Looking for a new career? Why not talk to one of our Employment Advisors about career exploration and planning. We can direct you to Internet sites that can help you uncover occupations that likely suit your interests and style. We can help you find local, regional and national information on careers youíre considering. We also welcome you to attend our 3-day Career Planning workshop. This is an opportunity to discover and research occupations of interest. Itís also a chance to explore career options in terms of training requirements, salaries, and job prospects. Ask your Employment Advisor to sign you up.
You may also be interested in finding out if you're†eligible to attend the eight-day WorkStart program, a self-paced, computerized career exploration and planning lab.
Our Resource Centre has lots of information on career changing, labour market conditions and education and training opportunities, and ask about Internet and other resources for career planning.††
How do you decide which job is right for you, now and in the future? We'd all like to have work we enjoy.† But,†maybe you're wishing you were in a different job;†maybe you†have been working in a job that you like, but the industry is no longer viable and you have no choice but to look for something new; or perhaps an injury or illness has forced you to consider a career change. These are just a few of the reasons why you might be interested in the career exploration process.
Before you decide on a new career, itís best to know what kinds of occupations suit your interests, abilities and talents. You spend a vast amount of your life at work - you should enjoy it!
Self Assessment and Career Exploration: This is a time to look both inward at yourself and outward at the world of work. Itís a time to get to know yourself and the kinds of jobs that would likely suit you. Check out our links to†Internet self-assessment tests, or consider attending Career Planning workshops for more in-depth assistance.
Labour Market Information: Itís a good idea to learn about the job before you jump in. Find out if the occupation youíre considering is on the rise, stable or beginning to decline. This means researching the occupation regarding job prospects and projections, salaries, and the kind of training required. Our Employment Advisors can discuss this with you, and our links will guide you to some great Labour Market Information sites.
Information Interviewing: Thereís no better information about occupations than to get it from the source. Talk directly with people in the field. This is called "Informational Interviewing", and it means setting up a short meeting with someone who works in the industry youíre considering. This is the ticket to the freshest and most local information. Talk to an advisor and click on our links to find out more!
Click here to visit our Links page for great career exploration and planning sites.