Technology can do more than just help you pass your classes, it can also help you answer career questions — and we’re not just talking about the “where can I find a job” one, either. Beyond job postings, the internet also offers plenty of resources for deciding what it is you even want to do for a career. After all, if it’s something you’ll be doing from 9am to 5pm for 5 days a week, it better be something you like.
From personality quizzes to field statistics, check out these websites that can help open your eyes to new career possibilities.
Princeton Review – Ever wonder what kind of background most Ecologists have? Well, the popular college company, Princeton Review, also dishes out helpful career information like job profiles. Use them to gain insight on the jobs you’re most interested in.
Rasmussen – Rasmussen’s Career Aptitude Test is a career test that allows users to input their skills on a spectrum, not simply with yes or no questions. By taking the test, you’ll come out of it with a better understanding of the jobs your personality fits best with.
Career One Stop – This career site gives users a lay of the land by filtering jobs based on your education, and allows you to view careers based on a variety of filtering options from fastest-growing to those nearest to you.
Wall Street Journal Careers – The Wall Street Journal’s Careers site offers up the most up to date and relevant articles on careers. Covering everything from the different personalities found at certain jobs, to those that seem to be on the rise, this site is a good one to visit daily.
US News Rankings – Rankings are never a be-all end-all way to plan your life. US News’ job rankings, however, do offer one place to see which kind of jobs are up-and-coming, salary information, and why certain fields may be more in demand. Do take the rankings with a few grains of salt, but don’t hesitate to brainstorm using the information they have to offer.
MyPlan – MyPlan helps you plan your path from the first day of college to the first day on the job. Check out information on majors and see which kind of jobs they may lead to by using the site’s four areas of planning.