careers have in common: relationships, skills, character, and hustle. Now it's time to amplify them and apply them in a new way.
Pamela Slim gives us the tools to have meaningful careers in a world of work that blends a variety of jobs and experiences. She shows how to find the connections among diverse accomplishments, sell your story, and continually reinvent and relaunch your brand.