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Deciding on a Career

I'm not sure what I want to do (career exploration)

What do I want to be? What do I want to do? If these questions sound familiar, then the pursuit of a career can prove to be a very challenging decision. If you would like to learn more about the wide range of careers available in today's job market, you may want to visit the following sites.

Employment Skills

Employment skills include your knowledge and experience, as well as attitudes and behaviors that employers look for in people they consider hiring. You develop these skills in school and through a variety of life experiences outside of school.

  • Employment Nova Scotia Skills Development, a program administered by Employment Nova Scotia, provides funding to eligible individuals who require skills training to secure employment.
  • Career Navigator and Quizzes This section of Jobs, Workers, Training and Careers provides you with a self-assessment quiz and links to helpful sites about workplace skills/traits  (formerly "WorkSearch").
  • Skills Credentialing Tool For Individuals The Conference Board of Canada SCT is a self-assessment and portfolio-building tool for students, employees and job-seekers. The SCT helps individuals self-assess their essential skills and employability attitudes and behaviours and create an evidence portfolio that they can share with an employment counsellor, instructor, workplace supervisor or potential employer.
  • The Skills You Have and the Skills They Want will help you "sell" yourself to employers as exactly the type of candidate they want with tips on how to take a fresh look at what you have accumulated throughout your years of studying.