Career Planning Resources

Career Development is a lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving future. Career development isn’t a linear process. The career development process consists of four steps: self-assessment, exploring options, making decisions, and taking action. A lack of career development can lead to feelings of frustration, uncertainty, anxiety, and feeling stuck.

After working through CareerCruising, if you are still unsure what to do next, you may benefit from meeting (virtually) with a career counsellor or career practitioner. A career counsellor or practitioner can support you through a self- assessment process to understand your interests, values, skills, personal style and other factors that are important to understand and consider when taking your next steps.  Career counsellors and practitioners can also help you understand what fields, work settings, employment opportunities would be better fits for your self- assessment outcomes. You can also use your individual assessment outcomes to help you focus your job search, prepare resumes and cover letters, and interviews. You can make an appointment with StFX Career Services by emailing us.

These online resources will review the career planning process and provide additonal reading. 

  • Careercruising.com Contact jsmacdon@stfx.ca for user name and pass word. Careercruising  is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people with discovering careers. The system contains assessments, career profiles, multimedia interviews, and employment guide.

Career Planning Online Workbooks