TEST YOUR PROTOTYPE
Congratulations! You have a prototype!
Whether you’re launching a job search, applying to graduate school, or starting your own business, your next step is to create and implement an action plan. What do you need to test your prototype? Should you develop your professional network, access resources, build skills, or polish your brand? First, consider your value proposition. What do you have to offer to an employer, investor, or graduate school department? Learn about job requirements and employer expectations. Become familiar with the skills needed for success in your chosen field. Brand yourself accordingly in your social media, your job search documents (CV, resume, and cover letter), or essays for graduate school. First impressions matter! Once you know your brand, you are ready to take action.