If students have completed Part I and II of this series, they will have begun the process of identifying existing and potential professional networks. The following exercises are designed to help with the continued expansion and maintenance of this network.
This student resource is about maintaining a working network of professional contacts, and it follows on from Part I in this series. Engaging in network building has multiple benefits for students, in terms of future planning and the development of self-concept, so it is worthwhile investing some time in these activities.
People rarely work in isolation; rather, they operate as part of a team or multiple teams. Because of this, the success of any business or project depends to some extent on the teamwork of its people. If students want to develop their career opportunities, knowing how to work effectively in a team is essential. In this resource, students will learn more about the elements of teamwork and what they can do to develop their abilities. Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Plotting your preferences‘, and ‘Conceptualising careers‘.
This resource set draws on the career story of acclaimed author Liz Byrski. The tool illustrates that many successful career paths are far from linear. It includes a career visioning tool, a career story and a snapshot of the work of writing graduates.