Professional and Executive Education at Rutgers School of Business – Camden wants to be your career partner. Our programs and courses are designed to help you acquire the tools that can take your career to the next level. We have compiled a portfolio of resources to help you discover what you need to know so you can make sure your next career step is the right one.

Research suggests that the days of a steady, stable career are over. Organizations have become flatter and flatter. The model of upward progression is more commonly being replaced by team or project leadership. Young, newly hired employees often have skills not found in experienced hires, leaving many older people to work for young leaders. And the rapid pace of technology makes many jobs, crafts, and skills go out of date in only a few years. This requires ongoing up-skilling and re-skilling.

The following list of curated resources can help you design a career path that will enable you to thrive in the 21st Century.

Most employers are looking for people with the right types of skills to make them a fit for the job. When at looking at candidates, there are two kinds of skills and qualities employers seek in all their employees, regardless of the position.

  • “Soft skills” also known as “professional skills,” which include the interpersonal skills and attributes you need to succeed in the workplace and support a healthy workplace environment.
  • “Hard skills” also known as “technical skills”. These are the more tangible skills that most projects require. They are the specific knowledge and abilities required to do the job.

The following list of curated resources gives you the employers perspective, which will enable you to obtain the next job along your career trajectory.

Individuals change careers for many different reasons. Your career goals or personal values may have changed, you may have discovered new interests or skills, you may wish to make more money, or have more flexible hours, just to name a few.

However, before making a change, it is important to take stock of where you are now to evaluate your present situation and – not to be avoided – take the time to explore a variety of career options. If after going through these steps you decide your career needs a new direction, then you can knowingly choose a new career that will be more satisfying for you – without looking back.

The following list of curated resources can help you determine if a career change is right for you.

Managing your own career means taking ownership of your career by identifying specific goals, and then building a development plan to create a blueprint for meeting those goals. Because of the changing nature of work, career advancement can easily transcend beyond the walls of your current employer. No matter where you work – or whether you currently have a portfolio of contract work – each of us as individuals is ultimately in charge of managing our own career.

The following list of curated resources can help you make meaningful progress toward effectively managing your career advancement.

Not sure or want some reinforcement on the direction you would like to take your career?  Looking at this from a number of different perspectives can help you map your skills, competencies, and interests to a career that will be meaningful for you.

The following list of curated resources can help bring clarity into your career decision-making process.

The most successful people are the ones who take ownership of their careers and are intentional with their actions to prepare for the future. Taking more ownership of your career can lead to happier, more purposeful lives.

The following list of curated resources identifies resources that represent a number of facets to consider as you take ownership of your career.