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Career Exploration & Assessments

The CDO offers a complimentary expert assessment to match an individual to specific business-related careers when compared to a database of hundreds of thousands of business professionals and a platform that provides “in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to launch and build the career of your dreams.

3 Essential Tips for Navigating a Career Change

The idea of a lifelong career has changed a lot in recent years. In the past, the majority of people focused on getting in on the ground level and working their way up a company until they retired. But today’s …

By Jeriann Watkins Ireland - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Trying to Find the Right Career and Job for You? Use This Hierarchy of Needs Approach

Finding a good fit between your personality and your career happens when there’s synchronicity between your tasks, the environment you’re in, and the value you both provide and receive from your responsibilities.

Research backs up the theory that personality-job fit …

By Melody J. Wilding - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Use the ‘5 Whys’ to Clarify Your Career Goals

If you’ve been looking for a way to understand what makes you unique, prepare for interviews, or decide between competing job offers, let me introduce you to the 5 Whys.

The 5 Whys is a “root cause analysis” that aims …

By Jenny Sloop Johnson - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Hoping to Get a New Job Post-Pandemic? Here’s How to Figure Out What You Actually Want

Think of who you were before the coronavirus pandemic started—the plans you had, things you prioritized, and goals you were working toward. Now fast forward to today. Maybe, like so many people, you’ve found your understanding of what you want …

By Liv McConnell - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Book Insights: Next Move, Best Move by Kimberly B. Cummings

The book, Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into A Career You’ll Love, by Kimberly B. Cummings, is a specific and effective framework designed to help guide professionals towards unlocking the full potential of their career. Career transitions can be challenging …

By Ivy Exec - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Phone
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Email
Address

6100 Main Street - MS 531
Houston, TX 77005

Career Service Hours

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T 8:30am - 5:30pm
W 8:30am - 5:30pm
TH 8:30am - 5:30pm
F 8:30am - 5:30pm