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Naviance Family Connection: Want to take a survey or questionnaire to help you figure out your strengths, interests, and preferences for a possible career? Try the "StrengthsExplorer" or the "Career Interest Profiler" under the "About Me" tab in Naviance. The "Career Interest Profiler" can be reset and taken again multiple times, but the "StrengthsExplorer" cannot be reset. You can also explore the "Road Trip Nation" short videos to hear interesting and inspiring stories about how people from all walks of life came to the career they have today. Click here for directions to log in.
California Career Zone: A fun and informative website where you can take additional career interest surveys, explore career clusters, and even take a “Reality Check” survey that tells you how much you would need to earn in order to support the lifestyle you want. This website is sponsored by the California Career Resource Network.
UC Berkeley Career Center: Try some of these activities to help you evaluate what your career preferences might be.
O*NET Online: Ever wonder, what exactly does a __(insert random job title)___ do? Search this website to find out. O*NET will also give you a list of job titles that are similar to your original search entry. It will also give you a summary of what training, education, and skills are necessary to obtain that job. This summary can be very useful when exploring jobs—it helps you think about the kinds of relevant skills you might already have (GREAT for helping you craft a resume), and skills that you still need to acquire, either through formal training (apprenticeships, internships, etc.) or through education (community college classes, etc.). This website is sponsored the U.S. Department of Labor.
CareerOneStop: This website is also sponsored the U.S. Department of Labor. By searching for the Occupation Profile of any particular job, you can get information on wages, employment trends, knowledge, skills, and abilities, education and training, and web resources for that job or career. National, state, and local information is available, as well as trend and wage comparisons across occupations and geographical areas.
Explore your interests, skills, personality and values and consider how they relate to possible careers.
Researching career fields based on your assessments results is the next step in career planning. By gathering concrete information, you can make better decisions about your future.