Monthly Archives: August 2012

How Do I Find the Job for Me?

How Do I Find the Job for Me?

This is a great article by Pete Leibman about things to consider before accepting a job. Please feel free to read and share your comments with us! What are other things you think are important to consider before taking an offer?

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RCI, SCA, IES, I don’t get it!

One of the services we offer to our students is, when selecting a concentration or career path, they can take the Strong Interest Inventory. By answering questions about their values and interests, we can get a better understanding of what the student may want to pursue. However, the answers can get confusing! Based on the letters from the Holland Code, here is some insight on what your results may mean.

R- Realistic. You enjoy anything that is practical and hands-on. You like seeing tangible results. You may enjoy working outside, building, or fixing.

I- Investigative. You don’t mind abstract problems and can solve them using science and engineering. You enjoy a good challenge and wonder about what makes the physical world work.

A- Artistic. You enjoy being able to express yourself and your ideas through a variety of ways. You don’t always like or need structure. You may be interested in dance, writing, music, painting, or sculpture.

S- Social. You like being able to directly help or serve others. You are interested in humanity and social causes. You may also like group work and discussion.

E- Enterprising. You have a business-oriented mind. You tend to be drawn to leadership and/or marketing roles. You also tend to be enthusiastic, persuasive, and may be assertive.

C- Conventional. You tend to really value organization and efficiency. You’re more interested in the other side of business, such as planning or data analysis.

Typically, the result of your Strong Interest Inventory is a 3 letter code. Your 3 letters correspond to the areas your answers showed you have the most interest and value in. Sometimes, you may only get 2 letters, or even just 1, and that’s ok. It simply means you showed even more interest and value in those more specific areas.

The Strong Interest Inventory is not the end-all-be-all of deciding on your career. It also takes a lot of self-exploration and research into the opportunities that are available to you. If you enjoy taking self-discovery tests, the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) may also help you.

Hello from the ELCDC!

Hello from the Albright College Experiential Learning and Career Development Center! We started this blog to reach out to the college community and keep everyone up to date on our programs as well as provide you with experietial- and career-related information. We are located on Linden Street, between the Multi-Faith Center and the Health Center. We have five professionals on our staff: Karen Evans, Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of Careel Development; Kim Justeson, Director of Experiential Learning; Laura Kline, Assistant Director of Career Development; Cindy Becker, Employer Recruiting Coordinator and Administrative Assistant; and Karen Rieker, Career Counselor. We also have a student staff who assists with scheduling appointments, administrative tasks, and providing general information about our center. Please feel free to stop by and say hello!

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