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Kick-Start Your Career
As a career planning and development advisor at Walden, Nicolle Skalski helps students and alumni look for new jobs, enhance their résumés, and brainstorm fresh professional goals. But there’s always room for additional research, so she recommends these books to fill in the gaps. Read on—and take your career to the next level.
Staying up-to-date with trends in your career field is vital. But it can be hard to filter the abundance of information available online and in the library. Power gives clear and specific tips to help you stay one step ahead of the competition.
If you want to transition into a new job field, really take action. Throw yourself into experiential learning opportunities: volunteer, enroll in a course, do freelance work, go on informational interviews, and join a local professional organization. You can’t be passive and wait for opportunities to create themselves.
LinkedIn is the best of the online networking tools because it maintains a strictly professional environment. The Schepps’ guide helps you optimize all of its features and really create a brand for yourself online. —A.M.