Viewers: in countries Watching now:
Are you feeling stuck in your current position, seeking a new one, or contemplating a career change? In this interview, author and career coach Valerie Sutton answers common questions about career development. For those thinking about a new career, she offers advice on assessing your passions and your personality, knowing when you need more education to get the job you want, and researching hiring trends in the industries that interest you. For those actively searching for jobs or getting back into the job market after an absence, she discusses how to write resumes and cover letters that speak to your talents, impress potential employers, and help you land an interview.
Jeff Layton: As anyone who knows who's been trying to change careers or they're currently out of work, it can be a moment where you're very frustrated; you might be very anxious. It's difficult, emotionally. Do you have any advice for someone out there who might be in that situation right now? Valerie Sutton: Absolutely, I would look for a support network, and the type of network you want is really a developmental network, so you're looking at creating sort of a team of people that can support you in this process.
So you want to look for people that really have the expertise on the career side of things that can help coach you sort of how do you do your resume, where the job opportunities might be in that very career, specific information you need. And then you need to look for people that are going provide you with that social support. So when you're really down, that person that picks you up and says you know, hey, its okay; you're going to do this. Just keep moving forward and keep with it. So that very supportive friend or family member is important.
Jeff: Valerie this has been fun having this conversation. Valerie: It was my pleasure, Jeff. Jeff Layton: Thank you for watching us and thank you for all of your feedback. We'll see you next time.
There are currently no FAQs about Insights from a College Career Coach.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.