Career Search Tools

Career Assessment Tools

There are various career self assessment tools available over the internet. Many are free, some have a charge. Students may want to discuss the self assessment results with their Guidance Counsellor.

  • myblueprint.ca/wrdsb (School Account Log in uses your PAL username and password)
  • Career Options for Youth
  • Keirsey Self Assessment
  • JVIS – Jackson Vocational Interest Survey (for University- bound students)- There is a US Cost at this site. – This test provides a detailed snapshot of your interests and how they relate to the world of study and work. The assessment found on this site was designed to be self interpreted.

 

But I don’t know what I want to do in the future… where can I start?

Searching Tip:  Example: I think I’d like something in the medical field, how can I start my search to find job titles matching this interest?

  • Go to Search The National Occupation Classification System (NOC codes)
  • Click drop down menu of Select Search Type – click Next
  • Click drop down menu of Index of Titles – click Next
  • Click drop down menu of Search Method
    • Click Keyword – Click Next – Type in the word “medical” in the blank box and scroll to the bottom of the page to Click Search.
    • All of the jobs associated with the Medical Profession are in front of you.
    • Glance down the list and click on a title of interest to you.  i.e. Medical Laboratory Technologist #3211
    • Main Duties, Educational Requirements AND Example Job Titles appear. Write down the 4-digit NOC
    • Now take the NOC code / Job Title that you liked and use our myblueprint.ca/wrdsb website to determine further if this is a good job match for you. Use your PAL username and password to get in.
    • Simply type in the NOC code OR the Job Title in the Search Bar at the top of the page.
    • myblueprint.ca allows you to search Canadian Wages, Work Conditions and Educational Programs offered in Canada to do this job!
    • Save your results. It allows you to save your job interests to come back to at a later time.

 

What can I do with a Degree in…..

Click here then scan the degrees listed in the Left Column:   Wilfred Laurier University has a list of degrees showing skills learned during the degree as well as a comprehensive list of job titles that could result from the degree.  The job titles can be used as a search tool to see if it might be a job match for you!