Before you can determine what career you want to pursue, you need to discover who you are. One way you can do that is through skill and interest assessments. Researching careers, including the education needed, position duties, job outlook, etc. can also help you in that decision.  Visit the links below to start your Career Exploration!

  • SchooLinks – Discover interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan to best reflects your post-secondary goals
  • Virginia Wizard—Take skill and interest assessments, learn soft skills employers look for and explore careers.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook—Explore careers, including job outlook, education needed, job duties, and more.
  • O*Net and My Next Move—Research occupations, take career assessments, research colleges, etc.
  • Virginia Career Explorer—Do some lifestyle budgeting, take assessments and explore career pathways and occupations.
  • CareerOneStop—Explore careers, take assessments, find training opportunities and search for jobs.
  • My Future—Find comprehensive career, college and military resources.

Job and Career Opportunities

Whether you are looking for an opportunity in high school (part-time job, internship, job shadow, etc.) or a post-graduation career opportunity, these links can assist you in your search.

  • CareerOneStop—Explore careers, take assessments, find training opportunities and search for jobs.
  • Apprenticeships—Check out apprenticeship opportunities in our area.  Apprenticeships combine education and on-the-job training, are paid and last anywhere from one to fours years.

Career Readiness

Before heading out into the world of work, you need to make sure you are prepared!  Visit the links below for information on completing job applications, resumes or cover letters.  Additionally, learn the interview and soft skills needed to land the perfect career opportunity.

Job Application Tips

Resume Tips

Resume Templates

Cover Letter Tips

Interview Tips

Interview Thank You Email

Don’t forget the Soft Skills!