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Career Development Process

Career CenterThe IVC Career Center is the gateway to your career planning process. Our goal is to help you understand where you are in the career development process so that we can assist you with services and resources that will benefit you.

The following stages represent a model of the career development process in which our counselors work. Understanding that this process is an ongoing and lifelong is stressed and that a person may weave in and out of these stages at various points in their life.

  1. SELF ASSESSMENT
    • Personality
    • Interest
    • Skills/Abilities
    • Values
    • Lifestyle Preferences
  2. IDENTIFY POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS
  3. CAREER RESEARCH
    • Career Center
    • Real World Research
  4. CAREER DECISION MAKING
  5. CAREER GOAL SETTING
  6. SELF MARKETING/JOB SEARCH
    • Planning a Job Search
    • Networking
    • Informational Interviewing
    • Resume Writing
    • Interviewing

Knowing where you are in the career development process will help you to determine what you need to do next.

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