“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”
SUCCESS IN THE NEW ECONOMY =
Post-High School Credential or Degree + Hands on Skills+ Perfecting what you are good at
Finding the BEST match for your future is as easy as…
Find a career that’s
compatible with you.
Make sure it meets
Confirm there will be jobs in the future.
“College is a really expensive career exploration plan.”
~Deb Shanafelt, CTE Director, Clover Park School District
Use the FREE resources below
(or check with your school or community service organization advisor, counselor or specialist to get a login for the select resources in the left menu bar.)
What career matches my interests, skills, and values?
You can save time and money and increase your chances of finding a career that you love and in which you can excel. There are many great tools to find careers that fit your interests, skills, and values.
Take an assessment survey.
You can often take these with your school career counselor or career services office. It is often helpful to go over the results with an advisor to get the most out of the information. Or you can access a free one from one of these sites:
Browse by career cluster/path or skill.
Maybe you don’t know exactly what you want to do, but you have it narrowed down by industry or particular characteristic. For example, “I want to work in Health Care,” or “I definitely want my career to involve building things.”
Try before you buy!
Sometimes it’s hard to know what a job or career looks and feels like until you see it up close. You can gain valuable experience and check compatibility in the field that you want to work in the following ways:[/text_output]
58% of people get their jobs from Networking – it really is about who you know and who knows you!
You might not be looking for a job right now, but it’s a great idea to treat any of these experiences
like a job interview and make a good impression should you choose to pursue a career in the field.