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Job Readiness

  When you were a child were you ever asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" We were all pretty creative back in our childhood days daydreaming about being Fireman, Nurses, Policemen, Teachers, Doctors, Cowboys, Princesses, etc. As adults, that same question is sometimes very difficult to answer. Many people enter employment at a young age and expect to retire from that company in 30 or 40 years. In today's job market, this expectation is easier said than done.  As a result of this, many adults are having to think of a second, third, or even fourth career to enter until they retire.

To help you along with this task, we have listed several informational websites that you can search and explore for more detailed information on careers. Just pick a link and begin exploring the careers that interest you.

Career Tests

Many websites offer general quizzes or tests to help you determine what area or areas interest you for a new career. Click on one or all of the links below to be taken to free career testing sites (Most of the sites require that you key in an email address so an email account will be necessary before you can take an online quiz or test from these websites. If you do not have an email account, you can create a free email account at http://www.yahoo.com or http://www.hotmail.com.

Virtual Diagnostics     Career Hope's Free Testing Center   
About.com Career Testing Career Key
Psychometrics Testing Center Free Career and Personality Testing


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This program was developed by the West Virginia State Department of Education, the West Virginia Workplace Education Program, and the Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) V.