Researching Careers & Jobs

It is very important that you thoroughly investigate jobsearchglassyour career options, gathering as much information about the industry, the market and individual employers as possible. The more information you gather, the better prepared you will be to conduct your job search.

Conduct a Self-Assessment
Career assessments help students identify interests,
skills, and values. If you have not spent time engaged in a self assessment before conducting your job search you will waste time pursuing jobs that are not a good fit for you.
The following assessment is offered by Career Services:
  • TypeFocus
    • Identify your personality strengths and the way you work best with others
    • Determine your values, interests, and skills and the careers that are your best fit
Identify Target Career /Jobs
Create a Career Marketing Plan & Personal Statement
After determining the type of career you wish to pursue it is important to create a marketing plan to help know how to sell yourself to the employers.
For more information, contact Career Services at (205) 934-4324 or email careerservices@uab.edu

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