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TAKING CHARGE: CHAPTER 6 DOING THE RESEARCH SECTION 6.3: RESEARCH DURING YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications.

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1 TAKING CHARGE: CHAPTER 6 DOING THE RESEARCH SECTION 6.3: RESEARCH DURING YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

2 RESEARCH Research skills are necessary for the professional world Staying connected to your professional field will be the key to your long-term success © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

3 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Mission is to improve the quality or condition of their members’ professions or organizations May offer:  Benefits  Travel discounts  Reduced insurance costs © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

4 DON’T PUT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW Meet people in your field of interest Learn about job or internship openings Understand trends in the field Polish your communication and presentation skills Prove your future career really matters to you © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

5 PUT FORTH THE EFFORT Meet with a career counselor at school Talk to your instructors Contact someone who works in your field of interest Look in your “own back yard”—on campus Use the Web © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

6 PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS Stay on top of changes in your field Many employers will pay for subscriptions Provides excellent research materials © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

7 FORUMS, RSS FEEDS AND & LIST SERVERS Forums: discussions and postings between users RSS Feeds: Really Simple Syndication is used to publish updated content List Servers: a mailing list of newsletters © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

8 MAKING IT WORK FOR YOU Find the ones that best fit you Take ownerships of your career by:  Investing time in continuing education  Stay up with techniques and technologies  Network with other professionals © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

9 FURTHER REFLECTION Have you researched your career lately? Why or why not? Why do you think it is important to begin researching and networking in your career as early as possible? © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications

10 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Professional Journals Online Economist.com © 2012 IDEAS Center - Publications


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