Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How do I begin to generate and explore career options?

BrainstormingWith the help of your Career Counsellor, you can expand your career options by brainstorming about various potentially appealing occupations. These occupations will be related to your previously stated interests, skills, and values.
Reviewing Strong Interest Inventory and Myers Briggs Type Indicator resultsDiscussing test results with a Career Counsellor may assist you in creating a list of potentially satisfying career options that match your interest areas and your personality type.
Utilizing Counselling and Development’s Career Resource CenterYou can obtain a number of books, periodicals, and newsletters outlining career options linked to your area of study as well as related career options.
Searching CHOICES’ Occupational DatabasesYou can access CHOICES’ Occupational Databases. It contains descriptions of close to 1,000 occupational fields in Canada. You can find information on occupational fields of interest as well as related fields.
Researching OnlineThere are numerous credible websites that can help you research the various career options linked to your major. For example, "What can I do with my studies?"
provides career options connected to your particular program of study. Your Career Counsellor can also give you more websites to assist you in your search.
Attending Career FairsCheck out dates and locations of Career Fairs offered by your Faculty (e.g. Arts and Science, Fine Arts) to expand your knowledge of career opportunities in your field.

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