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

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Telling Your Professional Story - Arriving in Northern California years ago for a job that I loved, I got to implement quality improvement principles and tools in a hospital. (This was my favorite job ever, well…that is…before the job I have now.)  It meant facilitating teams of people who came… Read more...
Your Last 2 weeks begins today - I’m leaving my full time job at the university after 21 years here. This was my first employer right after college and have been here ever since. Helen Norris, who worked here for many years, wrote a piece about how everyone talks about your first… Read more...
I Resolve To… - Another year has begun, and brought a new chance to put intention into action.  Resolutions have a mixed reputation, and quite honestly, I’m not the best at keeping them.  But as a huge proponent of clarifying direction and goals, here’s what’s on my mind.  … Read more...
News from the Staff Career Development Program - Spring Workshops Growing your career involves focus, perspective, resilience, and yes…skills.  It’s good news that those skills and perspectives can be developed.  Workshops are available this winter and spring on significant aspects of career-planning and career-communication.  Registration is required through the UC Learning Center.  Visit… Read more...
To Grow Your Career – Grow Your Skills - by Terrie Moore - Career coach and blogger Chrissy Scivicque calls professional development the #1 most important tool for career growth.  I agree that it is crucial, whether you want to move up, move to a different type of role, or you’re already in your dream job.  
Lynda.com and your career development - Cultivating your career involves learnable skills. A recent count of Lynda.com courses resulted in well over 50 that directly address career development skills and topics. That’s great, but who has time to explore all of them? Here are a few selections suggested by professionals concerned with the career development of UC Berkeley staff.
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.
Owning Your Career was last modified: June 4th, 2018 by admin