Career Planning

 
Career Planning Website

 

Career Planning Website: www.californiacolleges.edu

 

  • Take a Career Interest Profiler - Get a list of careers you would do well in based on your career interests.
  • This is a great way to start exploring careers and choosing your major of study.
  • Your counselor and career technician can view your career interest results to help you explore all career options .
  • Instructions on how to create you California Colleges Account:
    • Click on Career Tab 
    • Click on the drop down Interest Profiler
    • Click on Sign In or Create Account
    • Click on Register Your Account
    • You will need to type in the following:
    • District name : Lucia Mar Unified
    • School Name : Arroyo Grande High School
    • Student ID Number
    • Your Name as it appears on your Transcript
    • Your Date of Birth MM/DD/YYYY
 
 
 
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Steps to Successful Career Planning
 
 

1. Self-Exploration using online assessments will evaluate the following about you:

 ~ Personality ~ Interest ~ Abilities ~ Values ~ Skill

 

2. Explore Careers with the following websites:

Create an account following instructions above to further explore the career of your choice and plan.

 

Other options:

 

3. Make Decisions about the future that you desire for yourself

 

4. Set Goals Take Action

 

5. Take Action

 

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Finding a Job
 
  Job Readiness Logo
 

Tips for Job Readiness:

  • Make sure you Dress to Impress!
  • For example, a button down or nice shirt, dress, skirt (not too short), pants or jeans (no holes or rips), closed toes shoes.
  • Make Eye Contact when you ask to speak with the manager.
  • Introduce yourself with a firm handshake when speaking with the manager and asking for a job application.
  • Find out how/ to whom to return the application, and ask for contact information to follow up after submitting your application.

AGHS_Finding_a_Job_Guide

Sample Paper Application form attached in the bottom of this  page 


Job Readiness  Resources 

Resume Templates and Worksheet:

 

For Job Descriptions refer to:

Watch Videos Below:

 

Job Searching Forms:

    • Values Activity- will help you decide what type of work you would do well in. 
    • Match your values with your stepping stone job or dream job
    • Resume Worksheet- will help you prepare the information you need to create your resume and view some resume examples
    • Please take a look at the Student Resume Example 
    • Google Doc Template -  create your own resume  note: please do not print in color ( black ink)
    • Student Objective List- choose the objective you would like to write in your resume.
    • For Job Descriptions refer to: www.onetonline.org 
      • Search the job title (ex. Cashier) it  will give you a list of job duty description for that position
      • You will need to edit them to make them fit your own duties 
      • Remember to not plagiarize
 
 
Local Community Resource
 
  • Eckerd Workforce Development:
Career training and employment for young adults ages 17-14
4251 S. Higuera, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo
(805) 835-9319