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Career Planning

What Do You Like?

Exploring Career Information from Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-11 Edition

This website is for students and occupations are categorized by interests and hobbies.


My Next Move  
Use My Next Move to search over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, technologies, salaries, and employment outlook. Discover related apprenticeships and training, and search actual job openings. Find careers through a keyword search; by browsing industries; or through the new 60-item, web-based O*NET Interest Profiler Short Form, a tool that offers career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience. My Next Move was developed by the National Center for O*NET Development through a cooperative grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.   

CaliforniaCareers.Info 

The web home of the California Career Resource Network. This website contains resources for students, counselors, parents, teachers, in short, anyone interested in developing the career self-management skills necessary in today's world of work.

California Career Zone Website
The California CareerZone is a web-based career exploration system available to ALL Californians free of charge. The website provides self-assessment tools, career information, and essential information on 900 O*NET occupations, current California Labor Market Information, and more than 300 occupational videos showing real life footage of people in the jobs. 
To assist you in enhancing your experience with the California Career Zone they have a free workbook

California Career Planning Guide 2nd Edition This guide has been updated; it's a great resource.  

Manual de Planificación de Carrera para California 2da edición (español)

California Occupational Guide Career Information...explore careers and the world of work

Career Action Plan (California Career Planning Guide 2nd Edition,  p. 99)


Career Aisle: How Do You Prepare for Life After High School

Explore Career Videos for Grades 9-12 
Being prepared for life after high school is important for academic and career success. This site contains resources to help you with career decision-making, career readiness, and post-secondary choices.

Explore Career Videos for Grades 6-8
Exploring the world of work will reveal numerous careers you might like to investigate. Here's the info on the careers that are awaiting you. Which ones seem like a good match for you as an individual?


Career View  (Virginia Career View) this is a great website; it has career assessments, activities, etc. for ALL grades.

Career Videos  from the One Stop Center. You will find videos on cluster and careers in English and Spanish; there are also videos showing skill and ability needed for careers, industry videos and work option videos.

Career WebQuests 

Career and College Planning Resources   
This resource provides links for students and guidance counselors including resources to self assessments, career planning, career development and college planning. Under the Heading Career Planning, you will find the following topics: Career Quizzes and Skills Assessments, Career Web Quests and Lessons, Skills, Explore Specific Careers, and Career Magazines, Articles and Videos. Under the Heading Career Guides for Younger Students, there are the following topics: Career Development and Planning, Portfolio Development. There is a section on Job and Workforce Preparation. In addition, there is a section on College Planning.  

Career Exploration Guides and Resources for Younger Students 
This resource provides links for younger students and includes the following: Career Guides and Activities for Kids, Elementary Career Curriculum Guides, Career Coloring Books, and Career Curriculum Resources.


Getting From Where I Am To Where I Want To Be  

Contact Us

Terri Wert
Transition Services at Harper
425 E. 18th Street A-20
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone 949-515-5343
Fax 949-515-6865
twert@nmusd.us

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