Do You Have the Skills Necessary To Advance Your Career?

Do You Have the Skills Necessary for Your Dream Career?

By Roxanne L. Globis

Whether you’re looking to start, change or advance your career, career planning can get complicated.

And time consuming.

And confusing.

And a thousand other challenges.

However, if you create a plan, the more effective you will be in your job search. Let that plan help you research, discover and cultivate the skills you’ll need for your chosen career, and you can ensure success for the future you. Here are five online tools and career resources that can guide you every step of the way, from before you graduate to earning your degree, and beyond.


If you're looking to network with people at a specific company, industry or location, the LinkedIn Alumni tool makes finding (and connecting) with Thomas Edison State College alumni easy. Want more? Join the conversation and become a member of the College's student and alumni group.



You can build your pathway to career success with this robust tool that offers tips for job searching and links to national, state and local resources. It also includes the Military-to-Civilian Job Search tool where veterans and service members can search for jobs based on the skills and experiences gained in the military.


American Corporate Partners (ACP)

In a new partnership created earlier this year, Thomas Edison State College military and veteran students can utilize the services of this nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting service members in their transition from the military to a civilian career. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling and networking opportunities.


mySkills myFuture

This tools helps you find new occupations to explore. You can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to your current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs and/or apply for jobs.


My Next Move

Explore your career options with this interactive tool that includes the tasks, skills, salary information and more for over 900 different careers.


Find more career resources by visiting our Alumni Careers page.


What online career resources have worked well for you? Let us know in the comments!


Written by Roxanne Globis

Roxanne is the Director of Alumni Affairs and has been at the College for 8 years. Connect with her via email at

Topics: Student Services, Military and Veterans, Career

Posted Tuesday, April 8, 2014