Thinking about a new career or career change? The more you know about yourself, the work you plan to pursue, and the industries and organizations that interest you, the more likely you are to find a great job. The time you spend developing this knowledge will also pay off in the strong positive impressions you will make on hiring managers.
The following resources will help you identify the best jobs for you and learn about those jobs and the industries in which you can find them.
Explore Your Interests
To identify careers matched to your skills and interests consider taking a career assessment such as the Strong Interest Inventory or the Self-Directed Search (SDS) to uncover career options you may never have considered. After you receive your results, research the suggested industries and jobs using the free guides below to make your career choice.
Review Your Work History
Using your SuccessHawk Profile, spend time reflecting upon and recording your work history, the tasks you performed, your accomplishments, and what you liked and disliked about the jobs you have held. If your job history is thin, include part time work and volunteer work you have done. This information is not only useful in preparing critical documents like your resume, but also in helping you clarify what is important to you as you look for potential occupations you want to pursue.
You can learn specifics about jobs that are of interest to you in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. The profiles featured in the Handbook cover hundreds of occupations and describe what you would do, the work environment, educational requirements, pay, and growth projections. You can also learn about the highest paying jobs, the fastest growing jobs, and those occupations projected to have the most new jobs over the next several years.