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Use Your Summer to Plan Your Career Goals!

 Take advantage of your summer! Discover your potential and maximize your purpose!  Use one of the most preferred career guidance systems to identify interests, strengths, skills, careers and majors! 

Do you need help navigating through the career planning process?

Get answers to your most popular career decision making questions –

  • What are my strengths, interests and skills?
  • How are my strengths, interests and skills are linked to occupations and degree programs?
  • What are my occupational options?
  • What can I do with my degree program options?
  • What are the educational paths to those occupations?
  • What courses will I need to take?
  • How long will the degree program take?
  • How much will the degree program cost?
  • What financial assistance is available?

To get answers to your questions,  learn about one of the most preferred career guidance systems!

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Maximize Your Summer! Unlock Your Purpose!

 

Find the Right Green Career
to Make a Difference!

Green careers can be any occupation that is affected by activities such as conserving energy, developing alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.

Green occupations fall into three groups:

  • Occupations with Enhanced Skills
  • Increased Demand Occupations
  • New and Emerging Occupations

Career Clusters –
Keys to Unlock Your Career Pathway

A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products.

Use the Explore Careers and College Majors System to discover the career pathway that matches your interests in conservation and green careers.  The system uses interest areas (Holland Codes) and Career Clusters.

Career Clusters is a system that divides Green Careers into 16 Career Clusters®.

Some of the Career Clusters are –

  • Agriculture Food and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • and more

Our green careers, career clusters and Holland Codes connection tools give you an overview :

  • What are Career Clusters?
  • What are the matching Career Pathways for each Career Cluster?
  • How do your interests (Holland Codes) link to Career Clusters and corresponding Career Pathways?

Other tools include a personalized, online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system that identifies your interests and matches the results to potential green careers.

The personalized tool comes with –

  • Four Assessments –
  1. Work Interest Assessment
  2. Personality Assessment
  3. Values Assessment
  4. Skills Assessment

 

  • Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections

In the Career Exploration section,

  • You perform personalized career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.
  • You can locate Green Careers.

Use the following factors to find the right college or university –

  • Type of College
  • Enrollment & Costs
  • Majors Offered
  • Test Scores and Selectivity
  • Location
  • Athletics & Activities
  • Search for colleges by name

After summarizing your results, take Action!

Tools come with a free online step by step tutorial guide!

Learn more

 

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2 for 1 Guidance Systems for $99

Sale ends 6/1/18

Explore Careers and College Majors System is an online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Dashboard

 

The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

There are five sections in the Dashboard

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

Self Assessment

There are four other assessments –

  • Work Interest Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Values Assessment
  • Skills Assessment

Explore the Possibilities

The Explore the Possibilities is the Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

Career Exploration

In the Career Exploration section,

  • You perform career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.

After completing the interests, skills, personality types, and/or values
tests, you can match occupations to your results and click on any
occupation that interests you.

Then, you filter occupations by the following criteria –
  • Alphabetically
  • Job Family
  • Green Job
  • Bright Outlook
  • Salary
  • Saved Occupations

After completing Career Exploration, you will –

  • Match Holland Codes to training programs
  • Perform research to identify potential training programs
  • Use training program search web site to find potential training programs

Explore any Occupation

Explore Any Major Area of Study That Interests You tool has excellent college search resources!

 

College Search options include –

  • Type of College
  • Enrollment & Costs
  • Majors Offered
  • Test Scores and Selectivity
  • Location
  • Athletics & Activities
  • Search for colleges by name

Take Action

The purpose of the Take Action section is to create a road map of your academic and career development activities.  Take Action serves as an online portfolio.

The areas under the Take Action section are –

  • My Education
  • My Professional Development

Career and Education Planning Results

Career and Education Planning Results is a summary of your assessment results and saved preferences.

Recommended Tools and Websites

Recommended Tools and Websites include –

  •  Extensive online step-by-step tutorial loaded with downloads and websites
  • Job Boards and Internship Opportunities
  • Links to Resources – including

Order the Explore Careers and College Majors System at

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10 Top Career Exploration Tips 2018

for Selecting the Right Career Assessment or Test
Tip 1:  Decide the type of career test that you are interested in!

Are you interested in just a printed or online career test?

and

After taking the career test will you be satisfied with just a career list, or are you looking for more?

Tip 2: Look at a Career Test Rating Chart!

The Test Rating System is –

UU= somewhat useful    UUU = very useful    UUUU = extremely useful

Tip 3: Complete Career Test Checklist.

Instructions: Use the Career Test Checklist to gather the information about career tests.

Format: (Place an “X” to the right of the format of the test.)

Format answers the question how do you take the career test?

•    Printed:
•    On-line:
•    Download, Other (Please specify:     )

Tip 4: Understand the three career planning steps.


•    Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
•    Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers.

Tip 5: Focus on identifying your strengths.

You become aware of, know, and identify your –

•    Holland Vocational interests
•    Abilities
•    Skills
•    Values
•    Occupations
•    College Majors

Tip 6: Build awareness of your Holland Personality Types/Codes.

The Holland Interest Areas or Codes are –

•    Realistic
•    Investigative
•    Artistic
•    Social
•    Enterprising
•    Conventional

Tip 7: Research potential careers!

During Step 2 Educational and Occupational Exploration,

•    Perform career research.
•    Identify potential careers.
•    Begin narrowing career options.

Tip 8: Gather information about training programs and colleges!

 

In Step 3 College Major Exploration

•    Discover possible college majors or training programs
•    Create strategies to put plans into action

Tip 9: Learn about our best, comprehensive, validated, reliable printed or online tests and tools!


The catalog has information about –

•    Printed career tests
•    Online career tests
•    Other career resources
Tip 10: We have a variety of networks to share career information!

Here are ways to connect and share ideas with us.

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Facebook
Linkedin
Pinterest 
Twitter
Slideshare
Instagram
Tumblr
YouTube
WordPress

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Make Different Career Choices for 2018

Dreamjob1

 

Are you looking for solutions for 2018 to answer the question “How do I make the right career choices”?

Use our three career discovery steps to make right career choices.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in making career choices is setting a career goal.

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.

You need to –

  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

Step Two: Explore Career Options

In order to make a career choice, you will need to career exploration resources to gather the following occupational information –

  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers

Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach your goal, there may be obstacles.  You solve career problems by completing the following steps –

  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:

  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

Decision-making processes include:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Identify potential occupations
  • Selecting appropriate educational programs
  • Figuring the costs of educational training
  • Considering the impact of career decisions.

Step Four: Execution
You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –

  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing
While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies –

  • Informational interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

Social Media and Networking Tools
Networking can help you validate your career choices.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Major networking social media tools are –

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

Ready to begin planning for the New Year…  Need help deciding?  Contact us at explorecareers@gmail.com

 

Explore Careers and College Majors System Videos!

Identify identity! Pursue purpose! Unlock potential with the Explore Careers and College Majors System!

Explore Careers and College Majors System is an online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

There are five sections in the Dashboard

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

Here are Explore Careers and College Major System videos.

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