Find the Best Career for You

Life is all about choices and deciding on a major and career can be a stressful decision. With so many major and career possibilities, you want to be sure that the path you choose supports your personality type, interests, and values. Career exploration doesn’t end, though, once you decide on a major. The ability to know yourself is always crucial to make sure that your occupational choices are a good fit.

Complete the JCTC FYE 105 Career Assessment Modules

If you are a JCTC student currently enrolled in FYE 105, complete your career assessment class requirement here.

FYE 105 Career Assessment Modules

Complete a Career Assessment

One way to learn about yourself is to complete a career assessment. A career assessment can help you:

  • Define your personality, interests, and values.
  • Demonstrate the connection between academic programs and career paths.
  • Locate detailed information about various occupations.

The CREW Center offers the TypeFocus career assessment, which is a computer-based assessment that is updated annually. TypeFocus also includes a database of information about occupations, majors, schools, scholarships, and military options. You can complete the TypeFocus career assessment by visiting a CREW Center location or by scheduling an hour-long appointment with a CREW Counselor.

You can also have a profile picture taken that you can use for LinkedIn during your appointment.

Visit the CREW Center


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Complete The "Am I Job Ready?" Soft Skill Online Training #section

It's important to test your soft skills to learn about the skills you have and what skills you still need to develop for your desired career. Follow the steps below to take full advantage of the resources on this website: 

1. Click here to register on "Am I Job Ready?" You do not need an access code to register. 

2. Complete the "Job Ready" section. In this section, you will be able to test your soft skills.

3. Complete "Develop Your Soft Skills" section. In this section, you will watch a series of videos in which you will learn about using and improving your soft skills. 

You can also showcase your results on social media, including LinkedIn. Click here to learn how to share your results.

Explore Your Academic Program and Career Options

Use these tips and resources to get help identifying or clarifying your goals:

Find Out About the Current Job Market

Locating the salary and job growth for a career you are considering is important in making an informed career decision.

  • Explore local, regional, and national job market and compensation information on ONET.
  • Use the NACE Salary Calculator to calculate the salary for your desired career.
  • Use the Career Calculator to find jobs and education data for the greater Louisville area. 

Computer Skills Online Training

When you are deciding on a career path, it is also important to strengthen your skills. Computer skills are critical in most occupations. If you need assistance with learning about Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 2016 or strengthening your knowledge in these areas, then view these interactive online training videos below. Contact JCTC's Learning Commons to learn when the in-person sessions of these trainings, and Windows 10, will be available for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

What's the Word: Learning to Use Microsoft Word Training Video

Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2016, which includes: 

  • How to format and structure a paper 
  • How to insert images and media 
  • Editing headers and footers 
  • Spelling and grammar checking 
  • Reviewing and tracking revisions

Presentations that Impress: Learning to Use PowerPoint Training Video

Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, which includes: 

  • How to add and edit slides 
  • Choosing a theme 
  • Using slide transitions 
  • Using animation 
  • Best practices for creating presentations