What do you want to do when you finish school? Some students will have a specific goal in mind, while others might not know. Either way you'll want to research different careers and learn a little about yourself to find the best fit. The links below offer a variety of tools to help you explore careers and help you figure out how your interests fit in a particular career.
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Information that is important to know when you are thinking about a particular career includes:
A great source, one that is always up-to-date and reliable, is the Occupational Outlook Handbook, created by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is available for free on the Internet and also in book form in the library. This source gives you information about all the above topics and more
Many tests and quizes exist that help you to determine in which careers you could be successful. Many of these are free on the Internet, and many are available via the Career Placement center. By using some of these assessment tools you can get a head start on deciding what careers you might like to try.
There exist many websites dedicated to assessing your individual strengths and weakness in relation to particular careers. These range from well-known, extensive evaluations, such as the Myers-Briggs, to informal sets of questions aimed at steering you into a compatible career.
A good place to start is at ask.com's career page. Here you'll find a variety of ways to evaluate your possible success at different careers.
Aptitude or personality tests measure your areas of strengths and weakness in relation to particular careers. The Riley Guide and the Myers-Briggs are two of the more well known tests. Read about these on the web, and check with NSCC Career Services to learn more. Also, check careerpath.com for simple tests that relate to various professions. Taking these can help you narrow your choices to those in which you will be most comfortable and happy.