Explore Careers

A self assessment of your interests and abilities can help you know the right jobs to look for. Many workers do not know what they want to do or would enjoy doing to earn a living. Many people get a job and continue with that job until they lose it or it no longer exists then go to another job and continue the pattern.

Wouldn't it make your job search easier if you understood what jobs you might be a good "fit" for, what skills you need, and which employers hired those types of workers? Well, you can! Exploring career options is one of the most important things you will ever do, and we have some easy to use tools to help you narrow down the field. Find out which occupations are the right fit for your personality, interests, abilities and skills.

Texas Career Check (Occupation and Skill Computer-assisted Researcher) is easy to use - it only takes about 15-30 minutes. Once you complete the assessment, OSCAR tells you which occupations are a match, information about occupations, and the demand of the Texas labor market for those occupations.

CareerOneStop also has a lot of resources for investigating what you might like to do, and has national labor market information.

More Assessments to Know Yourself Better

Websites of Organizations Offering Tests
Type of Test Link to Test Site
Skills / Interests / Abibities Texas Career Check
O Net
Work Interests Internet Career Connection
Interests & Work Style Princeton Review
Temperament Keirsey Sorter
Learning Style Career Resource Center
Work Preference Career Preference

College and Career Planning
College and career planning at College For All Texans.com is a great site - it has excellent information about going to school for students of all ages.

America's Career InfoNet and Mapping your Future are other sites with a wealth of information about career planning.

Quintessential Careers and Vocational Information Center sites have even more sites about career and college planning!

Are you an Entrepreneur?
Thinking about starting or buying your own business? Visit our page on Starting or Expanding a Business .

Labor Market Information

We've already done the research for you for local jobs in demand in Deep East Texas !