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THE 2021-22 ISSUE OF CAREER READY INDIANA IS HERE!

BE CAREER READY When it comes to careers, we’re all on our own path. Yet no matter how different our backgrounds and goals are, we’re all facing challenges. Education—at any age—can make all the difference. Now more than ever, education and training beyond high school is essential to securing and keeping a job that provides for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to start a new career path or advance in your current one, there are options for you. In Career Ready Indiana, you’ll find information on how to…

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Career Cost Featured 

Danger ahead: Steer clear of debt

Identifying your passions, skills and career options are the biggest pieces of the puzzle when it comes to mapping out a financially secure future, but there’s more to it than that. You have to stay financially healthy, too. Borrowing and/or spending too much money are big temptations that can weigh you down with debt for the rest of your life and cast a shadow over everything you do. It’s a trap too many people fall into. In fact, the average student loan debt for 2018 college graduates was $33,654, according…

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Colleges & Schools Featured 

Career snapshots

Haley Marie Keith, 28 Hometown: Elkhart, Indiana Education: Bachelor’s in History from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas; MBA from Oklahoma State University Now: Founder and CEO of MITO Material Solutions What attracted you back to Indiana after college?Indianapolis is a growing city with the class of the Northeast and the grit of the Midwest. The state is nicknamed the “Crossroads of America,” and I find that to be the best descriptor. Indiana is a great place to grow a business, raise a family and build success for yourself.…

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Career Prep Featured 

Roadtrip Nation … A trip worth taking

Roadtrip Nation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that humanizes career exploration through story and empowers individuals to connect their interests to fulfilling lives and careers. Its mission is to give people from all backgrounds the confidence and self-assurance they need to persist through challenges and define success for themselves. Roadtrip Nation’s founders took their first road trip in 2001, driven by one question: How can you build a life around doing what you love? They set out in a bright green RV to find people across America who loved their…

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Career Prep Featured 

Getting The Job

Identifying what kind of work you’d like to do takes a lot of brainpower. Once you think you know, improve your chances with these tools and tips. Elevator Pitch An elevator pitch is a quick summary of who you are that should take no longer than the 30-60 seconds you might typically spend in an elevator. It’s the response you’ll give when someone says “tell me about yourself.” This might happen at a career fair, at a networking event, in an interview … or even on an elevator. It might…

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