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Take our Free Career Quiz, Then Select, Find and Prepare for Your Dream Career and Job - All On One Page

5 Steps to Use This Page: 1-Take Careers Test 2-Explore Careers of Intrerest 3-See Job Listings Matched to Career 4-Prepare for the Career 5-See External Career Resources

This page will take you through 5 steps to: (1) Take a Careers Test, (2) Select from careers matched to your career test results, (3) Find job listings matched to the career(s) selected, (4) Prepare for your selected career, and (5) Provide career-specific resources.

Step 1: Take Our Careers Test: This page starts with a 60-question careers test. Completion will yield results with ratings across 6 dimensions:
Realistic: Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative: Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Artistic: Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Social: Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising: Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional: Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Step 2: Select a Career: Your career test results provided scores across 6 dimensions. Based on these results, you will have 3 ways to select career(s): (1) Careers Matched to the Dimension With the Highest Score, (2) Careers Matched to the Dimension With the Second Highest Score, and (3) Careers Matched to the Dimension With the Third Highest Score. Each of the career selection listings will help us to identify careers, specific to that dimension, sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now, yet preview and anticipate careers that we may qualify for later.

Step 3: Find a Job: After you have selected a career above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 4: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Related Careers to Consider: Lists up to 20 careers that might be of interest to you (related to your initial choice - what they do, what they know, and what they're called), ranked by best fit.

Step 5: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (constantly updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 5: Take our Careers Test

Please rate the extent that you Like or Dislike with the following:
1 = Strongly Dislike | 2= Dislike | 3= Unsure | 4= Like | 5= Strongly Like

Build kitchen cabinets

Develop a new medicine

Write books or plays

Teach an individual an exercise routine

Buy and sell stocks and bonds

Develop a spreadsheet using computer software

Lay brick or tile

Study ways to reduce water pollution

Play a musical instrument

Help people with personal or emotional problems

Manage a retail store

Proofread records or forms

Repair household appliances

Conduct chemical experiments

Compose or arrange music

This page includes information from the O*NET Career Exploration Tools by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the O*NET Tools Developer License. has modified all or some of this information. USDOL/ETA has not approved, endorsed, or tested these modifications.

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