Careers and Majors
CAREERS and MAJORS
The job market continuously changes to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. When you consider the amount of time we spend working, the importance of choosing a career that matches your personality,interests and aptitudes quickly becomes clear. On average, people change jobs five times in their adult life.
Answering the three essential questions (who am I, where am I going, and how do I get there?) may provide the foundation you will need to choose the career that is best suited for you.
- · Who am I? What are your values, interests, and abilities? Understanding yourself is the most important part of the search.
- · Where am I going? Explore the various careers which match your own individuality using updated resources. Many jobs are no longer in demand, while other careers are in high demand affording those individuals with extraordinary potential to grow within that field.
- · How do I get there? Begin outlining the steps needed to land that particular job or enter a certain career field.You may have to obtain more education/training or just revise a resume and begin applying.
NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION provides students a number of tools for effective career research. In freshman year, students are introduced to Career Cluster Finder. As sophomores, students complete “Do What You Are” a personality based career assessment. As you answer the questions you need to think about your likes and dislikes as they pertain to different activities. You also have the opportunity to search careers by name or matched with your interests. Give it a try! Remember, your interests can change as you are exposed to new courses, jobs, activities and experiences. Your career search is a work in progress.
Law Explorers- Click here for information about the Law Explorer program in Monmouth County, for students in grades 9-12 interested in careers and topics in the law.
College Majors For those students who are college-bound, choosing a major is all about “fit.” Not sure what you could do with a particular major…here’s a great web resource:
Click here to view “Confused About College Majors and Careers,” a Power Point Presentation that will introduce you to the resources available and help you answer the question “Do I need to choose a major?”