Clarify What You Want

Set yourself up for success in your next career move by establishing some parameters for your job or internship search. These definitions can be completely impermanent or very fixed, and most people will have a range and combination. The important task is to make a few choices to guide your search, and then adapt over time. Too much or too little flexibility will make your job or internship search more difficult, and the tasks throughout the eight steps to search success will help you to make intelligent adjustments once you get started.

There are four tasks involved in clarifying what you want. Click on the links below for more information.

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Networking Guide: What’s the Purpose of Networking?

You might have been recommended to network as part of the job search and may question the relevancy of networking. What if I am frustrated with the bureaucracy that networking can seem to present? Or what if I am questioning …

By Lauren Coury
Lauren Coury Career Advisor
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Learn Top Skills to Help You Future-Proof Your Career

Top skills and courses

September 1, 2022 (originally appeared on LinkedIn)

There’s a new buzzword that’s changing the way employers reward, promote, and hire. It’s skills. Instead of ‘who do you know?’ or ‘where did you go to school?’, the …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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What is Management Consulting? An Introduction with the Members of Duke Advanced-Degree Consulting Club

Are you curious about how you can apply your research skills in a consulting career? Join us this workshop offered by the Duke Advanced-Degree Consulting Club (DACC) to learn about careers in management consulting. In addition to hearing an overview …

By Grace Athy
Grace Athy Assistant Director, Career Services
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Lessons on Leadership and Community from 25 Leaders of Color

by Darren Isom,, Cora Daniels, & Britt Savage

September 15, 2022

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The specific attributes that leaders of color bring can be the key to unlocking great leadership — for everyone. To better understand the relationship between leadership …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Find hidden opportunities through news and trends

Many students say they “just want a job,” but no employer wants to hear that, and in reality, the more you know about what energizes you, the more you can develop a niche and set yourself aside from other candidates in the job search. Pay close attention to news and trends. When you ‘read between the lines,’ you can uncover hidden career opportunities while increasing your comfort with industry lingo needed for networking and job interviewing in your field.

By Chloë Benjamin (she/her)
Chloë Benjamin (she/her) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services and Professional Development
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Resources

If your search is not getting the results you want, it’s time to troubleshoot. First, start with the basics and …

Once you’ve established a solid search, improve your ability to incorporate the employer perspective. This single factor is often the …

Congratulations! You’ve got a solid search if you are:
✅ confidently submitting online applications
✅ reaching out to people at the organizations …

Start Your Search with Focus and a Plan.

These three steps will ensure your search is on track from start …

Common Scams Targeting International Students | Interstride

Job and Internship Search is one area where scammers sometimes pop up. This handy guide from Interstride, a resource you …

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