Career development resources are plentiful—but it helps to know where to start! Here are a few we recommend to get you thoroughly envisioning your career and beginning to take the necessary steps to get where you want to go, especially in tough times.
ONLINE TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Forté’s Virtual Campus: Forté’s own college website offers webinars, videos, podcasts and an online forum to help college women position themselves for their careers.
CareerLeader: CareerLeader is a business career self-assessment tool used by most Forté business schools.
Women For Hire: Women For Hire’s website offers great tips for beginning your career search, including “Reinventing Yourself” and “Creating a Career Vision Board.”
Forté Podcast on Dealmaking and Negotiations: Listen to a recent Forté podcast of Stacy Sonnenberg of Goldman Sachs and Susan Fleming Cabrera, now at Yale University, talking about how to cultivate negotiation skills.
Maggie Mistal: Maggie Mistal is a recent MBA Conference speaker, a career coach and expert contributor for Martha Stewart Living Radio. Her website lists useful recommendations, and she offers classes, webinars, a career blog, and coaching services.
Ask for it: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever (Bantam Dell)
Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson (Plume)
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through Secrets of Personality Typeby Paul D.Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger (Little, Brown)
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Bruce M. Patton, William L. Ury and Roger Fisher (Houghton Mifflin)
I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work by Julie Jansen (Penguin)
Now What? The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career by Nicholas Lore (Fireside)
The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore (Fireside)