To start off your journey you need to know who you are! What are your skills, values, interests, aptitudes, and personality? Other types of questions that you can ask yourself are:
– How do I want to live?
– What is important to me?
– What do I believe in?
– What am I good at?
– What do I want to learn?
– How can I use my gifts and talents to make a difference?
– What do I want to do in my life?
By learning more about yourself you will be better prepared to identify occupational clusters, programs and even schools you might be interested in based on your results.
Below is a list of self-assessments that you can use to assist you in your self-discovery. Please remember that you are looking for patterns that emerge and that it is a guideline to challenge yourself and to keep your options open.
Career Cruising is an Internet based career exploration and planning tool for students to explore career and education options and to develop a career plan.
Features of the program include:
– Interest & Skills Assessment helps identify suitable career options.
– Career Profiles: provides up-to-date information on careers and direct links to post-secondary training programs.
– Multimedia Interviews: interviews real people working in each of the career areas.
– College, University and Apprenticeship Information: provides relevant information for each of the career areas.
Electronic Career Portfolio: allows online access so students can develop their education and career plans and save important information.
– Resume Builder: allows students to quickly format and print resumes.
(See your school career counselor for more details and passwords.) http://www.careercruising.com
Typefocus is an online resource that helps individuals identify a career or careers that may appeal to them based on their personality traits.
(See your career counselor for more information and/or passwords) http://careers.typefocus.com/
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory is a multi-purpose inventory used to assist students in their educational and career planning based on their personal interests.
See your career counsellor for information – there will be a fee for this services.
SkillPlan – How do you measure up?
Start developing your essential skills by starting at SkillPlan. You can practice your reading text, document use and numeracy skills on-line.
Service Canada Career Navigator and Quizzes