Do you know what you’d like to do? You may need to explore your options to figure that out. Or perhaps you have so many interests that you need to narrow your focus to decide your best career direction. Then there is the question of whether your current role is where you’d like to stay for now, or if you are ready for change. This stage is about considering career directions, researching and making decisions.
Click on the buttons below to find tools you can download and use on your own, in-depth information and resources online, descriptions of courses you can take, and links to career-related information online.
This section directs you toward sources of in-depth information online and resources for learning at your own pace.
Planning your career is like planning a trip: it’s easier if you use a map, get advice from previous travelers and follow an itinerary. It also helps to have a guide. That’s where my careerGuide comes in. This online tool will help you successfully reach your career destination by showing you different careerPaths, sharing the stories of others through careerJournal and helping you plan your next steps through careerPlanner.
Career in Gear is an online experience of fun, easy to complete steps to help you learn more about who you are, what motivates you, how to explore occupations and discover Nova Scotia Community College programs which may align to your interests and goals. Create an account and you can access the site’s full suite of online resources. Explore and participate in the activities at your own pace. You can visit as often as you like and your work will always be saved:
The following course is offered through the PSC Corporate Learning Centre – please register online on The Learning Environment.
This five-module program will help you engage in self-reflection, evaluate career paths, develop an action plan and learn how to manage your own career. Please see the full description of this program under the Know Yourself stage.
There is a wealth of career-related information on the web. Below are links to interesting resources, good sources of information, and tools you may find helpful.
Questionnaires and quizzes to help you make better career decisions:
A collection of resources related to considering career directions, researching and making decisions: