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Career Exploration

A wide variety of career options will emerge from an assessment of your skills, values and interests.  Using the results of the assessments, research the career options right in the Counseling and Career Services Resource Library in RCF 302.  You will find information about careers, salaries, companies, resume writing, job search, interviewing, and personal development topics.  In the Career Services Resource Library are job listings from local employers and an extensive list of internet sites with a wealth of career and job-related information.  Computers are also available for career researchers and job seekers, who wish to create and print resumes and conduct online job searches.

In addition to the resources in the CCS Resource Library, the internet sites listed below will help you explore options you are considering so that you can make an informed career decision

As you conduct your research, look for information on:

  • Typical duties
  • Required education/training
  • Salary range and job outlook
  • Required skills/characteristics
  • Related occupations

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One excellent source of job information is Virtual Job Shadow an interactive career exploration site which provides more than 1000 engaging videos featuring professionals across many career fields.  Here are occupations for which there are videos:  listing by career name or listing by career cluster.    If you are interested in using Virtual Job Shadow and watching the videoscreate an account.  (A free mobile app for Virtual Job Shadow on the go is now available for all account members.)  For assistance with your career planning, call Counseling and Career Services to make an appointment.   Phone 443-518-1340.     

Answer the following questions based on your research:

  • Which of the skills required for this job do you already possess?
  • Which of the required skills do you need to develop?
  • In your opinion, what are the positive and negative aspects of this job?   
  • In your opinion, do the positives outweigh the negatives?
  • Are you still interested in this career?  State the reason for your answer

Suggested sites for career research: