How to Future Proof Your Career

Posted on June 11, 2020

How can you future proof your career when you don't know what the future holds? Career Launch SD is a good place to start. Our Career Advisors will help you find an education and career path that can increase your earnings and find secure and meaningful employment. You don’t need to figure it all out on your own. We’ll work with you one-on-one to develop a personalized plan of action. Our tools, resources, unique perspective, and deep ties to employers in your community will make it easy to reach a new level of success.

Safeguard your future with help from Career Launch SD. Here’s how:

High School Equivalency

Earning your GED® or other high school equivalency credential offers a strong foundation in building your future. GED completion can make you more attractive to employers, can lead to higher wages, and can improve your chances for advancement. Don’t overlook this important credential. Connect with Career Launch SD to find a training provider in your community. Let us stand behind you with direct support and case management as you reach your goals.

Career Exploration

What careers are available in your community? Which careers interest you the most? Which careers can help you sustain the lifestyle you want? Answer these questions and more by engaging in career exploration with Career Launch SD. Career Advisors can help you assess your interests and skills so you can better invest your time exploring careers that match your needs and aspirations. Learn more about a day in the life of a career that interests you by connecting with local businesses through job shadows, informational interviews, and work experiences.

Training Opportunities

Career exploration can also help determine what post-secondary training you need to be successful in a career that means something to you. Career Launch SD can help determine training requirements, upfront costs, outlooks, and more. Work with a Career Advisor to investigate the different types of training available. The possibilities can range from on-the-job training to Registered Apprenticeships. You may even be eligible for financial assistance when completing post-secondary training.

Job Search Assistance

After you’ve built your foundational skills and have determined the career option you’d like to pursue, our Career Advisors can help with your job search plan. We’ll help you search the 19,000+ job listings in SDWORKS, make the most of a job fair, fill out applications, write resumes and cover letters, and practice interviewing. You’ll be ready to meet employers with confidence and enthusiasm.

Future proofing your career can be hard, and doing it on your own can be even harder. Connect with a Career Advisor today through Career Launch SD to stay focused and build the real-world skills needed to succeed. You can do it. We can help.