Values in Career Exploration Part Three-Passion

Career exploration is the process of learning about yourself in relation to the world of work. Today we’ll talk about passion.

We hear the phrase “follow your passion” often. This conjures thoughts of being able to change a hobby or other activities into a paid position. It also makes people think that such a position would be blissful and never involve any headache or trouble. This is difficult and possibly unrealistic because there are no real guidelines for “following passion” successfully. Let’s look at passion a little differently.

What is passion, exactly?

Passion is: a strong affection or enthusiasm for an object, concept, etc.

Are you strongly enthusiastic about your desired path? Can you describe an ideal day at work and are you looking for work that encompasses some of those qualities?  If you’ve defined and understand your values and your attitudes it’s easier to look at job descriptions and make decisions about applying. It’s easier to evaluate companies during interviews and to trust your instincts about fit. It becomes easier to decide whether or not you can be passionate or strongly enthusiastic about new opportunities.  Looking at passion in this way can help you keep your options open because you are able to consider new options through a well-defined set of criteria and discover new passions.

Considering passion in career exploration does not have to involve quitting a traditional job to try to make a hobby into a viable business or job. Passion in career exploration is about including your values and attitudes in your job search and keeping an open mind about the possibility of new and exciting careers. Think about passion a bit differently and work towards finding that fulfilling position that is just right for you.

Take some time and consider:

What is my passion?

If you’d like to explore this further contact us at CCPA Career and Professional Services, ccaps@binghamton.edu. We can talk about it.

Values in Career Exploration Part Two-Attitudes

Career exploration is the process of learning about yourself in relation to the world of work. Today we’ll talk about attitudes.

What are your attitudes? What do you think about work in general? Are you looking for a job to pay bills or are you searching for a career that you can build and grow? Let’s give some thought and consideration to your values.

What are attitudes, exactly?

Attitudes are: settled ways of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.

Are you feeling hopeful about your career exploration and job search? Are you making sure that all your interactions with others are strategic and positive as you look toward the future and new possibilities? Are you doing things to help alleviate the inevitable negative emotions that arise when a search becomes tough?

Take some time and consider:

What are my attitudes?

If you’d like to explore this further contact us at CCPA Career and Professional Services, ccaps@binghamton.edu. We can talk about it.

Values in Career Exploration Part One-Values

Career exploration is the process of learning about yourself in relation to the world of work. Today we’ll talk about values.

What are your values? What is important to you professionally and personally? One of the first steps to career exploration is to give some thought and consideration to your values.

What are values, exactly?
Values are: “internalized cognitive structures that guide choices by evoking a sense of basic principles of right and wrong (e.g., moral values), a sense of priorities (e.g., personal achievement vs. group good) and that create a willingness to make meaning and see patterns (e.g., trust vs. distrust).”

Can you work a job that compromises your morals? What are your priorities? What do you need in order to feel fulfillment in your work? Are there any non-negotiables?

Take some time and consider:
What are my values?

If you’d like to explore this further contact us at CCPA Career and Professional Services, ccaps@binghamton.edu. We can sit down and talk about it.

 

Inside Higher Ed. (n.d.). Retrieved April 04, 2017, from https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/08/22/how-identify-your-core-values-your-career-exploration-process-essay

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canstockphoto6296125 (1)Use LinkedIn to find work, network with other professionals in your field or stay up-to-date with the latest trends in your field.  Search your contacts’ contacts: your network helps you find connections. Your network can also help others find you. Someone could be looking for folks with characteristics found in your profile and if you are one of their first, second, or third degree connections you’ll show up in their search results.

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LinkedIn Workshop

Learn to create your profile and how to contact Binghamton alum for advice, etc.
4/18
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
DC 220

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LinkedIn Headshot Photobooth

4/24
12:30 – 2 pm
By appointment only!
UDC, First Floor Lobby

To RSVP for your exclusive time slot you should:
1. Log in to hireBING
2. Go to the calendar feature
3. Select April 24 and click on the program titled “LinkedIn Photo Booth University Downtown Center”
4. On the far right hand side of the screen select a time slot in the scroll down bar
Dress professionally and please arrive at least 10 minutes before your photo time.

For more information about the LinkedIn photobooth email the Fleishman Center at careers@binghamton.edu