How to Choose a Career: Guidance Counseling

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Learn 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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5 chapters in How to Choose a Career: Guidance Counseling

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Ch 1. Stages of Career Planning {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[18920].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How Much Does Your School Choice Affect Your Career? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18921].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18921].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Career Planning Timeline for College Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18922].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18922].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18946].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18946].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18924].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18924].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Find and Relate to a Career Mentor Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18925].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18925].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Set Realistic Career Goals After Graduation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18926].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18926].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Career Assessments {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[19107].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Career Assessments: Types & Benefits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How Can a Personality Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6170].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6170].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How Can an Interest Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19367].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19367].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How Can a Skill-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose a Career? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19368].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19368].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How Can a Value-Based Career Assessment Help You Choose A Career? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. The Relationship Between Major & Career {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[19108].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How Much Does Your College Major Affect Your Career? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19554].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19554].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What to Do When Your Major and Career Choice Don't Match Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19555].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19555].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Do You Need A Graduate Degree? - Questions to Consider Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How Should Graduate School Plans Affect Your College Major? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19896].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19896].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Evaluating a Career's Cost and Benefits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree? - Typical Courses & Careers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18732].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18732].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - What Can I Do with a Fine Arts Degree? - Typical Courses & Careers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18733].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18733].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Careers in the Engineering Field: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18734].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18734].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Careers in Math: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18735].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18735].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Careers in the Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20065].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20065].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Careers in the Social Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18736].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18736].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Nontraditional Degree Programs and Career Options Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Researching Career Options {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[19283].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Online Career Research Tools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19284].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19284].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Make the Most of a Career Fair Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19285].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19285].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Find Out if Your Field of Interest is a Match for You Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19894].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19894].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Maximize Your Internship's Career Potential Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19286].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19286].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Informational Interviews and Job Shadowing: Learning About Careers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19287].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19287].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - What If You Change Your Mind? - Smart Ways to Choose a New Career Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19288].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19288].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Changing Careers: Using Your Talents in a New Way Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19289].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19289].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Finding a Job & Starting a Career {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[18957].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Networking for Career Success: How to Make Professional Contacts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18959].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18959].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Researching the Company You Want to Work For: Importance & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18960].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18960].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18961].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18961].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Prepare For Your Job Interview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18962].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18962].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18963].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18963].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Responding to a Job Offer: Evaluating & Negotiating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19290].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19290].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Career vs. Job: What's the Difference? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18964].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18964].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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