Finding Your Career Path
Need help in finding and choosing your career path?
The tools below can help!
“Do What You Are”
People are happiest and most successful in careers that allow them to use their natural strengths and talents. Learning about your personality type can help you identify your strengths and find work that provides the greatest career satisfaction.
Complete the free online “Do What You Are” personality assessment. Choose “Register a New Account” and enter Access Key XTBX3BD to take the assessment. Please schedule a Career Counseling appointment to discuss your results 281.290.3260.
O*NET and Occupational
The O*NET database contains detailed descriptions of hundreds of occupations and is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. O*NET OnLine is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations in the database and Career Exploration Tools is a set of assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
The CareerStar database for Lone Star College students and alumni contains tools to help you explore careers related to programs offered by the Lone Star College System. Contact Career Services for access to CareerStar.
VocBio Vocational Biographies
Explore careers by reading stories of real people in real jobs. VocBio Vocational Biographies has up-to-date information on 1,001 jobs based on interviews with people successfully employed in their fields. Access this site using username: lonestar and password: cyfair.
CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and contains a variety of career exploration tools to help job seekers and students, including assessments of skills, interests and work values. Browse CareerOneStop's Video Library to learn about careers, industries, skills and abilities, work options and education levels.
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. They offer many resources including career development information.
Other Helpful Resources
The mission of Learn How to Become is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.
You have 80,000 hours in your career. The goal of this site is to help users get the meaningful careers they want, funneling more talent toward the world’s most pressing social problems.
Hundreds of videos with real people talking about their jobs. Search for specific job titles/professions/industries or search “Career Exploration.”
What Color is Your Parachute?
by Richard N. Bolles
The best-selling job-hunting book in the world contains thought-provoking exercises to help you find the job and life you want. Revised and updated annually.
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
by Barbara Sher
This book uses fun and creative exercises to guide you toward a rewarding career and life based on your true passions.
LSC-CyFair Career Services Team
Sue Ayers, M.S., LPC
Mary A. Fitzgerald, MA, GCDF, CCSP