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How do I search for careers I want?

#welding #nuclearengineer #navy
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Sunny’s Answer

Hi Shayla,

I think you could ask your friends or family first about careers that are interesting to you. I saw your hashtags #welding #nuclearengineer #navy in your question and if you could find someone who is in these careers, then they could be your bridge to get to know more about the career path. If you could not find someone in the career field, that is ok too. You can use specific career websites to get more information. For example, there is a website for welding careers (https://www.careersinwelding.com/). It summarizes key points of the career and where the welding schools are located.

After your research is done, finding a school or applying for an internship would be beneficial. Old saying goes "Seeing is believing.". If you actually see how the people in the industry work and build their careers, it would give you more confidence in choosing what field you would take for your future.

If you are still wondering what career would fit you, you could take a free career assessment. It will help you shape your ideas and thoughts about what you want to be in your future. (https://www.careerexplorer.com/assessments/)

Good luck on your career!


Sunny


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Sarah’s Answer

One thing that really helped me hone my interests was taking courses online (i.e. EDX/Coursera) to learn a little more about different industries. I also got some neat certifications (i.e. Bloomberg Markets Certification) that I could post on LinkedIn and use on my resume for interviews!

Also looking for internships is a great help - that is really what propelled me into my career. Interning was also a great way to begin networking and helped me hear from a lot of different professionals.

More along the lines of networking, using LinkedIn to network and message people to hear about their experiences will help you make a path to your career. People love to talk about what they do as well as help others succeed.

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Ruth-Anne’s Answer

The Navy also has a dedicated nuclear program. There are career paths for both college grads and high school grads. A family friend was enlisted in this program and said that he learned a lot of skills transferable to civilian life. See the link below for additional information on this program.

Ruth-Anne recommends the following next steps:

https://www.navy.com/nuclear

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Alex’s Answer

Hi Shay,

The first step would be to talk to your local recruiter and take the ASVAB. this will give you an idea of what kind of jobs that you can get with your score. If welding engineering is what your looking at that would be a hull technician (HT).

I will say this dont feel pressured by any recruiter though take your time and make sure know what you want to do in the navy.

I am an engineer myself damage controlman and I work with hull technicians on a daily basis so if you want to know more please fill free to ask me any questions you may have about the navy.

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Bryan’s Answer

I used LinkedIn to build my network and also used professional recruiters since they have more access to job openings. All depends on what career you are looking for, it's worth talking to someone that could be your mentor in the same field and get your resume updated just in case opportunity pops up.

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