When you reach a point in your work life where you feel ready to try something new or realize that perhaps you’ve outgrown a particular position or that your interests have evolved, it can be so easy to talk yourself out of making a change by saying, “I could never do that” or “I don’t have the right training.” Furthering your education with a college degree can help you make a fresh start in your career.
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How much thought do you give to how you start an email? If you write, “Hey” at the beginning or if, on the flip-side, you overthink every greeting, having some general guidelines can help you communicate more effectively. It’s important to use different types of openers when writing to people who play different roles of your life. Need some guidance and inspiration?
For pretty much all of us, stress and anxiety come up sometimes. Work and school are a few places you might notice it crop up. Rather than focusing on getting your stress level to zero (because let’s be honest—there are always going to be stressful or anxiety-provoking things that pop up), make an effort to deal with stressors and anxiety.
Scoring a job interview is exciting but can also be anxiety provoking. Whether this is your first-ever job interview or you’ve been on many before, it’s completely normal to feel nervous. Fortunately, having the support and resources you need to show up prepared can help you shine in your best light. The College of Westchester (CW) Career Services team provides guidance and support to students so they can approach those conversations calmly and with confidence—and ace the interview.
It might sound old-fashioned, but a career fair can be a great way to form new connections can score a job. Showing up is just one step, though. Researching which companies will be there and what opportunities are open, for example, are a few key steps. Preparing ahead of time and dressing for success can also have a powerful impact.