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.
- Career Cruising (username: preston password: panthers)
- 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 Career Cruising Website to determine further if this is a good job match for you.
- Career Cruising username: preston AND password: panthers
- Simply type in the NOC code OR the Job Title in the Search Bar at the top of the page.
- Career Cruising allows you to search Canadian Wages, Work Conditions and Educational Programs offered in Canada to do this job!
- Log In to My IPP – Individual Pathway Plan – in Career Cruising. Use your PAL password. 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!