Academic Advising - Career Services
STORMY EMPLOYMENT FORECASTS
Economists, statisticians, politicians and the media have a lot of dour, melodramatic stories and predictions these days. Even your own work and job search experiences may make you think that you can’t find satisfying employment or envision a rewarding career. Family, friends, colleagues, teachers and leaders may have lots of advice about what you should do.
These people aren’t career development professionals. Modern career development isn’t merely about finding who’s hiring in town and getting you hired by that company, where if you do a good job you will get regular promotions and pay raises that allow you to support your lifestyle until you retire with a nice nest egg to rest and play.
So many people are discouraged and disappointed because that paradigm is out-of-date and hasn’t worked well for a long time — if it ever really did. That’s why some career development professionals suggest that as many as 80% of employed people hate their jobs!
A SPARK TO YOUR FLAME
Career Development Facilitators are trained to help individuals examine their personal, family and economic needs, their experiences and dreams, and find a career path that fits their unique situation. A Career Development Facilitator can help you discover your passions and how they might manifest into an exciting plan for a future full of opportunity where your goal is to enjoy your life now, instead of waiting until graduation, you find the perfect job, your children are grown, retirement or some other future event.
SFCC CAREER SERVICES IS HERE TO HELP YOU
- explore career options
- decide what education or training you might need
- learn how to create a dynamic resume
- learn other self-marketing skills for an effective job search
- and become excited or re-energized about your career
Career Services Coordinator & 2011 NISOD Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Award winner, Patty Armstrong talks about making SFCC Career Services and resources accessible online. Check it out...
To find out more, explore the linked pages on your left and consider participating in an upcoming event. SFCC Career Services events are free to students, faculty, staff and community members. Individual consultations are available through the Walk In Clinics. That schedule is updated weekly on the Upcoming Events page.
Career Services is a program of the Center for Academic Transitions.