- Easier - Careers are
the kinds of work or jobs that a person has through
- Harder - Almost every
adult has some kind of career, a pattern of work and
work-related activities that develops throughout their
lifetime. It includes the job or series of jobs a
person has until retirement. Most people choose and
follow a career path aimed at helping them satisfy
specific goals. Those goals might include earning a
living and helping others.
- Career decisions include choosing a field and
deciding how you want your career to develop. Other
choices involve selecting the educational and job
opportunities that will help your career path.
Knowledge of your own abilities, interests, and goals,
and knowledge of the world of work gives you the
foundation on which to base these career
Jobs, Careers, and College
- This site is all about teens and their choices to
- Site provides guidance and help in hoosing a
Paths Online (Students and
- Begin here with career planning at the beginning
levels of determining interests and values or "career
- This site is written for and aimed at teens. Its
career tips include 'The Industrial Strength Tool
Kit', a career interest finder, tips for creating an
effective resume, military opportunities and
- Explore as many of the Careers
websites as possible and complete one or
more of the following activities:
- Plan Your Career. After
visiting several of the sites like (1)
Careers, (2) Career
Paths Online, or (3) Career
Key, identify at least two top choices
for your career field. For each, what
aspects of the fields interests or
attracts you. What are the negative
aspects of each choice. What types of job
preparation, education, and
licensing/certification is involved?
Identify the salary levels, job
conditions, probable living locations
associated with each. What personal
attributes do you have that naturally fit
the occupational fields? What are your
areas of weakness for each? What could you
begin doing (right now) to prepare to meet
a possible career in each of these fields?
What should you do in the future? Hold a
job fair and answer questions for others
about your career fields.
- Complete a Careers Webquest.
Follow or adapt the guidelines provided as
you complete one of these
- 1) Butcher, Baker, Candlestick
Maker...What Will My Next Career be?
(Middle & high
- school) http://internet4classrooms.com/career.htm
- 2) Have We Got a Career for You!
(High school) http://edtech.suhsd.k12.ca.us/inprogress/suh/kcallaway/careersquest
- 3) MLK Career Expedition (Middle
- 4) Target the Perfect Career (9th
grade and above) http://www.esc20.net/etprojects/formats/webquests/misc99/career/webquest.html
- 5) The Real World and Careers: Closer
Than You Think (Middle school)
- 6) Where Will You Go From Here?
(Eighth grade - for individual use)
- 7) What Will I Be When I Get Big
(Elementary school) http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/webweavers/johnc/my_life.html
- Use the Self-help Career Planning
Guides. Most of the sites have career
planning self-help sections. Visit at
least two different sites and complete two
different surveys, interest inventories,
or other career planning tools. Compare
the results. Do you agree or disagree with
the findings? Why?
- Debate the Issue of 'Equal Jobs for
Equal Pay'. Do you know of instances
where someone has been paid less than
another worker for the same job (equal
preparation, work conditions,
length-of-employment, etc.)? Do you think
that there is any instance where unequal
pay is justified? Why do you think that
the condition exists in some locations?
Should it be corrected? Why or why not?
How could this be enforced or
- More Careers Websites
- America's Job
- The talent bank section is a nationwide electronic
resume system allowing job seekers to market their
qualifications, which is then searched by employers
for workers who meet their needs. Site also includes a
career and resource library and information about
- Site contains a variety of work related
and Educational Guidance Library (Post high
school and adult)
- Here you find a full range of services from
listing individual jobs to resources, college
information at all levels, and how it relates to the
City: Cutting Edge Careers (Adult technical
and professional people)
- Here you find the Job Satisfaction Quiz,
job listings by occupation and state, resume tips and
postings, career management information, assessment of
skills and interests, tips on cover letters,
interviewing and networking, and articles and books
excerpts on career-related topics.
(College and Adult)
- This is a magazine website that has feature
articles about careers, working, resumes, and job
Trail (Middle and high
- This student-developed ThinkQuest site uses the
scenario of a frontier town with horse, cart and the
road to introduce skills, jobs, and how to get hired
at this student guide to jobs, resumes, and vocational
(Post high school and adult)
- This site advocates living and working where
others only get to visit. Here you can find leads to
seasonal summer and winter jobs and work at resorts.
ranches, national parks, and camps. It also contains
of Labor Educational Resources (High school
- This site offers information on finding a job,
deterring school dropout, and information on child
labor and youth employment laws.
Careers Navigation Page (High school and
- This website has resources on education, career
development and links for youthful exploration.
Board (College and adult)
- This is first a job-hunting site, but you can also
find information about international and state jobs,
employer profiles, relocation services, and resume and
Directions: Kids Career Information (Middle
- Website was designed to help provide career
education information for middle school students. It
contains information about career choices for the
21st. Century and some self administered
questionnaires both for students and adults.
Outlook Handbook (Middle, high school and
- Revised every two years, the handbook describes
what workers do on-the-job, working conditions, the
training and education needed, earnings, and expected
job prospects in a wide rage of occupations.
Education Portal (High school and
- Here you find information about colleges and
universities, career schools, graduate programs,
distance learning, executive training, private
secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad,
financial aid, test preparation, and career
- Lesson Plans and Activities
is the Right Person for the Job? Grade
- This webQuest aims at learning how to hire the
Interests and Career Traits (Grades
- Learn to develop your personal interests in
relation to career traits.
Talk About Work
- Learn about the world at work & explore career
an Effective Employee
- This is an internet based Treasure Hunt on
- Explore interests leading to environmental
careers. Site includes several activities.
the Perfect Career (Grade 9-12)
- Compile a directory of needs for career
Readiness Scavenger Hunt
- Learn interesting facts about job search
strategies with links to learning.
- This is an Internet treasure hunt.
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