Development Tips of Career Service Social Sciences

Did you know that we post a Development Tip via social media of the Faculty of Social Sciences every week from june 2020 onwards ((Facebook en Instagram)? Below you'll find all the tips that we've posted, for your weekly portion of inspiration for your professional development.

#1: Pay a compliment!
#2: Do what you like to do
#3: Make your difference in this world
#4: Subscribe to our monthly newsletter
#5: Embrace your 'multipotentiality'
#6: Gain self-knowledge
#7: Learn from alumni
#8: Match your career path to your personality
#9: Reframe your concept of success

#1: Pay a compliment!

Did you know you can help your fellow students in their career by giving them a compliment? That way they get to know their strengths and this can guide future career-steps. Who do you pay a compliment today?

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#2: Do what you like to do

It was his childhood dream to be an astronaut. He had the costume and everything. “I didn’t think it was possible,” Mike Massimino said. He got rejected over and over again, but he still figured out a way to pursue his dreams. What can you learn from this astronaut for your career?

#3: Make your difference in this world

Everyone has a part to play in this world. In the vacancy-overview you'll find ideas to find out what suits you.

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#4: Subscribe for our monthly newsletter

That way you'll stay updated of tips, vacancies and (online) events. Subscribe here.

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#5: Embrace your 'multipotentiality'

Have too many passions to settle on just one? Perfect. Your unique mix of interests may turn out to be your very own super power! Check out this TedTalk: Why Some of us Don't Have One True Calling.

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#6: Gain self-knowledge

Are you graduating this summer? Then you are doing this during special times. With research project GradLife, developmental psychologists hope to gain insight into the developments of young people during the transition from student life to the labor market. Do you like to get extra insights in yourself and others in the same phase, and do you speak Dutch? Then take part in research project GradLife! For more information and to join this research project, visit the website.

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#7: Learn from alumni

Vacation! Are you (almost) done with your study? Are you curious about the life of a graduate? And can you still use some tips? Check out this video of our psychology alumna Ranah!

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#8: Match your career path to your personality

Which personality type fits you? And what kind of career path could go together with that? Take the test!*

*Note: this is a free and fun test, but it's not 100% valid and reliable. So discuss the test-results with a friend or family member, and ask them for feedback. Reflecting + talking about yourself with others = insights.

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#9: Reframe your concept of success

Do you ever suffer from career-stress? Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure - and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond to find true pleasure in our work.

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