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Exploring Careers and Choosing Majors

Finding a suitable career or job is challenging. With so many options available, choosing a direction can seem overwhelming, but the Career Resource Center can help make the decision less daunting. We will help you gather information about yourself and your career options. Stop by our drop-in hours or call 209.946.2361 to schedule an appointment for individual career counseling.

You can also use online resources to learn more about how to choose a career or major and how to research job markets, industries and more.

Career Assessments

The Career Resource Center offers a variety of career assessment tools that can help you identify your career interests, personality type, values, and skills.

FOCUS-2 is an online, interactive education and career planning system that combines self assessment, major and career exploration, and decision making into one comprehensive program.  To access Focus-2 click here and create an account. Access code: Tigers

Career Guides
Vault - Job search guides and company rankings and reviews
Wetfeel - Career assessment test
Quintessential Careers - Student guide to choosing a major and finding a job
The Riley Guide - Job search guide
Learn How to Become - Guide for choosing a career path

Job Research Resources

Guide to Informational Interviewing - how to get job information from a working professional
Roadtrip Nation - a movement that encourages young people to explore their options in life by talking with successful people who are passionate about their careers.
California Career Zone - Explore jobs by industry and salary
O*Net - Detailed descriptions of job types and their requirements

Salary Information and Calculator
Salaryexpert
NACE Salary Calculator

Labor Market Information
California Labor Market Info - Information on jobs and industries and current employment trends
Department of Labor - Job statistics and regulation