Mod 2 Career Journal Prompts

Repeating the module is an opportunity to not only solidify technical skills but also take advantage of extra time to work on your professional development and take concrete steps for your job search.

Reminder that in Mod 2, we covered the topics of:

  • Self-awareness shown through ability to express one’s strengths, values, and professional goals
  • Build on effective habits
  • Decrease ineffective habits
  • Create and follow through on effective job search strategies
  • Best practices for building one’s professional network

As you make your plan here, think about how you can push yourself to grow in these areas further.

Here’s the breakdown of expectations for repeating the module:

Sessions

You are not required to attend any of the professional development sessions you have attended previously. If you choose to attend any sessions, please plan to fully participate in activities, including breakout group discussions. Reminder of the weekly sessions:

Career Journal

  1. Please create a new section of your career journal and title it “Mod 2 Repeat Journal Reflections.” We recommend using this template to organize your responses.
  2. For this module, you should consider 1-2 goals you want to work on and track your progress towards those goals. What should these goals look like? Whatever will be most helpful for your professional growth this module. Here are some examples:
    • Organization & time management
    • Communication
    • Project & priority management
    • Stress management
    • Practice your professional story
    • Update your LinkedIn profile
    • Create networking plans to connect with more contacts in the Turing community or your own networks
    • Write a blog post about something you’re learning
  3. Please copy and paste these prompts into your career journal:
  • Week 1:
    • Reflections from last mod (what did I do well? Where can I improve?):
    • Goal(s) for the module:
    • Habit to put into place this week:
  • Week 2:
    • Reflections on week 1 (what went well? What would you like to do better? What do you need help with?):
    • Progress on your goal(s):
    • Progress on your habit(s):
    • New ideas or changes to put into place this week:
  • Week 3:
    • Reflections on week 2 (what went well? What would you like to do better? What do you need help with?):
    • Progress on your goal(s):
    • Progress on your habit(s):
    • New ideas or changes to put into place this week:
  • Week 4:
    • Reflections on week 3 (what went well? What would you like to do better? What do you need help with?):
    • Progress on your goal(s):
    • Progress on your habit(s):
    • New ideas or changes to put into place this week:
  • Week 5:
    • Reflections on week 4 (what went well? What would you like to do better? What do you need help with?):
    • Progress on your goal(s):
    • Progress on your habit(s):
    • New ideas or changes to put into place this week:
    • Reflections on the module as a whole (where have you improved? What do you want to continue doing in Module 2? What do you want to stop doing?):

You are expected to be reflecting and responding to these weekly prompts every week during the module in your PD work time. If you have any questions about these expectations, please reach out to Allison.

Reminder that Allison is available for professional coaching. If you’d like to sign up for a session, please fill out this request form.