Job Search & Career Change

Alumnae/i Job Search & Career Change

Gaining experience is a critical step in preparing for your future career. The CDO can assist you in your search by teaching you how to locate opportunities, apply, and accept offers. Utilize the resources below to get started exploring internship opportunities. 

Job Search

Job searching involves many steps from updating your resume to acing your interview. Learn how to  master each step of your job search.

Career Change

Career development is a lifelong process, and it can be a valuable experience to reflect on your path and profession at various points in your career. For those contemplating a career change, here are some things to consider:

Ask Yourself

If you're contemploating a career change, here are some things to consider:

  • Do you enjoy the work you're doing, but not the environment? You might want to pursue similar opportunities but with a different organization. 
  • If you like the environment, but not what you're doing, is there the opportunity to move into a different department or another position with the same employer?  Are there people at the employer that are doing work you'd like to do?
  • If you are not happy with the work you're doing, are there certain components that you do like?  Are those components a stepping stone to another field?
  • What do you like doing in your free time?  Can those interests be ideas for a new career path?
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?  What skills did you use to reach that goal?
  • Can you identify the values that are most important to you and how a career choice is impacted by those?

Helpful Resources

  • My Next Move offers a brief interest assessment under "I'm not really sure" on the right side.
  • The Advanced Search of O-Net Online allows you to search for occupations based on abilities and skills. 
  • Vault provides industry, company, and interview information.  Click on the link and create your own Vault Account using your Goucher email address. 

RESEARCH CAREER OPTIONS

Begin exploring what broad career fields match up well with the things you have learned about yourself.  Research salaries, working conditions, training & qualifications, and daily responsibilities.  Here are a few helpful resources:

  • Consider options based on your major with resources such as What Can I Do With This Major and the CDO's Career Resources by Major section.
  • Review O-Net Online, the Occupational Outlook Handbook or America's Career InfoNet in the "Occupation and Industry Information" section here
  • Read job descriptions for advertised openings. Indeed, Simply Hired, and LinkedIn have listings for a variety of fields. 
  • Volunteer for a few hours or join activities in your areas of interest to see if you enjoy the type of work.
  • Speak with Goucher alumni. You can search the Goucher Professional Network on LinkedIn.

 



Career Development Office Disclaimer

The Career Development Office at Goucher College abides by the principles set forth by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) and expects that  employers who use the Center's services will not discriminate  on the basis of  race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, or genetic information.

All employment listings are posted at the sole discretion of The Career Development Office's Recruitment Team. We reserve the right to reject job postings that appear to be fraudulent or do not support the core values of the College.