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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1How Much Does Your School Choice Affect Your Career?
Course SummaryLearn how to choose the career path that best suits your interests, aptitudes and compensation goals with this study course written by professional guidance counselors. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help you to identify the main things you need to look for when considering a career.
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About This Course
This How to Choose a Career guidance course can give you the information and tools that you need to make important decisions about your career. The concise, informative video lessons focus on each step needed to select a career path, and knowledgeable guidance counselors can provide real-life advice and considerations. You can further test your understanding of the material with self-assessment questions. There are many career possibilities available to each student, but this course can help you decide on the right job that best matches your talents, ambitions and interests.
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You want to choose a career that best aligns with your personality and strengths. Learn about some common personality career assessments, like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), as well as other skill-based career assessments. These tests can help you decide what field and type of work you're best suited for.
Once you decide the general field you'd like to work in, whether it's technology or the humanities, you'll want to find a major that complements your chosen line of work and can help you score a job. The chapters explore many different careers you might enter with assorted types of majors. You can also read up on whether graduate education is a must for increasing your job prospects.
Although a good salary is an important consideration when deciding on a career, a big paycheck isn't necessarily everything. This course can provide you with the tools to see which jobs 'pay' the most by weighing potential salaries against the time and money it takes to receive an education and earn a position.
After you've figured out which career is the one for you, you'll have to apply for these jobs. Our guidance counselors can give you advice on:
- Weighing the benefits and costs of a certain job
- Researching job postings online
- Attending career fairs
- Finding an internship
- Acing your job interview
- Networking with those in your field
- And more!
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