Career Planning


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Find out how you can turn what you love into a career.

If you are thinking about career planning, explore the alis website. There is a lot of great information there including quizzes, tools and activities to get your brain working.

Explore your skills, interests, passions, and what you value in a job. Start planning your career now! From the their website:

5 things in 5 minutes

Here are 5 things you can do in the next 5 minutes to help you figure out what job you want and how to get it:

  1. Name 3 things you really like to do.
  2. Name 3 things you’re good at.
  3. Name 3 things you like learning about.
  4. Name 3 adults who are good at the things you like to do.
  5. Name 3 jobs you think you might be interested in.

Now you’ve got a list. Here’s what to do with it:

  • Notice if any of the items in 1 are the same as the items in 2 or 3. Keep this in mind as you recognize your strengths

  • How do the adults you identified in 4 make their living? Do they use the things they’re good at? If you know them, ask. If they’re celebrities, research them online.

  • Try searching the items you named in 1, 2, & 3 and add “jobs” to the search e.g. "mountain biking" or "snowboarding"+"jobs". Explore what turns up.

  • Do the jobs in 5 involve any of the things in 1, 2, or 3? If you don’t know, search the jobs to find out.

Now you're 5 steps closer!

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