Self Assessment and Career Exploration

General Resources

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Desicion Tool - 80,000 Hours 

This decision-making tool asks a series of questions designed to help you clarify your decisions, priorities, options and plans when choosing a career.

Self-Assessment and Career Exploration


JobNow (eLearning at SFPL) 

For career exploration try Career Assessments and eParachute. JobNow also includes live chat service for resume reviews, business writing, interviewing skills and job search.


National Career Development Association 

Offers a collection of online resources for career exploration.


California CareerZone 

A proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed for students. Offers a wealth of information on 900 occupations.


A search engine that lists results from hundreds of job boards and company websites.


mySkills myFuture 

Identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to your current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, apply for jobs and more.

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Explore Careers - CareerOne Stop

A large job search portal where you can assess your skills and interests, look at your work values, find job outlooks and use more tools to help you decide on a career. In English and Spanish.

Job Descriptions and Industry Exploration

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. From the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

My next move

My Next Move 

For youth, an excellent resource for those looking to start or change careers featuring 900 career options, searchable by key words or by industry. Assess your interests and career paths using O*NET Interest Profiler, a personality test that will point you in the right direction.



Has detailed descriptions of the world of work, hundreds of job descriptions, outlooks, salaries and more.


California Occupational Guides 

Similar to Occupational Outlook Handbook but specific to California. Offers job descriptions, outlooks and more.

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Licenses and Licensing Boards in California 

Check to see if your desired occupation requires a license. Select California from the list of states.