Career Awareness

A career is all the productive work, paid and unpaid, performed throughout a person's lifetime. Career Education provides students with opportunities to learn about their interests, to become aware and appreciate a range of careers, and to develop decision-making, job-seeking, and job-keeping skills. Explore the links below to help make informed career choices:

Resume Writing and Interview Skills

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

Naviance/Family Connection.

Naviance is used for both Career and College planning.  Grade 10 will do Career Interest Profiler and Career Cluster Finder Survey with Counseling Staff in the Spring.  Grade 11 will learn how to search for and research colleges online.

CareerOverview.
A non-commercial career website that offers useful and reliable career information and reviews provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Insider Career Info. - a searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by "insiders", successful professionals who are actually doing the job.

Mapping Your Future.
Step-by-step career planning for students in English & Spanish.

UWANNADU

Matching people to careers, colleges & companies -- your future revealed.

Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Nationally recognized source of career information.
What workers do on the job, working conditions, job outlook and more.

America's Career InfoNet.
Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements,
state by state labor market conditions,employer contacts nationwide,and an extensive career resource library online.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Information and practice questions for the ASVAB can be found here.  This is a free multi-aptitude test battery that allows students to identify different abilities and to compare test performance to that of other students at their grade level (recommended for Gr 11 & 12). The ASVAB is administered at Blake in mid-November each school year. Sign up in the Blake Career Center at least one week in advance.  ASVAB scores will be interpreted about two weeks after taking the test.

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