Monday, 22 June 2009

CAREERS EXPLORER What is your ideal career?

What is your ideal career?

wow develop at kent university to explore your future career.

Careers Explorer is an easy to use program to generate career ideas developed by the University of Kent Careers Advisory Service. By answering job-related questions you can compare your skills, interests and values with common graduate jobs. It will allow you to see which jobs might be worth further investigation as a future career.

Explorer can't tell you your perfect job! There are no right or wrong answers. It simply takes your answers and compares them with ratings for a variety of jobs to produce a list of best matches. If you make false assumptions about yourself, for example you think you are a good communicator when you are not, the program will produce job suggestions which match your assumptions, therefore try to answer honestly. Explorer deals mainly with jobs open to graduates of any subject, or jobs which you can enter via a postgraduate course (e.g. law, librarianship, psychology). Jobs which require a full undergraduate degree such as electronics or architecture are less well catered for. For these, see What can I do with my degree in.... or Prospects Planner a sophisticated career choice program.

Don't be afraid to change your answers on a "what if" basis or to try the program again at a later date - your values, interests and skills may have changed. You don't have to answer all the questions (although you must answer at least 3 to get meaningful results). You can get a profile of jobs based on answers to just a few questions if you wish to explore the effects of certain factors.

You will need Flash to use Explorer. You probably have it installed, but if not, you can download it by clicking here Be patient as the program may take a few seconds to load. If PRINTING your results change your printer settings from "portrait" to "landscape" to get a better printout.

The program is very easy to use, but if you encounter difficulties, please use the walkthough here.

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