NYC Business Link is committed to supporting and assisting individuals who receive public assistance find gainful and meaningful employment. By researching careers, taking career assessments, and partaking in career counseling, participants are able to better understand and learn about their values, interests, and skills, which will make some careers especially suitable for them. The following websites are reliable career planning tools and resources which will assist you in choosing a career. Good Luck!
About.com includes a career-planning guide, which features career profiles, quizzes, and many other resources to help you choose a career. Read a step-by-step guide to choosing a career or take one of the career quizzes to see if a career is right for you.
>Read the Step-by-Step Guide
>Take a quiz
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The OOH at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website offers information about job growth rates, salaries, employment by industry, and education requirements.
MyPlan.com provides four different assessments: interest, personality, values, and skills. The values assessment is free. MyPlan also has career satisfaction ratings, salary data, and tons of other useful information.
Careerkey.org also has information about changing careers, job satisfaction, choosing a major, and identifying your skills.
The Career Project
You’ll find thousands of career profiles from people that actually work in those professions. Workers report information about income, benefits, work environment, and job satisfaction. You can also view a day in the life, where users detail their workdays, hour-by-hour.
The career exploration section at QuintCareers offers hundreds of career planning articles, links, and tools. Resources include industry magazines, checklists, and directories. The site also has college planning, financial aid, and job search resources.
National Career Development Association
Career counseling can help you decide on a career path based on a variety of factors. Read the guidelines for choosing a career counselor, including your rights as a consumer and responsibilities as a client. You can also search for a career counselor near you in the National Career Development Association counselor database.
>Read the Guidelines
>Search for a Career Counselor