How Do I Launch My Career?


I love PBS – especially the public television station’s educational children’s television shows. I learned “agua”, the Spanish word for water, from Sesame Street. Sesame Street has taught children about divorce, death, and diversity for over three decades.

It’s seems completely logical that just a bit of the increase in the numbers of college students majoring in Forensic Science can be attributed to shows like CSI and NCIS. Has television influenced your academic or professional endeavors at all?

Ever wonder what it would be like to hunt alligators in Louisiana? Check out Swamp People.

Want to learn how to pitch a product to investors? Check out Shark Tank.

Don’t think you can make a living wage building tree houses? Treehouse Masters will prove you wrong.

Are you hoping to excel in the hospitality industry? Pick up a few pointers from Hotel Impossible.

Interested in becoming an interior designer or real estate agent? Get your creative juices flowing with Love It Or List It.

Whether you are diving into your first real job or changing careers I recommend easing into the arena. The fastest way to ease into a career is by doing the career. The reason that universities require internships and employers ask for education or experience is because you really can’t beat on the job training. Reading, watching, and studying are not enough to excel in a tough job market. Greatness comes from action. The best way to learn is to learn by doing. Volunteering or interning in an industry or organization that interests you gives you a chance to try out the work and see if you like it, develop the skills to succeed in the field, and if done well affords you the opportunity to secure a strong professional reference. You may not get paid immediately but the long-term gains can be priceless.

Purchase “Get Hired Toolbox: 30 Ways To Land the Job of Your Dreams” for more strategies for finding a job and launching a career.

Did you volunteer or intern in your current industry to gain experience?

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Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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