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  • Ferrum College Career Planning
  • he following links contain useful information and resources in order to assist you with your career direction...Remember, each of these resources is just that - a resource to assist you. It will be just as important to pull the results of these resources together and talk to a Career Services Office staff member. This person can help you make sense of the research considering the current employment market and where you would like to live.
    Two key words to keep in mind when considering any career decision making process - CHANGE and the FLEXIBILITY need to adapt to change. It is well documented that career fields (not just jobs!) can change from 5 to 7 times in a working lifetime. Make an appointment, through Trisha Butler in the CSO, at 365-4259 to discuss your career planning needs so what you do makes sense
    for YOU!

    FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It enables you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results.
    What Can I Do With This Major?
    Learn about career opportunities for different college majors...includes career information to print and links to related sites.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Research over 200+ different job titles and find out about the following areas: Earnings, Nature of the Work, Job Outlook in the Future, Qualifications needed and Advancement possibilities, Related Job Titles and more Sources of Information. What does an Actuary do and how much do they earn? Click on this site to find out!
    Career Development using JobWeb.com
    This site divides the career development process into four distinct area: Discovery, Exploration, Experience/Experiment and Choice. If you are serious about finding a career direction this is one of the best sites to use!

    Career One Stop
    This is America's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses. Career One Stop is one of the most comprehensive employment seeking sites covering all aspects of the employment search process. This site has over 5,000 links to career resources. A goldmine for the career planner and jobseeker!

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