Showing posts with label Career Thoughts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Career Thoughts. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Career Sighted - Short Videos About Career Options

Career Sighted is a new website designed to help students learn a bit about jobs in careers they have an interest in. The videos introduce students to the essential functions of each job and education needed for it. The videos feature real people talking about their jobs and what they like about them. Career Sighted is only a couple of months old so at this point it only has a few dozen videos, but hopefully they'll be adding more over the next few months.

CareerSighted Teaser from CareerSighted on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Sites like Career Sighted are good resources for high school guidance departments. Bookmark Career Sighted or link it to your department website so that you can refer students to it when they want to see a quick overview of various jobs and careers.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Inside Jobs - Explore Careers

Inside Jobs is a site that offers information about careers and the training required for them. On Inside Jobs visitors can search for career information by keyword or browse through categorized collections of information. Each career in the list has a short video featuring someone in the industry explaining what they do and how they got into the field. Inside Jobs provides lists of schools that offer programs related to the careers that students are interested in. (Note that the schools do pay to be included on Inside Jobs).

Applications for Education
Inside Jobs could be a good resource for students who want to learn more about a particular career field. It might be a good site to link to from your school's guidance department webpages.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Career Thoughts - Career Advice for Students

Deciding what to do after high school or college can be a daunting task for students. Career Thoughts is a site that aims to help students make informed career decisions. On Career Thoughts students can find career profiles that outline what a person in a particular career field actually does, the education requirements for that field, salary ranges, and employment prospects. The Career Thoughts YouTube channel provides even more information through video profiles of careers. Students who are ready to start applying for jobs will find plenty of resume writing, job hunting, and interviewing tips on Career Thoughts too.

Here's a video from the Career Thoughts YouTube channel.

Applications for Education
Students often think that they have an idea of what jobs are available in a particular field, but they may not have a good grasp on what is required to work in that field. Career Thoughts could be a good place for students to investigate and educate themselves on various career options.