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This guide will help you find resources in choosing a career.
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Choosing a Career

Learning more about your personality and your interests is the first step in determining what careers will be a good match for you.

  • Focus2 Career Assessment  
    Focus2 is a FREE and easy way to learn about careers that match your particular interests and skills and values.
  • The Keirsey Temperament Sorter
    The Keirsey Temperament SorterĀ®-II (KTSĀ®-II) is the most widely used personality test which helps individuals discover their personality type.
  • O*Net Interest Profiler
    The Interest Profiler will help you determine what careers match your interests.

From College to a Career

Explore these sites that discuss how to choose a major.

  • College Prep 101
    In addition to preparing you for college, this site has a great discussion on questions you need to ask yourself before choosing a major.
  • UCal Berkeley Career Plan
    While some of the information is specific to this college, there are alot of great resources for the general public on choosing a career.
  • GED Online Diploma Career Guide
    This site provides lists of other career sites, resume tips, interview techniques,etc.

Researching a Career

Once you've identified some potential career choices, you will want to learn more about the salary, type of work you will be doing, and the training and education necessary to acheive your goals.

  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
    This library database contains detailed industry descriptions and information on careers in various industries.
  • Films on Demand- Career and job search videos
    Watch these short videos from the library's "Films on Demand" database to help you explore various careers.
  • O'Net
    Research careers to learn related tasks, tools, skills and much more. Using information gathered from people working in the field you can find out what is most important to the career as well.
  • America's Career Info Net
    Research information about an occupation or an industry using information provided by the US. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
  • Virtual Career Network
    This guide provides information on nursing careers.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the U.S. Department of Labor's nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

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