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Before you learn about a career or search for a job, you need to know what you're interested in. These resources are great for helping you discover what careers are out there, what you're good at, and what careers might be right for you.
Career Assesment (Career Coach)
Take a quiz (or two) to learn about your interests and how they might fit into the world of work.
Resources that VGCC has for learning about careers.
Which Career Is Right For You? (College Foundation of North Carolina)
This section of the CFNC website offers ways to explore career options. Go to "Learn About Yourself" section has different quizzes to help you identify characteristics or interests that can help you choose a career.
50 Best Jobs for Your Personality
An ebook that helps you determine your personality type, then suggests jobs for that personality type.
O*NET Interest Profiler
Answer 60 questions about what you are interested in to see a list of possible careers that match those interests.
Rank work values to see what careers best suit those values.
Career OneStop : Self-Assessments
Career OneStop has resources for skills and work values assessments. Work Values assessments help you learn about your own work values and careers related them. Skills assessments help you answer interview questions like "What can you do for my organization?" and "What problems can you solve?"
Career information is plentiful on the Web, but you need to make sure that it is from a reliable source. Federal and State governments, as well as many non-profit organizations, have useful and reliable websites. VGCC also has excellent sources for career exploration and job searching, through the Career Center and the Library. Here are some resources that you may find useful when researching careers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook This link opens in a new window
Profiles for hundreds of occupations including sections like What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for the 2010–20 decade. (Internet Resource)
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center This link opens in a new window
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice.
Browse Careers (Career Coach)
Browse through different career fields to compare different jobs and their median incomes and education requirements.
Career OneStop: Explore Careers
Get national and state-specific statistics about hundreds of jobs over a number of different categories. Information given is often taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, but many of the links are to other sources on information. Site is sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor.
NCWorks Online This link opens in a new window
A site from the NC Department of Commerce that offers ways to explore careers, find jobs, and see labor statistics.
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) includes a searchable database of hundreds of jobs. Each entry lists various characteristics of the job, such as tasks performed in the occupation, physical requirements, and other skills needed.
Find a Career (College Foundation of North Carolina
Browse through career categories to read basic information about specific jobs within each category.
My Next Move
Search or browse careers by industry to see what skills, education, and personality traits are needed.
Need help? Contact the VGCC Library.