For this assignment, you will visit Georgia Career Information System online in order to learn about good career choices for you.  After you have explored your suggested careers, print out the OVERVIEW of the career you think is the best match for you. Think about the following: 1) Why does this career seem to be the best match for me? 2) What must I do to prepare for this career? 2) Am I willing to commit to preparing for this career or do I need to choose another occupation?

Once you're at the site, click CLICK HERE TO ENTER and use the following ID and password:

Username: bainbridgec
Password: gcis915

Click on the Occupation Sort Workshop (first link on left).

Next, print out the directions (also at the bottom of this page) and choose at least 10 but not more than 15 factors that are important to you in a job and rank them in order of importance. You'll be able to read about each of the factors in the directions link.

Note that you can create a “My Portfolio” before starting to use Occupation Sort to save your responses and to return to it later. You can learn how to create it in this quick-start guide.

Once you have chosen your factors, you'll answer questions to help narrow the field of career choices. (As I worked my way through the questions, I ended up with 6 suggested occupations.)

Here are the directions at the site to follow once you have your list of career choices:

Look for occupations on your list that you are interested in and find out more about them. From the "Occupations On Your List" screen, click on an occupation title. This will take you to a description of that occupation. Focus on the information that is important to you but is not a factor in Occupation Sort . This will help confirm your interest or suggest ways to modify your choices.

 Find out why occupations you are interested in are not on your list. From the "Options" screen, select "Occupations Not On Your List" and then click "Why Not" for an occupation you are interested in. The difference between the acceptable levels you chose and the occupation's requirements may suggest compromises you could make in your choices.

Learn which occupations are not on your list because of your answer to just one factor. From the "Options" screen, select "Occupations Almost On Your List" to see this list. If there are occupations on that list that you are interested in, you may discover other factors you are willing to compromise on.

These were my suggested careers:
Addictions Counselors 
Advertising Managers 
Clergy 
Education Administrators 
Marketing Managers 
Psychiatrists 

When I clicked on Education Administrators, I was taken to this link to learn about this career.

After you have explored your suggested careers, print out the OVERVIEW of the career you think is the best match for you. Think about the following: 1) Why does this career seem to be the best match for me? 2) What must I do to prepare for this career? 2) Am I willing to commit to preparing for this career or do I need to choose another occupation?

 

Directions for the Occupation Sort

 
Occupation Sort - Getting Started  
Occupation Sort is not a test. It is designed to let you say what you know about yourself, your likes and dislikes, and creates a list of occupations that match your preferences. It doesn't tell you what you should be. Instead, Occupation Sort locates occupations that match factors you consider important.

Occupation Sort uses 28 factors often considered in career decision making. These factors are important to many people. They are also factors for which a computerized sorting tool can be useful.

The steps of Occupation Sort are:

  • Select 10 to 15 factors
  • Select the order of the factors
  • Indicate the level of each factor you want in an occupation
  • See the results of your choices

To see a complete list of the factors and their descriptions, print the worksheet. It has a chart to help you choose the factors most important to you. Click on the Print Worksheet option and follow the instructions on the worksheet.

When you are ready to proceed, click on the Select Factors option.

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