• Career Exploration & Management Resources

  • STEP 1: Career Exploration - Self-Assessments

    Having a clear picture of your unique talents, interests, values and skills will be the base of your career planning journey.

    STEP 2: Career Management - Exploring Options

    Once you have a clear idea of your interests, current skills and the things you value, you can start exploring options, by gathering information about occupations, education and training opportunities.

    British Columbia - Work BC - Blueprint Builder
    To create a Blueprint:
    • Browse through Career Exploration, Education & Funding and Job Search resource categories
    • Add resources that interest you to your Blueprint
    • View your Blueprint and use it to help you explore and find your career path
    The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre
    View Career Profiles
    Ontario Job Futures
    View future job outlooks in Ontario
    Employee Profile – Survey results from Ontario’s Colleges
    View the latest feedback from college students, graduates and their employers. Future college students can decide if college is the right choice and, if so, which program.
    STEP 3: Career Management – Making Decisions and Setting Goals

    Once you have explored your options, the next step is narrowing down the work and/or training field on which you would like to focus. Take time to analyze the options you have explored and make decisions about what path you want to travel. These tools will help you manage career expectations and set reasonable goals.

    STEP 4: Career Planning and Salary Considerations – GCF LearnFree

    Make a Career Plan

    What do I need to do before pursuing a career? What types of goals should I set for myself? How will I stay motivated? Developing a career plan can help you outline a clear path as you begin looking for a new job.

    In this module, you'll learn how to assess what you need to develop your career objective, how to write S.M.A.R.T. career goals, and how to create your own career plan. We'll also provide some different techniques you can use to stay motivated as you work toward your goals.