Build Skills and Experience
What is Career Readiness?
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these eight competencies are critical to success in the workforce.
|Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.|
|Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.|
|Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.|
|Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.|
|Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.|
|Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.|
|Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.|
|Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.|
Build Skills and Gain Experience
There are many different ways to build your resume and prepare to enter the workforce
Check out these platforms which offer online classes and tutorials to hone your skills.
Access all LinkedIn Learning content for free by checking out a pass through Technology Training. Then add LinkedIn Learning "certificate of completion" to your LinkedIn profile.
Coursera is a free option that also offers the option to add a certificate to your LinkedIn upon completion.
Connect With Professionals in Your Future Field
Build your network on LinkedIn now before you need it. Reach out to SCU alums to connect with a virtual mentor working in an industry or organization that interests you.
Check out the Job Prep Toolkit for ideas on how to get started building your network.