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CAREER COUNSELING

Many students are undecided about their college major or career choice.  If you feel this way, you are not alone. Deciding on a career path can be very stressful.  Navarro College counselors offer a number of tools to provide career information and guidance to undecided students.  The counselors are available to offer career guidance based on your skills, personality, interests, and values.  The following career services are available:

 

– Referrals to career tests and assessments

– Assistance with career and self-exploration

– Engaging students in the decision-making process

– Educating students on the job search process

CAREER SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOLS

1. Interest Survey

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. The assessment has 60 questions about work activities that some people do on their jobs.

 

http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

2. ISEEK Skills Assessment

This assessment lets you rate yourself on 35 different skills and then see which occupations are matches for the skills that are important to you. The assessment will take about 5-10 minutes. Complete your assessment by answering questions about the skills you would like to perform in your daily work. At the end of the assessment, you will see a list of occupations that are a good match for your skill profile.

 

http://www.iseek.org/careers/skillsAssessment

3. Jung Typology Personality Test

This test is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality. After completing the 72 questionnaire, you will obtain 4-letter type formula according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology, along with the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type. The results will assist with discovering careers and occupations most suitable for your personality type.

 

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

4. Career Exploration

This website offers a variety of links regarding career exploration. Although the website is free, it is highly recommended that the student work closely with the Navarro College counselor to complete the profiles and assessments offered on this website. Please call the counseling office today to schedule.

 

http://www.acinet.org/Explore/

5. Work Values Inventory

The is a written assessment that provides a list to help identify those values that you think will be important to you in your work. Upon completing the assessment, the student should discuss the results with a counselor.

 

http://www.rop.santacruz.k12.ca.us/resources/career_planning/step1tool1.pdf

Career Key Assessment

The Career Key assessment is offered at the counseling center and will assist students with choosing between fields of study or various professions. Individuals assess their resemblance to Holland’s six personality types and identify their most promising career options. This is a paper test that takes 20 minutes to complete. It uniquely organizes matching careers in an easy and practical manner.

 

In addition to the assessments and career information available in the Counseling Center, the Carl Perkins Career Center provides career information computers and a large career reference library that includes videos, books, and informational resources. The Carl Perkins Career Center also assists students needing help with job searches, interview techniques, and resume writing skills.

 

Career Explorations: Live Career

Career Advice: Monster.com

Career Help: BusinessWeek

Career Tips: The Wall Street Journal

Career Resources: True Careers

Career Advice: Highlands Life and Career Center

Career Building: About.com: Career Building

Career Advice: going2college

Important Information
Contact Information

Counseling Center
GOOCH OneStop Student Building, 2nd Floor

3200 W. 7th Avenue

Corsicana, Texas 75110

903.875.7397

For appointments, contact the Counseling Center:

Corsicana Campus: 903.875.7397

 

Mexia South Campus:  254.562.3848

 

Midlothian Campus: 972.775.7200

 

Waxahachie Campus: 972.937.7612