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Career Advancement

Self PicYou landed your job, now itís time to thrive! Regardless of whether you are working, in graduate school, or embarking on your own business, you will be using the same strategies to advance in your career path.

We have provided you with a few tips below.

Maintain a clear vision
Think about where you want to be in 2 years, in 5 years, and even 10 years from now. Hone in on your skills and develop a clear vision of where you see your career path taking you. Continue to develop your career plan and work to get there.

Be your own marketer
In todayís competitive job market, you may be employed in several contract positions before becoming a full-time employee. Maintain control of your finances, create work-life balance and promote your personal brand†whenever the opportunity arises.

Network
Stay in contact with your peers from university, attend company and industry events, join mentoring programs and take advantage of professional development opportunities through your employer, join committees both at work and outside of work, and keep your LinkedIn profile up to date.

Continue learning
Maintain your vision and participate in training and education (both at work and outside of the workplace) to keep up with the latest trends.

Maintain Balance
It is easy to get caught up in work; remember the things you are passionate about and give yourself time each week for this (volunteer work, hobbies, etc.). #Itís also important to make time for friends and family.

Stay in contact with UOIT
Update your information with UOITís Alumni office and stay in touch to receive discounts, award programs, and event information. Visit the UOIT Alumni website for more information:
http://uoit.ca/visitors_alumni/alumni/index.php