When I Grow Up
Most of us aren't really sure what we want to do when we grow
up. Here are some links and resources that will offer assessment
tests, skills requirements and general occupational help to educate you
about various career options.
This is a great site for those of us who are not looking for traditional
career planning, but rather to: "live life on purpose, work
at what you love, follow your own road." We are
affiliated with this site because it offers great ideas and tips for the
entrepreneur in all of us!
Geared towards women, their online assessment tools and career
information database will help to search for the ideal career. You first
create a profile based on your interests, values, skills, and
personality. With the profile you create, FOCUS then searches its online
database to help you identify and analyze occupations and career paths
that match your personal characteristics. With each occupation you
explore you will learn about the duties, education, skills needed,
specific working conditions, required training, job outlook, current and
expected earnings, and much more! FOCUS is divided into 8 distinct
phases. As you complete the different modules in the program you will be
asked if you want to compare the results of the different phases. Take
advantage of this feature - it will help you narrow down your options.
Handbook This online version provides you three ways to research
career interests and find out average salaries, etc.
O*Net offers some great features including, searching occupations that
use your skills, finding occupations related to the one you select,
finding out characteristics of the worker and requirements of the work,
and learning the specifics of your desired occupation.
Career InfoNet Find wage and employment trends, occupational
requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of
employers to contact, and the most extensive career resource library
Consulting Corner Changing your career at any age can be a little
nerve rattling, but this site focuses on changing your career after 40.
Discovery A free personality assessment, Stanford University Press
in collaboration with CPP, Inc. is offering a free assessment, Strong
Interest Inventory®. Very comprehensive, the test will take
about an hour to complete, and will tell you about your own interests
and personality, how they relate to other people in your current
occupation, and common occupations for people with personality traits
similar to yours.
Your Perfect Career Quiz Based on the work of
Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and two American women, Katharine Briggs
and Isabel Briggs Myers, creators of The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®
. Over the past 40 years, many millions of people have been introduced
to Type through their jobs, churches or synagogues, counselors or books.
Now it's your turn to get turned on to this powerful tool. But first,
you have to figure out your Personality Type.
Currents This free career assessment was based on 40 years of
development and success. The Motivational Appraisal of Personal
Potential (MAPP), powered by the International Assessment Network,
provides a unique online assessment. (Takes about 25 minutes)
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