- Assessing Yourself
- Exploring Careers
- Exploring Educational and Training Options
- Creating a Plan and Setting Goals
- Marketing Yourself and Finding a Job
Once you have gained a clearer understanding of who you are and what is important to you, you can now research various career paths. Record your research and thoughts to help keep you organized. Consider connecting with a counselor or other career professional at your campus to assist you with this process.
Helpful Tools When Considering Career Options
Reality Check Tool on iSeek This interactive tool can be used to see how career choices, salary, cost of living, and other aspect effect your overall life situation.
Cost of Living in Minnesota Wage and Budget Calculator The Jobs Now Coalition has created this tool to help you match hourly wages to your monthly budget planning. It identifies the salary needed to support a family's basic needs.
Learn How to Become Explore the difference between a career and a job. The two have very different meanings.
Gathering Information About Career Options You can use this worksheet to help you organize the information that you gather as you research your career options.
Occupational Outlook Handbook The A-Z index routes you to thousands of careers.
ISEEK Research Careers At this site, you can view detailed information such as the nature of work, preparation, future outlook and wages for various occupations.
O*NET Find Occupations Here you can search for jobs/careers by category or by key words.
Occupation Profiles This site contains videos about many occupations and includes information such as descriptions of working environments, skills needed, and wages.
Career Clusters Provides an overview of the sixteen Career Clusters as defined by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota State Colleges and University system. Click to view Career Cluster Videos.
Trend and Industry Information
Growing Careers in Minnesota Here you can view current trends in Minnesota's future work outlook.
Nontraditional Careers for Women and Men This site encourages you to consider all of your options and not limit yourself to common gender-specific careers. Nontraditional careers focus on work that typically has had 75% or more involvement by one gender.