Career Resources for Taking Control of Your Career and Life
Career Development is an evolving life-long process of identifying and seeking work-related objectives that will meet both your personal and societal needs and desires. It is estimated that individuals starting their career now may experience an employment cycle of 7 to 10 times in their life time.
EXPERIENCES THE POWER OF ASSESSMENTS
Career and Life Planning is the part of Career Development involving the exploration and discovery that will lead you to making informed choices in choosing a career and a direction for your life. Doing career planning is not only the best way to find your dream occupation, it also defines a pathway which you may identify new ideas that you might not have considered.
- For better results complete more than one inventory.
- Always register when taking an assessment otherwise your information will not be saved.
- Assessments are not tests. They are tools to help you identify and define who you are.
- The assessment instruments posted here are self-directed.
- Contact Larrygoldsmith@jaazle.com if you wish help in interpreting your assessment results
Interest Assessments are used to help you identify work activities that you will find enjoyable and rewarding as an occupation. Classify occupations into work categories.
- The Perfect Career Interest Inventory [A personal assessment tool designed to help you identify your strongest work interests.]
- The Choices Planner (Florida Residents Only)[A career exploration and information system that allows you to assess your interests and abilities.]
- O*NET’s Interest Profiler (Free Registration Required) [The O*NET Interest Profiler (IP) is a self-assessment career exploration tool that can help you discover the type of work activities and occupations that you would like and find exciting.]
Skills Assessments are used to help you identify your skills and how they connect you to various occupations. Explore careers that match your skills. Identify your skills and match them to occupational titles.
- www.mySkillsmyFuture.org [Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their work experience, learn more about these suggested matches.]
- O*NET Data descriptors: Categories of occupational information collected and available for O*NET-SOC occupations.
- “Recognizing your unique blend of abilities can help you make yourself marketable to employers. It may also help you decide if you need to upgrade your skills. ”
Value Assessments are used to help identify work activities that are important to you which fulfill your personal and professional needs. Learn what is important to you in a job. Consider your values when choosing an occupation and a career.
- Rutgers: Values Assessment: Knowing your values will help you choose occupations and make wise employment choices
- Portland Community College: Values Assessment: You might be surprised to learn you have two sets of values — work values and personal values.
- O*NET® Work Importance ProfilerTM [A computerized self-assessment career exploration tool that allows you to focus on what is important to you in a job.]
Personality Assessments are used to understand how you make career decision and how your personality preferences influence your personal and professional life.
Just like your preferred preference in using one hand verses the other, you also have a personality preference. This preference guides your choices or decisions. It influences how you react to things and how you view your world. Becoming aware of how your personality preferences influences your personal and professional life. Using this information effectively empowers you to make wiser, and more informed decisions. For additional information on personality assessment instruments, please contact Larrygoldsmith@jaazle.com to learn how you can apply your personality to achieve greater success in work and life.
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|World of Work||
Are you a Data, Things, Ideas, or People person . . . or somewhere in between?
|Competency Model Clearinghouse||
Understanding competencies and skill sets
Links to other occupational web sites and related-reading materials
Brief, visual introduction to many of the occupations found in our World of Work
|Occupational Outlook Quarterly||
Career and work-related articles on on new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
|The Occupational Outlook Handbook||
The Handbook is the most commonly used source of occupational information. Detailed information (duties, salary, entrance qualifications, etc.) on hundreds of occupations
Largest database on the Internet listing thousands of occupational titles with detailed descriptions
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Searchable database of salary ranges for jobs with basic job descriptions
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