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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.

OSCAR   (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!

Web Sites of Organizations Offering Tests
Type of Test Link to Test Site

Skills / Interest / Abilities

OSCAR
O Net

Personality

ANSIR

Work Interests

Career Focus 2000

Interests and Work Style

Princeton Review

Temperament

Keirsey Sorter

Learning Style

Career Resource Center

Youth

Mazemaster

Work Preference

Career Preference


College and Career Planning
College and career planning at College For 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
Our Workforce Information and Research page shows you which industries and occupations show a potential for growth, the qualifications needed, starting pay, working conditions, and more.

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