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Career Assessment for Homeschoolers

April 5, 2011

Do you know of a career assessment that we can use that is not overly expensive?  My daughter is a junior and is struggling to find something that she would be interested in doing after high school.  I believe an assessment would give her some help.

Thank you ~
Tamra

Career Assessment for #Homeschooler @TheHomeScholars

My College QuickStart By the CollegeBoard has a personality test for identifying your students strengths and college major and career suggestions.  There are other suggestions as well.

Books

- What Color is Your Parachute

- What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, 2nd Edition: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future.  Get the teen version because I have heard the adult version may have inappropriate content – Finding the Career that Fits You Workbook by Larry Burkett is a Christian classic for career exploration

- Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type by Tieger and Barron I haven’t read it myself, but others have recommended it.

Website and Information about Career Exploration

- www.humanmetrics.com tests, some free

- www.stats.bls.gov/oco Occupational Outlook Handbook on-line (Free)

- www.careerkey.org Personality related to occupations ($9.95)

- www.myroad.collegeboard.com College and career planning website ($19.95)

- www.thecallonline.com The Call Vocational and Life Purpose Guide from Focus on the Family (Approximately $79)

- www.careerdirectonline.org Career Direct assessment from Crown Financial Ministries founded by Larry Burkett ($80)

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1 Comment »

  1. Carol Christen says:

    Thanks for recommending What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens! I’m the author. I also write tips for teen and young adult career choice and job search on the blog at http://www.parachute4teens.com. Questions welcome!

    May 9th, 2011 at 11:28 am

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