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  • Interview Tips
  • Career Assessment

    The FIU Career and Talent Development Department offers two Career Assessments, MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI) and STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY (SII), both reliable and valid, which are administered and interpreted by certified professionals. Both assessments will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

    The purpose of these Career Assessments is to enhance self-understanding and help give direction to your own unique career exploration process. It will not give you an exact list of occupations that are guaranteed perfect matches for you. However, with the assistance of a career counselor, this can serve as an effective guide for your career search.

  • Career Readiness

    NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

    These competencies are: 

    1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
    2. Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
    3. Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
    4. Digital Technology: Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
    5. Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
    6. Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
    7. Career Management: Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
    8. Global/Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

    PDF of Career Readiness Competencies


    *Source: http://www.naceweb.org/knowledge/career-readiness-competencies.aspx

  • NACE Salary Calculator Center
  • Tips for Career Development Success
  • Branding Yourself
    In an ever changing global world, our students need to find ways to standout and market themselves as part of their professional development. We offer a variety of Branding workshops and events throughout the year:
    • Branding for Success
    • Branding with LinkedIn
    • What's Your Brand?
    • LinkedIn 101
    • LinkedIn Day
    Professional Headshots for LinkedIn
    Every semester we offer FIU students and alumni the opportunity to have a professional head shot taken for their LinkedIn profile.

    Create FIU Branded Business Cards for Students


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