Career Exploration

A Definition of Career Exploration:

“The process in which an individual chooses an educational path or training or a job which fits their interests, skills, abilities and values.”

STEP 1:
First, it’s a good idea to learn about yourself. This can be easily accomplished through self-assessments. You can access multiple assessments below at no-cost to you. For more information on the benefits of self-assessments click here.

STEP 2:
Once you know more about yourself, you can then explore careers that are a good fit for your unique set of interests, skills, abilities or values. You can access career exploration tools below at no-cost to you.

STEP 3:
Finally, once you know what career path you want to pursue, you can then set your own goals and plan your journey. You can access career planning tools below at no-cost to you. You can also do so at a One-Stop Career Center or One-Stop Affiliate Site.

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The Woofound Personality Assessment (In English)

The more you know about yourself, the easier it is to chose a career path that best matches you! This fun 2-3 minute visual assessment gives you immediate insight into what makes you unique and provides spot-on personalized career path recommendations that best match your unique personality traits.

Woofound Overview of User Experience

This video is part of the Woofound training series. It will give you a brief overview of what users will experience as they take the career assessment and explore personalized career matches. Learn about all the assessment features and how to maximize the user experience.

The CareerOneStop Interest Assessment (In English)

In 5-10 minutes, answer 30 online questions by saying how much interest you have in different activities, rating each answer on a 1 to 5 gradient. The results will show you careers that might be a good fit for you based on your likes and dislikes.

The O*NET Interest Profiler (In English)

A more in-depth assessment with 60 questions that can help you find what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It takes about 15-20 minutes and can help you decide what careers you might want to explore.

The CareerOneStop Skills Profiler (In English)

This assessment helps you identify your skills and find the types of work they relate to in 15-20 minutes. It will help you create a list of skills and match them to job types that use those skills.

The CareerOneStop MySkills MyFuture Tool (In English)

This tool uses skills from your current our previous job to help you find new careers that require similar skills to the ones you already have.

The O*NET Six Core Values Tool (In English)

Learn about global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction. Click on the ones that best describe you to see careers that highlight that value.

The O*NET Six Core Values Tool "Old School" (In English)

Do it yourself: download and print O*NET’s work values cards (pdf). Cut your own cards and sort them into three piles, identifying whether each is “essential,” “important,” or “not important” for your career needs.

The Virginia Values Assessment (In English)

Thinking of your ideal job? and what is most important to you in a work environment? Learn more about your own work values and related careers.

The Myers Briggs 16 Personalities Assessment (In English)

Your personality affects what you do, how you do it and why. These traits translate to your professional life and are important to know when mapping out your career. The traditional full-length Myers Briggs Assessment can take a long time, this is the short online version. Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do.

The STEM Type Quiz (In English)

This assessment connects your passions and dreams to the right opportunities. Each of the 8 STEM Types is based on the real knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a variety of high-demand careers. Discover your top 3 STEM Types, explore the occupations that best match your interests, and the resources you’ll need to pursue your dreams.

STEM Career Exploration Workshops (In English)

These fun and interactive “hands-on” sessions offer you an opportunity to explore skill-sets, occupations and careers in Nevada’s Key Industry Sectors. If you are interested in attending a STEM Career Exploration Workshop contact the One-Stop Career Center or a One-Stop Affiliate Site.

Interactive Characters (In English)

These fun and interactive characters are themed in Nevada’s nine (9) key industry sectors. This lively online activity includes fun facts, quizzes, games and videos that explore careers and occupations across the industry sectors including specific job titles and average salaries.

A Guide to using My Next Move (In English)

Designed to assist high school students in using My Next Move online. It guides students along the career planning process from self-assessment, career/occupation exploration, to job searching and interviewing. It allows students to engage career counselors, teachers, parents and others as they identify and gather information from multiple sources.

My Next Move (In English)

What do you want to do for a living? This interactive tool helps students, career explorers and job seekers learn more about their career options. You can explore over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, salaries and employment outlook. You can also explore related apprenticeships and training, and search job openings.

My Next Move (In Spanish)

What do you want to do for a living? This interactive tool helps students, career explorers and job seekers learn more about their career options. You can explore over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, salaries and employment outlook. You can also explore related apprenticeships and training, and search job openings.

Career and Cluster Videos (In English)

These videos show types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Career and Cluster Videos (In Spanish)

These videos show types of work people do in nearly 300 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

My Future, My Way Workbook (In English)

This fun 40-page activity book explores how to prepare for and pay for education beyond high school. It addresses common myths about who can afford and obtain post-secondary education. It highlights the benefits of a post-secondary education and training.

My Future, My Way Workbook (In Spanish)

This fun 40-page activity book explores how to prepare for and pay for education beyond high school. It addresses common myths about who can afford and obtain post-secondary education. It highlights the benefits of a post-secondary education and training.

Reality Check (In English)

As an adult, you need to pay for housing, food, clothes, transportation and other items. Find out how much money you'll need to earn to cover your expenses, and which occupations support this lifestyle. Use the info below to sign in, then create your own profile to track and save your activities.
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Nevada Career Information System (In English)

At NCIS you will find more tools to help map your career plan. Learn more about yourself, different occupations, schools you might want to attend, military careers, apprenticeships, etc. Learn how to create a resume for yourself. Use the info below to sign in, then create your own profile.
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Success in the New Economy Video (In English)

This very informative video shows that success in the new economy comes not only through four-year or more college degrees, but also through technical skilled training at the Credential or Associate Degree level.

America's Divided Recovery Video (In English)

The jobs recovery deepens the economic and political divide between workers with and without a post-secondary education/training. The video shows that over 95% of the jobs created in the recovery have gone to those with education/training beyond high school education.

America's Divided Recovery Report (In English)

The jobs recovery deepens the economic and political divide between workers with and without a post-secondary education/training. The report finds that over 95% of the jobs created in the recovery have gone to those with education/training beyond high school education. View the full report, a Power Point/Info-graphic and/or Interactive Charts.

K-12 Student Resources from Bureau of Labor Statistics (In English)

Find career exploration resources like videos, games, quizzes, crossword puzzles, anagrams, word searches, memory tests, interactive tools, posters, labor market information and more at the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (In English)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook by the Bureau of Labor Statistics can help you find career information on duties, required education & training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Nevada Pre-Paid Tuition Program (In English)

Tomorrow's Tuition. Today's Prices! The Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program helps Nevada families keep the promise of higher education for their children. The Program allows you to purchase tomorrow’s college tuition at today’s rates, and offers affordable payment options. Credit hours may also be applied to out- of-state public or private colleges or universities.

Silver State Matching Grant Program (In English)

Saving for higher education is a challenge. The State of Nevada and the SSGA Upromise 529 want to help Nevada youth attain the best education possible. Don't miss out. Does your family have an adjusted gross income level of $74,999 or less? Are you and your beneficiary Nevada residents? There may be extra college savings waiting for you.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test (In English)

The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. Taking the practice tests will identify areas that need improvement. Then, use the suggested resources and study guides to prepare for the official test.

Practice for the ASVAB (In English)

The best way to study for the ASVAB is to take practice tests and the most effective practice tests are those that you've never seen before. With the ASVAB Test Bank every test is unique. Custom computer software and hand-designed practice ASVAB question templates to randomize the text, answers, and variables every time you take a new test.

Learn about Construction Careers in Nevada (In English)

See where a career in construction can take you and get access to student-specific resources. Understand the misconceptions about the construction industry and discover what makes it a viable option for you. Align your skills with industry-recognized NCCER credentials and start a fulfilling career in construction.

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