You aid your students as they search for meaning, purpose, and direction.
You see their talents.
You know their interests, abilities, and skills.
You help students plan for the future.
You understand students. You know that students -
- Are curious
- Love colorful, multimedia presentations
- Use their senses and imaginations in career exploration
Tips for Finding the Right Career Tool
Career tools help your students explore who they really are. Career tools include career tests, assessments, games, web sites, and books. Career tests answer the question "Who am I?" Career assessments point out your students' likes, dislikes, or interests. Kid career tools should be fun, educational, and not boring.
Search for the resource that meets your students' needs. Look at the benefits. Find tests, assessments, games, web sites, and books that are -
- Eye appealing
- Easy to use
- Full of resources
- Ask questions
- Enjoy discovering who they are
- Gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding
Step One: Select a Career Test
How do you choose the right career test? Look at 3 major areas -
- Format, e.g. Printed, CD-ROM, or on-line
- Cost -$10, $12, $15, $20 or more
- Resources - Information on interests, skills, and careers
- What do your students prefer? Printed or on-line career test?
- What is your budget for the tests?
- What resources do you have? Do you have a computer lab?
Step Two: Explore Career Web Sites and Books
Career tests prepare students to explore careers. Gather information about fun, informative, and attractive career exploration web sites and books. Look for web sites and books that provide career information about -
- Career outlook
- Similar careers
- Career Ship
- What Do You Like
- Eek! Get a Job
- Young Person's Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Career Ideas for Kids Book Series
- I Want To Be Book Series
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