People who are happy in their careers are usually people who are a "good-fit" for those careers.
The following resources will allow you to explore various aspect of your personality and help you acquire the knowledge and vocabulary to describe your interests and values.
- Building a Personal and Career Portfolio guides teachers and students in planning and preparing individual portfolios.
- Career Cruising has a Career Portfolio section that allows you to create a password protected portfolio to store your Career Matchmaker or Career Selector results and to keep notes on careers and schools that interest you.
- The JobsEtc website that has a number of iQuizzes that will help you to learn how to describe yourself. You should register for the site so that you can save the results of the online quizzes.
- With the help of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Meter , you can reflect on your unique strengths and identify areas where your level of mental fitness could be improved to help you cope with all of life’s up and downs. Assessing our mental health is not as simple to do as measuring our physical health. There are no scales or endurance tests that rate mental fitness.
- Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity.
An increasing body of research from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology is showing that most people, including young people, can bounce back from risks, stress, crises, and trauma and experience life success.
- The Government of Canada Youth website has six quizzes to prepare you for seeking employment. If you are having trouble with the flash-version of the site, try the low-tech text version. It is NOT possible to save your results, so after you role in how you find and keep work?
- Career Cruising has a Career Matchmaker section (a sophisticated interest inventory) and a Career Selector section that will help you find careers that might be of interest to you.
You will need to logon to the Career Cruising site using the Username and Password that have been assigned to your school. Once you have logged onto the Career Cruising site select Career Matchmaker or Explore Careers.
- The Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Job Futures Interest Quiz has a simple 24 question quiz that will assist you in determining your areas of interest by helping you identify the degree to which you enjoy working with data/information, people or things. At the end of the quiz, you will generate a list of occupations that match your results.
- Toronto Public Library now has a virtual reference library. One portion of the site is called Career Bookmarks . It contains excellent resources on career strategies, self-assessment tools , career choices, marketing yourself, jobs and success on the job.