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Steps to Career Success


1) Learn more about yourself via Career Assessments:

2) Learn more about career options that match your interests through watching career videos (available on MyNextMove), taking related classes, talking with professionals / networking, finding a mentor and/or job shadowing.  Here are some good career/labor market resources:

3) Create your introduction / professional documents (resume, cover / thank you letters, LinkedIn, etc.) to help you land interviews/jobs.

4) Get experience through volunteering, interning or even temporary employment.  These are easier ways to gain access to employers which often lead to long term employment.

  • Volunteering - search by area of interest on United Way
  • Interning - check out PVCC's site for listings and tips.
  • Temporary employment - check out UVA's listing of local agencies.
  • Job Searching - check out PVCC's site for listings and tips.

5) Decide whether your career target is a good fit.  If not, consider repeating these steps since finding a great career path is often a process.


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