Career Transitions

Dear Students and Alumni:

It is never too late to re-invent yourself. As one of our favorite career experts, Barbara Sher, once noted, “You can learn new things at any time in your life if you are willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up for you.”

The good news is that even when you learn a brand new set of skills or explore a new industry, you still bring your existing skills and knowledge with you. In this sense, making a career transition is an opportunity to build on your strengths while creating new ones.

We hope that the resources here will both inspire and challenge you to pursue new dreams. Career Design and Development is here to support you every step of the way.

Suggested Reading

6 Books to Read If You Need a Career Change

Tips for a Successful Mid-Career Change

10 Steps to a Successful Career Change

Resume Writing Tips for Changing Careers

When the Winds Shift: Navigating Career Velocity, Part 1

When the Winds Shift: Navigating Career Velocity, Part 2

Reinventing Your Career in the Time of Coronavirus

Helpful Career Transition Resources

Bring your character strengths to life & live more fully! When you discover your greatest strengths, you learn to use them to handle stress and life challenges, become happier, and develop relationships with those who matter most to you. What are your strengths?

Take the free VIA Strengths Survey today and check out the VIA Classification of Character Strengths (click on image above to read more).

Career Values Assessment 

The best career choices are ones that match your values. Our Career Values Assessment can help you learn more about your specific motivations, work needs, and can help you decide what is important to you in a job. Use this assessment to help you learn more about your work values that can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you might want to explore.