Career Research & Planning

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The first step to creating a career portfolio is establishing a goal and a plan. To do this, you first need to learn a little bit about the career(s) that you are interested in. During a portfolio session Penelope Wade will work with your class to help you collect info and use it to create a plan.
 
Step 1: Open and save your career plan .docx
Scroll down this page to find the career plan template. Click the arrow to the right to download. Be sure to save it in your My Documents folder.

Step 2: Select a career and collect data
Use the  US Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook to locate your career and begin collecting info requested on the career plan. Information from the VT Department of Labor is available here: http://www.vtlmi.info/occupation.cfm

Step 3: PRINT THE INFO SHEET FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO.
Print your career plan when it is complete.

Common Problems: HELP! I can't find my career! 
First consult the resources to the right of this column. If you still can't find the info you need, ask for help!

 
Link to TED Videos:

Daniel Pink- Motivation

Amy MacLeod- Career Advice to Teenagers, "Value your values"

Highschooler Lawrence Lewars "Questions every teenager needs to be asked"

 

Where will you be in 5 years?

 

General Resources for all:
 

Bridges Career Info via VSAC.org (Please note: you will need to create an account to access this resource.)
 
Resources by Program:
  
Forestry
 
Culinary
 
Medical Professions


 Interesting Side Bar: A positive outlook toward your work and job can take you far.  Congratulate yourself on the research and planning you are putting into career exploration.  Here is a Business Insider article about 17 Disturbing Facts About Your Job.  
 
 

 

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