Career Exploration is, broadly speaking, the process of matching yourself to the working world. It is often a time-consuming process, but one that can be rewarded with a satisfying way to spend your time and make a living. Many people will go through a process of career exploration several times over the course of their life—in college when choosing a major, when selecting a career, when transitioning into another career, and when looking for ways to stay active after retirement—so the resources below are designed to introduce you to the steps one can take on the path to effective exploration and some resources to help you on your way.
Develop a Career Plan
- Use Oregon CIS or the FOCUS 2 Assessment Tool to identify your interests, explore career options, and create a career plan
- Professional Development Checklist for Undergraduates
Identify Your Skills, Interests, and Values
- 16 Personalities (similar to MBTI)
- Holland Code Quiz
- My Next Move
- Jung Typology Test
- CareerOneStop Assessments
Academic and Professional Planning
- Career Development Handouts
- College Board
- What Color Is Your Parachute?
- What Can I Do With This Major?
Apply for Jobs
- Oregon Employment Department Career Explorer
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - OOH
- Occupational Information Network - O*Net
- Jackson County Non-Profits
- Medford/Jackson County Business Directory - The Chamber
- Oregon Department of Education
- CareerInfoNet - Career Videos