The Career Centre has software and assessment tools to help you research so you can learn about yourself, and the work, salary, education, potential career path, and job market for your dream jobs before you commit to a program of study.
Before you start training for a career, you need to know how it matches your interests, your values, the life you want to live… Do you like to work outdoors in any weather, or would you rather work inside? Are you a people person, or are you more comfortable working with, say, animals or computers? Would you mind working shifts? How much education are you willing to take to get that dream job? Only you know yourself well enough to know the answers to these types of questions. Self-Assessment is the opportunity to explore you interests, skills, values and personality. Knowing yourself will help you understand where you fit into the world of work.
Researching an occupation will give you the information you need to find out whether the job you think you would like actually matches your personal goals and values.
Book an appointment to go Career Cruising! Bishop O’Byrne has a school membership to a “Career Cruising” website. Your Career Practitioner can help you make the most of this program through a one-on-one appointment, or you can go to the site yourself using any computer with Internet access. Visit the Career Center for the user name and password.
Self Assessment Websites
Visit the Career Center for username and password: www.careercruising.com
A short version of the Myers-Briggs type personality inventory: www.typefocus.com
Click on Exploring Careers and then click on Know Yourself: www.canadiancareers.com
Employability Skills Checklist: www.jobsetc.ca
Occupational Research Websites
There are a number of excellent resources available including:
Alberta Learning Services Career Planner: www.alis.gov.ab.ca
Career Cruising (get password from the Career Centre): www.careercruising.com
Trades as a Post Secondary Option: www.tradesecrets.org
Calgary Youth Employment Centre: www.nextsteps.org
Government of Canada Job Futures: www.jobfutures.ca