Career Planning FAQs
Career planning involves 4 steps: learn about yourself, explore your options, make decisions and take action. These 4 steps can help you figure out a rewarding career.
CAREERinsite can help. Take one of the quizzes. It can help you see where your interests overlap with your skills. Then you can explore your career options.
OCCinfo features more than 550 occupational profiles. Each profile tells you the:
- employment and advancement outlook
- duties and working conditions
- certification requirements
- wage and salary ranges
Watch videos of real people on the job. You may also have friends, family members or neighbours doing work that interest you. Ask about their work. It may be possible to shadow them for a day on the job.
OCCinfo has Alberta wage and salary information for full-time and part-time workers in more than 550 occupations.
See Career Events to keep track of upcoming career and job fairs in your area.
Changes in the economy lead to changes in the way we work. Check out work options to find a fit for your lifestyle. Keep in mind that your desired lifestyle, work experience and family situation will change over time. A good place to start is to research the occupations that interest you at CAREERinsite.
To figure out your career, start by getting to know yourself. The self-assessment quizzes can help you take the first step.
Have questions about getting that first job or launching your career? MyWorkQuest can help. It's a question-and-answer website that will help you make the most of your work search and connect you to valuable career advice.
You can also access career and employment services at any of the Alberta Works / Alberta Supports Centres throughout the province. Career and Employment Consultants are available at these offices to help youth prepare for and find work. The CAREERinsite website can also start you on a path to discovering your strengths and exploring possible careers.