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 5 Steps
Step 1 Find an Occupation
that is Right for You
Step 2 Learn About an Occupation
Step 3 Search for
Education & Training
Step 4 Search for
Jobs & Employers
Step 5 Job Seeker Resources
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Benefits of following the 5 Steps
* Benefits
Help on each of the 5 Steps
 Step 1: Find an Occupation that is Right for You

The first step towards connecting with a job or career is to figure out what you want to do for work and what type of work suits you. You need to determine which occupation is a good match for your personality as well as the skills you possess. Step 1 gives you links to tools to help you assess yourself in order to match your personal profile with an occupation. These tools help you assess your personality and interests.

  • The Career Interest Checklist; A quick and easy checklist for you to find occupations to explore. Try to select at least 15 subjects or activities that interest you.

  • TypeFocus Personality Profile; A quick and easy questionnaire that will help you discover your personality type.

  • Career Focus 2000 Interest Inventory; A 20-30 minute questionnaire that can determine your level of interest in each occupational field and provide a list of occupations matching your interests.

  • The Career Interests Game; This game is designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers. It can help you begin thinking about how your personality will fit in with specific work environments and careers.

The Articles of Interest offered in Step 1 will explain the benefits of taking a self assessment test and help you decide whether or not you need to do so.

* Step 2: Learn about an Occupation
* Step 3: Search for Education & Training
* Step 4: Search for Jobs & Employers
* Step 5: Job Seeker Resources
Help on our tools
* How to use the School to Career Guide
* How to use the Occupation Explorer
* How to use the Occupation Keyword Search
* How to use the Connecticut Education & Training ConneCTion
* How to use the Potential Employer Search
* How to use the Local Services Search
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