Career Exploration 101 Using GoinGlobal

Career News May 23, 2024 No Comments
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Overwhelm is part of early career exploration, as are the many questions and decisions you face at the start.  But gathering information and resources can go a long way toward lifting the fog of uncertainty and help clear the way to your career path.

Assuming you’ve made good use of your career center advisory staff and taken preliminary self-assessment tests for a solid sense of your interest, skills, and strengths, you’ll need to get more into researching industries, talking to professionals, and trying things out.

And that’s where GoinGlobal can help.

Utilizing GoinGlobal’s Extensive Country & City Career Guides for Research

Written by subject-matter experts, all of GoinGlobal’s 120+ country and city career guides offer sections on top companies by location, professional associations, industry organizations, corporate and trade groups and social and service clubs. This information can help you research career fields, delve into industry trends, and create lists of key contacts. These lists can be found in the guide sections: Hiring Opportunities, Personal and Professional Networking and General Resources

Connect with Professionals

Informational interviewing is a great way to learn about various types of careers, meet people in particular career fields and understand the work involved with a certain job. GoinGlobal’s Employer Directory will support your exploration of thousands of detailed corporate profiles and key contact information for leading in-country and multinational employers with local operations throughout 196 countries. You can locate prospective employers for networking, quickly view company descriptions, revenue and identify contacts, so you can find the right people to interview.

Explore and Build Experience through Internships

We are talking about career exploration, it’s a process, so internships are a great way to explore and gain insights without a long-term commitment. GoinGlobal makes it easy to search for internship positions in the nonprofit and international development fields, as well as opportunities with public and private organizations of every size and focus. GoinGlobal’s Internship database features millions of opportunities around the globe—all updated daily.

Bottom line:  Make connections to help you make the best-informed decisions.

*Access to GoinGlobal’s resource database is provided through subscribing institutions. Contact your college/university’s career center or library for access instructions.

Mary Anne Thompson

Mary Anne Thompson founded GoinGlobal, Inc. more than two decades ago as a result of her own experiences job hunting in Sweden. She believes that to uncover the real job opportunities, you need the experience and personal insights of trained local specialists. Mary Anne continues to be an active CEO who shares her strategies and insights directly with clients to help them strategically maximize GoinGlobal’s unique resources.