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Career Search and Assessments

Career Search

Students- be proactive about figuring out what career is best for you. Complete career assessments and research careers using the following websites:

1. Use the My Next Move website (http://www.mynextmove.org/)  to learn more about your career of interest or to begin searching for a career that interests you.

2a. Use the Humanmetrics website (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp) to complete an assessment on your personality type and careers that match it.

2b. Use the iSEEK Careers Skills Assessment: http://www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment.  Complete the assessment on your skill type and careers that match it.

3. Use the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (http://www.bls.gov/k12/students.htm.).  Research different careers and answer the questions below in finding out more about them.
How does the occupation fit your skills and interests?
What will you be doing in the occupation?
What is the necessary education and/or training?
How many jobs are there in the occupation currently?
Is the occupation projected to grow, decline, or remain unchanged? Why?
How much does this occupation pay? What do the top 10 percent earn? The bottom 10 percent?
Find someone with a job in the occupation you are interested in, and interview him or her. The interviewer should find out
o What kind of work the person does.
o What the person likes and dislikes about the job.
o What advice the person would give to someone interested in a career in this field.