Career Transitions and Life Planning

Career Planning Resources

Website for career and job-search advice with 1600 pages of college, career, and job-search content.

The Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential (MAPP) provides workforce centers with valuable career and learning style tools that assists people in their employment search.

Career/Lifeskills Resources
Resources and assessments for career/work counselors and human resource professionals.

Bay Area Career Guide
Free online resource to discover and learn about hundreds of career and technical education (CTE) programs at the San Francisco Bay Area 26 community colleges.

Research business issues and labor market information on this Economic Development Alliance for Business site.

Arizona State, Career Services
Offers good career planning and major career exploration websites and shared resources.

Personality Type
Know your type? Take a quiz to discover your personality type, "find the perfect job," and "communicate better."

Salary Expert
Salary advice with compensation and benefit information.

Career Planning Process

Requires periodic reassessment and planning based on current career/life needs and gathering information so that you can make realistic and meaningful decisions.Planning your career means an investment of time and effort. The career planning process involves:

  • gathering and organizing information about yourself and the world of work,
  • establishing your immediate and long-term career objectives; and
  • achieving those objectives through effective job hunting.

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