Activity: Career Development on the Internet

Who Am I?

 Begin by gathering more information about yourself from this site:

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (this develops a score similar in nature to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI)
http://www.keirsey.com/cgi-bin/keirsey/newkts.cgi

More information on your particular type can also be gathered:
http://typelogic.com/

Next, use the Internet to identify an occupation. Choose one of these sources as a start point:

College Board Career Search
http://cbweb9p.collegeboard.org/career/html/searchQues.html

 Holland’s Party Game
http://web.missouri.edu/~cppcwww/holland.shtml

 (1)  Choose one occupation to guide the rest of this activity:

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Where Am I Going?

Gather more information at this site about the occupation in Question 1.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (try performing a "Keyword Search")
http://stats.bls.gov/ocohome.htm

 (2)  What is the outlook (forecast) for that occupation?

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(3)    By what percentage will the occupation change?

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(4)  What are the average earnings?
    (5)  Let’s say you were going to move to Iowa, could you tell me the annual number of openings in the state
            for the occupation you identified?
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      Tip: Try using this site…
      http://www.ttrc.doleta.gov/onestop/onestopmap.html
       

    How Do I Get There?

    (6)  How would you prepare for an interview?
           (Look at this location for a little advice: http://www.wetfeet.com/careers/home.asp and scroll down to the second section)

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     (7)  Any internship possibilities for that occupation?
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      Search for an internship here:
      http://4work.com/
    (8)  Who is hiring?

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            Try one of these sites for assistance on this one:

    This activity provides an overview of how the Internet can be used to facilitate career development through a structured activity. There is another site that schools have found useful that you might also look at:
      The Teacher Resource Area is just one of a growing number of sites focused on curriculum interventions in schools. Good luck in your efforts to use the Internet in your work.



    Created by Don Schutt, Office of Human Resource Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Current as of 11:45 am, June 18, 2000.