What do I want to do when I grow up (no matter what age I am)?
Information for planning and goal setting guidance
- O*NET database, Information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. Information from this database forms O*NET Online, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides tools for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook Research current information on career fields.
- Virginia Career View
- Research in demand careers
- Research types of 'Green Careers
Who am I? What do I want? Where am I going? How will I get there?
Where do I start??
Like any major decision, selecting a career involves a lot of fact finding. Take time to understand yourself and your personality. In addition, consider: Talking with people you know, hold Informational Interviews with Employers, research Professional Societies, trade groups and labor unions. Use the Library. Meet with an LFCC Career Services Advisor. You should assess career guidance materials carefully.
- Guide to Assessments
- Virginia Education Wizard Complete the Interest, Values and Skills assessments.
- Career Exploration tools: For Students and Job Seekers to Assess yourself, Create Career Goals, Explore Education and Training needs, Gain skills, make a Job search plan, and manage your career.
- Finding Your Career Passion Tutorial This free tutorial is all about self-discovery, life planning, and choosing an ideal career -- wherever you are in life, from student to post-retirement
- Personality testing based on Holland Codes
- Personality test based on Jung - Myers-Briggs typology
- Color Quiz is a free personality test based on research by color psychologists
- Virginia Employment Commission and Virginia Workforce Connections
- Career Development center for Virginia state employees