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Create a Plan for Success

7 Steps that Lead to a Job You'll Love

It's hard to figure out where you want to go to school, what program is best for you, or what your next job should be. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

Download this handy Roadmap to help guide you on the journey.

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    Learn About Industries

    There is a lot going on in TN, and it's not always easy to see where you fit. This site profiled the hottest industries in the state. What does that mean for you? You get a chance to explore these industries to see where you might fit.

    You can see what the industry is all about and learn what skills are needed. You can even check out popular career pathways for each industry to see what your career might look like.

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    Find job that fits you

    We've also collected a lot of data on great jobs, many of which don't require a 4-year degree. This site features jobs that pay good wages and offer advancement opportunities.

    An important part of find out what fits you may be career and education assessments. Ask your high school career counselor, college Career Services or another Career Guide what's right for you.

    Best of all, in less than 5 minutes, you can be matched with careers that are a great fit for you on this site. Find a job that matches you!

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    Explore your Education Options

    Explore schools and educational programs in your area that can prepare you for an amazing career. Look at a variety of schools, including community colleges, four-year universities, and Tennessee Technology Centers offering technical/vocational training. There are many options to consider.

    Explore Educators
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    Stick with it

    You've decided what program is best to get you where you want to go. Now it's all about keeping that vision of success alive. You'll probably hit a few speed bumps along the way, everyone does. Remember that your school and community have a lot of great resources to help you navigate tough spots. You got this!

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    Apply for the Job

    If you're ready to start applying for jobs, congratulations! Remember that there are helpful career advisors throughout the state.

    Career Guides
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    Interview for the Job

    You're almost there! Brush up on your interview skills by visiting your school's Career Services office or check out our Career Guides page to get help.

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    Start your new Job!

    You're almost there! Brush up on your interview skills by visiting your school's Career Services office or check out our Career Guides page to get help.

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