Explore

Explore: To investigate, study, or analyze

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Are you tired of people wanting to know what you want to be when you "grow up?" Trying to decide what kind of career you want to pursue for the rest of your life sounds daunting. However, the more you know about yourself, the better career choice you can make. Only YOU can decide which career is best for you. There are a lot of free online career assessments available that can help you with your decision. SRC has made it easy for you by compiling them all on one website. Click on the links and EXPLORE:

(These links are not owned or managed by Spoon River College. We are not responsible for their content or appearance.)

www.jobehaviors.com - provides dozens of job-specific assessments for jobs in a variety of high-demand industries with the goal of helping people find the right job. By identifying the behaviors critical for success and job compatibility, the assessments identify the job that is the best behavioral fit for you.
www.typefocus.com - an online assessment that is similar to the Myers-Briggs and gives results in Myers-Briggs types. TypeFocus also offers a free report as well as two levels of more detailed results.
www.careerkey.org - Developed by Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, the assessment on this site measures your personality, finds jobs that match your skills, interests, and personality, and then provides links to the U.S. government's Occupational Outlook Handbook to learn more about the jobs that best fit you.
www.keirsey.com – AdvisorTeam presents the Temperament Sorter II -- the fun, interesting, and revealing questionnaire that tells you if you're an Artisan, Guardian, Rational or Idealist. This is the same instrument used in career development programs at Fortune 500 companies and in counseling centers and career placement centers at major universities.
www.careerkey.org - The Career Key website will help you in choosing a career, a college major, changing a career, and career planning.

Resources for Students with disAbilities

EXPLORE these different websites to find resources for students with disAbilities. You can also contact the disAbility Support Coordinator on the Canton Campus at 309.649.6273 or on the Macomb Campus at 309.833.6025 for further assistance.

(These links are not owned or managed by Spoon River College. We are not responsible for their content or appearance.)

Bender Consulting - Bender Consulting Services, Inc.(BCS) is a for-profit, Pittsburgh-based Information Technology consulting firm that focuses on employing IT professionals with disabilities.
Federal Jobs for People with Disabilities – Disabled hiring programs in the federal, civil service and government levels.
Job Accommodation Network - Source of free, expert, confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues, including the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA).
AFB Career Connect - Employment planning for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Access Careers – Provides information and resources and shares promising practices for the purpose of increasing access to careers for individuals with disabilities.
Entry Point - A program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science and some fields of Business.
Emerging Leaders – Is a highly competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities.
Lift Inc. - Resources for information management and computer technology professionals who have disabilities.
Illinois workNet transition page - Resources for adults and youths with disabilities.
disability works - Find job placement services, job skills training or learn what Illinois community colleges and universities have to offer.
AbilityJobs.com - ABILITY Jobs is "the Leading Website dedicated to employment of people with disabilities."
disABLEDperson.com - Connects job seekers to employers who are proactive about recruiting people with disabilities. Post your resume, read classifieds, visit web sites of employers.
ProjectHired.org - "Mission: to assist individuals with disabilities to gain and sustain employment, in partnership with business and the community."

​Occupational Links

If you have taken some of the online career assessments, then you have taken a step in the right direction. Taking the time to research your options will enable you to make a better informed decision based on facts. Occupational research can provide information on job responsibilities, degree requirements, starting and average salaries, projections for future growth, related or similar jobs and working conditions. Here are some websites which can help you EXPLORE careers you are interested in:

(These links are not owned or managed by Spoon River College. We are not responsible for their content or appearance.)

www.bls.gov - The Occupational Outlook Handbook let you explore a wide range of occupations. This federal site is compiled by the Bureau of Labor.
www.ides.illinois.gov – This site is maintained by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
www.onetonline.org - This site was created by the US. Department of Labor.
www.occupationalinfo.org - Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
www.acinet.org - Information for Career One Stop.

Salary Information Websites
www.salary.com/mysalary
www.payscale.com
www.jobstar.org
www.salaryexpert.com
www.collegegrad.com/salaries
www.monster.salary.com

​Illinois WorkNet

 

Spoon River College is an Illinois WorkNet partner. If you are interested in finding out what kinds of services are offered through the state of ILLINOIS you are encouraged to log into their website: www.illinoisworknet.com.

Once logged in to this site, you will need to click on Individuals Enter Here. If you are new to the site, click LOG In and then set up your Illinois WorkNet Account. You must have a valid email account to set up an account. You can use your SRC email account or can set up a free email account thru Microsoft Hotmail, Google Gmail or AOL. By setting up an Illinois Work Net Account, you can:

  • Improve your ability to find and get the right job,
  • Create and store résumés using the Résumé Builder tool,
  • Learn more about your skills and interests,
  • Explore information that is important to you with shortcuts,
  • Complete Summer Youth Employment Program activities,
  • Receive the monthly "Get Connected" eNewsletter, and ensure you always see the latest local information for your area throughout the site.

The Illinois WorkNet website has many tools that will help you achieve your Career Goals. For one-on-one training on Illinois WorkNet , contact Andrea Barbknect, SRC Community Outreach Coordinator, at 309.647.5886 for an appointment. There is no fee involved.