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Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Explore careers based on your interests, strengths, and personality and learn about the education and skills necessary for various careers - as well as the pay, job outlook, work environment, and more!

For additional information and resources, visit the GHS Career Coach page or request an appointment with our Career Coach!

Interest Assessments:

CareerOneStop - CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor.  This website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. 

Virginia Education Wizard - On the Virginia Education Wizard, you can take interest, skills, and values assessments.  The Wizard contains a number of tools to help users explore careers, plan for their education, pay for college, and much more.  You can take the assessment online at home.

One*Net Interest Profiler - The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are, how your interests relate to the world of work, and what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Education Planner - Planning for your future can seem overwhelming, especially when you are young.  EducationPlanner provides practical advice so you can find the career and educational path that's right for you. 

Strengths Assessments:

What is Major Clarity?

Major Clarity - Explore the Career Paths that might interest you based on your skills and strengths. If you've taken the Personality Assessment, each Career Path will have a personalized Fit Score to help you get started.  You can watch interviews by real professionals or try an activity to learn by doing! Make sure you record your rating for each interview and activity to update your Fit Score. You can also favorite Career Paths and Occupations. You'll find all your ratings and favorites in your Portfolio! 

VIA Survey of Character Strengths - The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a free self-assessment that takes 10 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your best qualities. VIA Reports provide personalized, in-depth analysis of your free results, including actionable tips to apply your strengths to find greater well-being. 

Personality Assessments:

Personality Academy - The Personality Academy can help you learn concepts of personality that will help you discuss how you see the world and how you interact with others. 

16Personalities - The 16Personalisities test is a quick and free assessment that helps you learn how your personality type influences many areas of your life.

Truity Typefinder Personality Test - This free personality test helps to identify your personality type and find your strengths.  You do not need to purchase or register to take this test and view an overview of your results. If you would like, you can purchase a more comprehensive full report for a small fee. 

Truity Career Personality Profiler - Find a job you'll love by matching your personality and interests to real-world careers. This free 15-minute career test measures key personality factors to show you the exact careers that suit your strengths.

Personality Club - This short four (4) question personality test can help you find your personality type and help you learn more about yourself and the people around you.

Career Exploration:

BigFuture - BigFuture offers a brief career quiz that helps to match you with careers and exploration tools based on your likes and dislikes. - At MyFuture you can search for careers by industry, salary, and skills and get tips on improving your job search so you can put your best foot forward. 

Mapping Your Future - At Mapping Your Future you can assess your skills and interests, research careers, develop a career plan, develop an effective resume, and find work!

Virginia Career View - The Virginia Career View search option allows you to explore over 1,000 careers by industry, career cluster, salary, and education requirements to find the career for you. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information for more than 300 occupational profiles covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy. - Use the Salary to learn what employers are paying for the job you are interested in and calculate your potential salary value based on your work experience and skill set.

CTE Career Guide - Explore dozens of career options and learn about the many benefits that Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program - The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.  You may sign up to take this at school - seniors in the fall, juniors and seniors in the spring.  See your school counselor for more information.

Virginia Employment Commission - The Virginia Employment Commission offers job seekers the Virginia Workforce Connection (VAWC).  VAWC is your online source to connect with potential employers, search for jobs, find training opportunities, and research wage data along with industry and occupational trends.

This list is for general informational purposes only.  Appearance on this list does not constitute an endorsement and descriptions of services from providers is not exhaustive.