Next Steps on

Next steps are suggestions for what students should do next.

Professionals answering questions on can now add “next steps” into their answers. Adding a next step is a great way to help students turn learning into action. It’s also ProTip #5 (read all 10 of our ProTips here:, a critical component of what makes the highest quality advice on the internet (aka “Best of the Village”).

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How Professionals add next steps to answers
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How Students save next steps for later

ProTip: What makes a GREAT next step

Next steps are small achievable steps towards your career goals! The best next steps can be thought of as “tasks” on a students list of things to do. No next step is too detailed or specific. Great next steps are SMART goals. Here are some examples:

  • Add three pieces of art to your graphic arts portfolio
  • Email someone who does your dream job to ask for “an informational interview”
  • Send a draft of your resume to a teacher you know for feedback
  • Read the book “The Vault Guide to Case Study Interviews”
  • Join or start a math club at your high school

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