Thursday, January 27, 2011

NEW!!! Academic and Career Planning Worksheet

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This form can be used as a guide in helping you explore careers.  Please print, fill out, and return as soon as possible to Kyle Bures, the STARS/SSS Transfer/Career Advisor.  Below is a more in-depth explanation behind each question:

ASSESSMENTS USED
There are a number of assessments out there to help you discover your interests, abilities, and values in the workplace.  Pinpoint, Kansas Career Pipeline, Wayfinder, and the Holland Code are a few of my favorites to help get you started.  Each are free, and differ in their approach to discovering which careers you may be compatible with.  More information on these can be found by clicking here.

ORIENTATION TO CAREER BLOG
No one can know everything, but they should be equipped with several resources that can help them find answers to their questions as they arise.  It is important to become familiar with everything this site can offer.  Most of the resources on this site can be found by following the question tabs at the top of the page.  For more information or to set up an orientation of the site, contact me at kbures@neosho.edu.

CAREER AREAS OF INTEREST/COMPATIBILITY SUGGESTED BY ASSESSMENT
After spending time on one of the assessments, it should yield results that will let you know which work environments you may be compatible with.  These assessments attempt to match your traits with  the interests, skills, and values of individuals who are already in these positions.  This is NOT choosing a career for you, but rather selecting opportunities for you to research further.  These suggestions may open new doors for you to investigate.

LEVEL OF EDUCATION REQUIRED FOR CAREERS
Once you've discovered possible careers, you can check sites like the Occupational Outlook Handbook to see what level of education is required to enter your career of choice.

WHAT COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OFFER THE REQUIRED EDUCATION?
Assessments like the Kansas Career Pipeline even go so far as to suggest institutions that offer the degrees you are interested in.  You can also directly visit prospective colleges websites and check their available programs as well.

RESUME IN PROGRESS
Think of this simply as a worksheet.  Keep it with you as you progress toward graduation and document resume worthy activities along the way.  This will make it easier to recall important information when it's time to compile a resume later on.

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