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Yvonne V. Richardson

CONCLUSION: Career Objectives

We began this class with ideas about what we would like to do as information technology workers. We have examined the Information Technologies leading edge, web design, and networking. We have visited project management through teamwork, and have explored multicultural computing by preparing documentation for other cultures. This overview and exposure have resulted in a better idea of what the Information technology landscape is, and where we think we might fit in it. Some of you have also indicated that you have goals in mind, but you do not quite have the education and experience to realize those goals before the end of the calendar year. We will analyze and evaluate all of those components, whether they are completed accomplishments or tentative plans, in order to synthesize them into career objectives.

The week's assignment will be to develop a strategy to make an effective transition from school-to-school or school-to-career. You will be setting long- and short-term goals, assessing what new knowledge and skills are needed to attain the goals, and setting a timeline for achievement. The components of your individual career plan will be included next week in your portfolio.

Your career plan must be at least two pages, double-spaced, and include a page of references. You will author your report according to MLA format; it is reasonable to cite yourself if you quote your personal statement, cover letter, resume, or other articles you have authored for this class. The timeline can be on a separate page, Word or Excel should empower you to use a table format for the timeline. For more information, see the Discussion.

COMPONENTS

 Your Career Objective (s)

 A list of no more than seven keywords

 A list of tasks. The tasks are related to your keywords, and are separate from your keyword list.

 A three-year timeline that contains the tasks. You may list dependencies and requirements. Some tasks are associated with the CCC degree program, and some are associated with your job search or the IT job market.

 Required References to cite: personal statement, cover letter and resume,

 Optional references: IT leading edge report, web design, networking report.

 

Useful Websites

Career Objective Statement: http://www.find-your-dream-career.com/career-objective-statement.html

Employee Training & Development Strategy: http://www.nps.gov/training/strategy.htm

Federal Occupational Health Career Planning: https://www.foh.hhs.gov/services/Training/career.asp

How to Write a Career Objective Statement: http://www.ehow.com/how_4797374_write-career-objective-statement.html

University of Washington Counseling Center: http://depts.washington.edu/counsels/services/careerc/careerc.html

Your Career Change Starts Here: http://www.your-career-change.com/career-objective.html