Career Exploration

Looking for career ideas? These are not the only ways to explore ideas, but they are a start:girl looking in a mirror


 

What it is

An online tool to help you learn about career options.  It has an interest "test" as well as detailed descriptions of thousands of real, Canadian job roles, information about how to get there, and videos of people who work in those careers.  

Cost

FREE to Queen's students

Find it

Career Services has a subscription to this website.  Please contact our Reception at 613-533-2992 to obtain the ID code and password, then proceed to www.careercruising.com

What it is

This is possibly the most famous career book going.   Contains valuable information about strategic and hopeful job search as well as exercises to help guide you toward fulfilling work.

Cost

FREE (if borrowed from the library)

Find it

Career Services has copies of this well-known book in our library.  Search our complete collection in OMNI.

What it is

A one-to-one appointment with a career advisor.  We can help you work on questions such as "what are my options?" and "how do I get from here to where I want to go?".

Cost

FREE to currently-registered Queen's students and recent (< 1 year) alumni

Find it

Register for appointments through our website.  More details.

What it is

MBTI is one of the most well-known personality inventories in the workplace today.  It is NOT an interest test  but rather, is used in career advising as a way to help people clarify their personality preferences and work style.  It can help you fine-tune existing career options or ideas.

Cost

Check with Reception (613-533-2992) for current cost (for Queen's students)

Find it

Register with our Reception to obtain the questionnaire.  They will book you into an MBTI appointment to receive your results.  We also do MBTI workshops for large groups.  If you have a group (>20) and wish to have arrange an MBTI workshop, please contact us.