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START HERE - Career Goal Score Card – Exploring Careers

Interests – What do I like?
Find out what your interests say about the types of careers you may enjoy.

Personality – Who am I? How do I make decisions? Where do I get my energy?
This assessment sheds light on your personality type. After testing, click “here” for a list of occupations that match your personality type.

Skills – What am I good at doing?
This is designed to help you use your skill set to identify occupations for exploration. You select a set of skills from six broad groups of skills to create your customized skill list and then receive a list of occupations that utilize your skills.

Values – What is important to me in career options?

Explore Careers

Dictionary of Occupational Titles
This site offers a brief occupational description.

O*Net On-Line
This site includes information about skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations. Visitors are able to look at wage and employment information by state.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This resource provides comprehensive information on the job market as well as on specific careers. It includes information about employment trends, working conditions, job outlook, job qualifications, earnings, and more.

America's Career InfoNet
Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.

My Next Move
What do you want to do for a living? Search careers by key words, industry and/or interests.

Explore Majors

The Princeton Review Majors Search
If you already have a good idea of what you want to study in college, this site will help you learn more specifics about your major and related majors.

What Can I Do With a Liberal Arts Degree?
Find out what you can do with a degree in liberal arts and how to market yourself.

What Can I Do With This Major?
The University of Tennessee – Knoxville supports this page that provides an overview of information outlining common career areas students enter with a specific major, typical employers that hire students in this field, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. The areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and are not an exhaustive list.

Decision Making

Decision Making Scorecard (PDF file)

Career Decision Making Worksheet (PDF file)
This worksheet provides you with a 5 step process to follow when making a decision. It gives you an outline of the steps to follow and you fill in your personal information.

Decision Making Priority Grid Worksheet (PDF file)
This worksheet helps you to compare multiple options in order to make a decision. This tool is provided by the University of California at Berkeley.

Major Facts Worksheet (PDF file)
This worksheet provides you with a thoughtful process in evaluating different majors of interest. For each major you are exploring, research the information from faculty/professors, advisors, and/or FCC’s website.

Occupational Facts Worksheet (PDF file)
This worksheet provides you with a thoughtful process in evaluating different occupations. For each occupation you are exploring, research the information using the online resources provided, Career & Transfer Center materials, and/or talking with professionals working in your occupations of interest.

Job Search Tools

Resume outline: Self-Awareness Inventory

College Grad Job Hunter
This resource provides guidance on the "how to’s" of resume writing, preparing cover letters, networking, job fairs, negotiating salary and benefits, and dressing for success. Don’t miss the advice about how to get along in the workplace and how to be successful in your new job.

Conducting an Effective Internet Job Search
This site provides tips about using the Internet most effectively for all aspects of your job search, including posting a resume, researching employers, networking, and finding job listings.

Diversity Inc
Diversity Inc's Online Career Center is touted as one of the most active career centers for diverse professionals.

Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Find out about local employers, career options, labor market statistics and entrepreneurial opportunities in Frederick County.

Job Hunter’s Bible
Author, Richard Bolles’ ("What Color is Your Parachute?") website on conducting a successful job search.

Maryland's Careernet – change name to Maryland Workforce Exchange

NACE Salary Calculator
Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been a leading resource for employment information. The NACE Salary Calculator Center is a salary survey data resource designed to save you time and money, and provide you with reliable and proven results.

Wetfeet Career Resource Site
Learn about trends, markets, major players, and jobs in leading industries.

Job Listings and Resume Banks

Career Specific Job Listings

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