Kickstart Your Career

Kickstart Your Career

Whether you are confident in what you want your future to look like, or feel totally lost, there will likely be some surprises in your career journey. *Did you know that 70% of university graduates admit that unplanned events significantly influenced their career?

What’s your situation?

Adapted from "You Majored in What?:  Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career" by Katharine Brooks, 2009.

The steps you take to move forward in your career might look different, depending on how you see your current situation:

No matter which situation you are in, you can do something to kickstart your career.

So are you ready to take action?

“If you want to be absolutely sure of your results, there is one thing you can do - nothing!” - John Krumboltz, Luck Is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career.

Being confident in your career means acting with intention and expecting the unexpected. Even small actions can have significant effects on your career later on, in ways that might surprise you. This can seem like luck, but it’s actually a numbers game: The more actions you take, the more potential opportunities you open yourself to! So, if you’re ready to take action and “create your own luck,”

Here are some ideas to get you started:

*Bright, J. E. H., Pryor, R. G. L., Wilkenfeld, S., & Earl, J. (2005). The role of social context and serendipitous events in career decision making. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 5(1), 19-36. doi:10.1007/s10775-005-2123-6. (

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