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Career Development

Career Development

Career development and planning is the process of identifying your vocational design, strengths, personality, skills, and values and aligning those to the appropriate career path.  We provide career courses, individual coaching and additional resources.  Career coaching is available by appointment only. 

Contact Lori Thomas lthoma11@cscc.edu extension 3869 for more information.

Career Pathing Workshop:  
"Career pathing" is a process used by an employee to chart a career development course within an organization. An interactive workshop is offered through Human Capacity Development. Participants are encouraged to use this resource to create and implement a Career Action Plan. For more information, contact Lori Thomas, lthoma11@cscc.edu or extension 3860.

Career Pathing Action Plan (doc.). A resource for the Career Pathing class.

 

Career Development Links

Franklin Covey Mission Statement Builder - Provides a step-by-step process to write your personal mission statement which can be very helpful as you begin the process of career exploration. A personal mission statement can help to add focus, direction, and a sense of purpose to one’s life.

Human Metrics. Jungian Theory is based on Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typology (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI). This assessment’s approach to personality and careers is based on “preferences” (for further information on your assessed “type” look at: MBTI Profiles.

Keirsey Temperament Assessment - looks at personality traits, such as habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents. It also encompasses personal needs, the kinds of contributions that individuals make in the workplace, and the roles they play in society.

iSeek Careers. A great place to start is at i seek careers - This is a comprehensive site that includes an on-line skills and interests assessment and various exploratory exercises.

O*Net Skills Search - This is the Department of Labor’s ONet Online site that provides a wealth of information on occupations and careers. SkillsSearch helps you identify potential occupations based on your customized skill list.

The Riley Guide is a comprehensive directory of career information sources and services on the Internet. Richard Bolles, author of “What Color is Your Parachute”, said about The Riley Guide, "This is the best by far. If I could only go to one gateway job site on the Web, this would be it."