Career Preparation


Being prepared for any activity, event, or decision we make often leads to greater success than heading into a situation without much advance thought or planning. This is true in all aspects of our lives, including our work and the decisions we making surrounding our career.

This section of the Career Services website offers tools and individual consultation opportunities that may help you prepare for career advancement or change.


  • Holland Theory
    Career development theorist John Holland, PhD., developed a theory of career choice based on six themes of people and work environments within which all jobs can be classified as: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, or Conventional. There are many websites offering the opportunity to do self-assessments based on this theory, two of which are

My Profile

My profile is a tool within Endeavor that allows employees to create a profile of their professional and educational experiences. This profile can be used by supervisors, managers and executives to become more familiar with their organization and its employees. The profile can serve as an outlet for employees to showcase their talents, experiences and qualifications. Access is available by direct login to Endeavor or through Inside.nd


Sometimes it takes one-on-one consultation to get started in the right direction along your career path. To arrange for a consultation with the HR Learning and Development group, contact askHR at 631-5900. Topics may include:

  • Mapping out a job search strategy
  • Interview skills coaching
  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Reviewing educational and training opportunities
  • Assistance with assessing interests and job fit
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