Career Development Guide

At Cal, we use a 5-part model of career development to help you organize your career development planning activities.  We encourage you to explore all the information, resources, and tools provided in each area of our model.

Career Development

Career Development at UC Berkeley
“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King

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Your Career Development Resources – Building Momentum for the New Year - The Spring schedule of career development workshops will kick off later this month. The workshops are held over the noon hour to fit into busy schedules, so feel free to bring your lunch. They address a full range of career development priorities, from clarifying your interests, skills and direction – to communicating your strengths through resumes, interviews, and online presence.
Career Story: Norman Tom – How One Person Can Quietly Make a Big Difference Career Story: Norman Tom – How One Person Can Quietly Make a Big Difference - Norman Tom, who recently retired after a career at the College of Chemistry spanning several decades , doesn’t think of himself as an innovator; he modestly says he “just gets stuff done.” But his persistence and passion helped create valuable new professional development opportunities for staff. He’s a good example of how one person can quietly make a big difference.
Career Story: Luis Hernández: Cal Alum, Staff Member, Veteran, Immigrant Career Story: Luis Hernández: Cal Alum, Staff Member, Veteran, Immigrant - Luis Hernández is an Academic Achievement Counselor with Cal Veterans, where his experiences as a veteran and Cal alumnus inform his work everyday. The Wisdom Café sat down with Luis, who shared his story as a first-generation immigrant, veteran, and Cal alum, in order to understand the crucial role he plays in the campus and staff communities.
Recomendation: What Color is Your Parachute - If you are looking for one resource to help navigate the sometimes choppy waters of career planning, I would consider putting Richard Bolles’ What Color is Your Parachute at the top of your list. Bolles’ guide, which has been updated every year since its debut in 1970, provides practical and time-tested strategies for everything from initial career exploration through salary negotiation.
Recommendation: “Vulnerability” TED Talk - I hate being vulnerable. The older I get, however, the more I realize that it's actually a virtue, and not a sign of weakness. This was a disturbing realization for me, and I felt a deep sense of kinship with Brene Brown when I came across this TED talk titled, "Vulnerability." I can relate with almost everything she says about discovering that vulnerability is actually a key to strength of character and resilience, and I would highly recommend this to my colleagues as food for thought.
Reflections from NOW 2016 Take Charge of Your Career NOW! - Dr. Sid Reel reflects on this year's NOW Conference this past July. She offers suggestions on 'taking charge of your career,' based on this year's NOW Conference theme: "Reflect, Envision, Act."
Joanne Straley Career Story Joanne Straley Career Story - Kari Hamilton, Associate Director of Career Services at the Goldman School of Public Policy, sat down with Joanne Straley, Senior Director of Student Services in the School of Journalism, to discuss her career, Berkeley Facilitator's Network, and the Catalyst Program.
Managing Your Career - Developing your career involves a whole range of activities, such as assessing your strengths and preferences; exploring opportunity areas, and acquiring new skills. But what binds them together as a cohesive process? That’s the role of Career Management.
Career Story: Building with Brian Joseph - Brian Joseph, the College of Letters & Science Facility Manager, talks about how he's built a career at Berkeley.
Curiosity: The Spark Behind the Spark - Everyone has the capacity to tap into their not-so-elusive creative mojo. Whether you are a writer, a student, or a business person, each one of us, deep down, has a creative voice that drives innovation. For some, that creative voice may be silenced by the “noise” from our busy lives or the resounding voice of fear. So, how can we hit the mute button?
Owning Your Career was last modified: April 26th, 2017 by admin