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3 Career Discovery Steps

3 Steps to Career Discovery 

The 3 Steps to Career Discovery  are -
  1. Discover your career Interests!
  2. Discover careers that match your career interests!
  3. Discover a college/ university or training programs that will prepare you for your future career!

Step One:  Discover Your Career Interests!

Discover your top interest area -

  • Realistic people enjoy careers that involve manipulating tools, doing mechanical or manual tasks, or performing athletic activities
  • Investigative people enjoy careers that involve working with abstract ideas and solving intellectual problems
  • Artistic careers enjoy careers that involve using imagination and creative expression .
  • Social careers enjoy careers that involve interacting with people and are concerned with the welfare of people
  • Enterprising careers enjoy careers that involve leading, managing, and organizing
  • Conventional careers enjoy careers that involve ordering activities paying attention to details

Step Two:  Discover Careers That Match Interests!

Using your career interests, filter career by the following criteria -

  • Job Family
  • Green Job
  • Bright Outlook
  • Salary

Find detailed career information –

  • Work Interest Profile
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Work Conditions
  • Education Requirements
  • Outlook
  • Earnings
  • Compare careers.

RIASEC INVENTORY

RIASEC Inventory is one of the best career tool to discover your career interests and potential careers! 

Key features of the RIASEC Inventory are -

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: High school student, college student, adult
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations
  • Cost: Low!!!

The RIASEC Inventory gives you a fast and informative way to explore occupations based on your interests. The inventory is a valid way to explore different career options.

Online RIASEC version -

  • Takes only 10-15 minutes to complete
  • Uses Holland’s RIASEC coding system and latest O*NET national occupational database job titles
  • Scores into six interest areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional

Using the RIASEC system developed by John Holland--the most widely used occupational interest coding system available.

Use this inventory to identify their job interests.

Complete only 72 work activity statements.

Match results those interests to potential careers.

The Holland Code inventory, a quick and easy assessment, is perfect for job seekers who have little time to spend on testing and career exploration.

Support materials include -

  • RIASEC Administrative Guide
  • RIASEC Occupations List

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Step Three:  Discover Right Majors & Colleges

Explore Careers and College Majors System

The features of Explore Careers and College Majors System (Sale!) are:

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Abilities/Skills, Values
  • Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

Explore Careers and College Majors System is a personalized, online,  interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System

There are five sections in the Dashboard -

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

Self Assessment

The Self Assessment section begins with the My Academic Strengths.

The results provide an overview of the following areas -

  • Subjects "I do very well"
  • Subjects "I do alright"
  • Subjects "I don't do well"
  • "I never took this subject"

 There are four assessments -

  • Work Interest Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Values Assessment
  • Skills Assessment

There are detailed instructions for each assessment.

Explore the Possibilities

The Explore the Possibilities is the Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

Career Exploration

In the Career Exploration section,
  • You perform personalized career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.

After completing the interests, skills, personality types, and/or values tests, you can personalized occupations to your results and click on any occupation that interests you. 

Then, you filter and personalize occupations by the following criteria:
  • Alphabetically
  • Job Family
  • Green Job
  • Bright Outlook
  • Salary
  • Saved Occupations

After completing Career Exploration, you will -

  • Match Holland Codes to training programs
  • Perform personalized research to identify potential training programs
  • Use training program search web site to find potential training programs

 Explore and Occupation

The Explore and Occupation section is designed to help you can access college majors or degree programs. 

One method is to click on the Explore any Occupation link. 

Click on any occupation that interests you.   Then, click on Education Requirements.

 Another college major tool is the Explore Any Major Area of Study That Interests You tool.

College Major Exploration

Click on the College Search tool to use excellent college search resources!.

College Search options include -
  • Type of College
  • Enrollment & Costs
  • Majors Offered
  • Test Scores and Selectivity
  • Location
  • Athletics & Activities
  • Search for colleges by name

Take Action

The purpose of the Take Action section is to create a personalized road map of your academic and career development activities.  Take Action serves as an online portfolio.


The areas under the Take Action section are -

  • My Education
  • My Professional Development

My Education covers -

  • My Area of Study: Past, Current and Future
  • My Study Abroad: Past, Current and Future
  • My Awards, Research, Publications, Presentations
  • My Campus Involvement: Teams/Clubs/Leadership

My Professional Development entails topics such as -

  • My Internships: Past, Current and Future
  • My Work Experience: Past, Current and Future
  • My Volunteer / Community Service Experience: Past, Current and Future
  • My Network of Contacts
  • My Social Networking, Professional Memberships
  • Resume / Cover Letter / Other Documents

Career and Education Planning Results

Career and Education Planning Results are a summary of your personalized assessment results and saved preferences.

Recommended Tools & Websites

Recommended Tools & Websites include -

  • Job Boards and Internship Opportunities
  • Links to Resources - including extensive online step-by-step tutorial loaded with downloads and websites

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