Is your mentee unsure what he or she wants to do? Use the tools in this section to explore a wide array of potential career fields and to help your mentee start building the skills he or she will need to be successful!
Your mentee has a unique set of skills and talents but finding a career that will build on them can be tough. The career interest inventories can help your mentee narrow down the options so that you can focus on determining the educational and career path that is right for him or her. Helping your mentee see his or her future and setting out a path to reach it also provides extra motivation, builds hope, and provides an incentive to do well in school.
The Holland Code Career Interest Inventory Assessment can help your mentee explore careers and vocations based on his or her personality type.
The O*Net Interest Profiler is designed to help your mentee find out what his or her interests are and how they relate to possible careers.
The Hue Are You Assessment is a skills and career assessment that aligns your mentee’s knowledge and skills set into a career color group.
Nebraska Career Connections sets out 16 career clusters you and your mentee can explore together based on your mentee’s interests.
The College Career Life Planning Handbook was designed to help students explore the myriad of careers within a particular subject.
Once you and your mentee have narrowed down some career choices, consider the following questions together:
- What education or training do I need to go into this field?
- What are the working conditions?
- Is this job in a field that is growing or declining?
- Is the occupation in-demand?
- What can I expect to earn?
There are multiple approaches to building the skills we all need to be successful in our lives. Use the tools below to help your mentee identify his or her talents and skills and to work on enhancing them together.
Gallup Strengths provides you and your mentee with your unique strengths and gives you the resources to focus on using those strengths to achieve great things!
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences is a model of intelligence that differentiates intelligence into various skills and talents rather than seeing it as dominated by a single general ability. Help your mentee discover his or her learning style and career aspirations, and how he or she can use those to determine what they will be good at doing in the future.
The Resume Builder is designed to help you and your mentee create a written document that lists your mentee’s experience, skills, involvement, and educational background. This will help your mentee as he or she applies for post-secondary education, in searching for summer jobs, or in starting a long-term career.
NEworks has complete set of employment tools for job seekers which include online job searches, resume builders, wage updates, and more!