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Career Assessment for Homeschoolers

If you are stressed out that your high school teen hasn’t found a career interest yet, relax. Some kids decide on a career when they are very young, and others don’t decide until much later.
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A great way for your child to explore career options is through career guidance books and other assessment tools. Here are some suggestions:

Books
Websites and Information about Career Exploration
  • BigFuture.CollegeBoard.org/Explore-Careers - BigFuture by CollegeBoard has a free resource for identifying your child's strengths and provides ideas for possible college majors and career suggestions.

  • 16Personalities.com - Free personality test. This free personality test reveals who you really are. Discover the 16 personalities created by Myers & Briggs, test your personality type, and find your strengths.

  • BLSs.gov/OOH - Occupational Outlook Handbook (Free ebook)

  • CareerKey.org - Personality related to occupations ($9.95)

  • FollowYourCalling.com/ - The CALL delivers analytics to help you make decisions about your career, college majors, and overall life purpose. ($100)

  • CareerDirectOnline.org - The Career Direct assessment examines four critical components of career selection to help you discover what you were made to do. From Crown Financial Ministries, founded by Larry Burkett ($25 - $80)
Is there a career assessment tool or book you or your child has found helpful? Please share!



Please note: This post was originally published in April 2011 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Comments 5

Guest - Debbie on Saturday, 25 April 2020 23:47

Many of these recommendations are out of date, written too long ago. Are there any books that are more recent, like written in 2018 - 2020? I think the newest date I could find above was 2016!

Many of these recommendations are out of date, written too long ago. Are there any books that are more recent, like written in 2018 - 2020? I think the newest date I could find above was 2016!
Robin on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 22:04

Good catch, Debbie!

I have updated the resources - thank you for the heads up!

Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Good catch, Debbie! I have updated the resources - thank you for the heads up! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Julieanne on Saturday, 06 December 2014 11:36

What great timing! I was just googling this same topic yesterday and looking to see what online sites had worthwhile career selection tests for teens. Thanks!

What great timing! I was just googling this same topic yesterday and looking to see what online sites had worthwhile career selection tests for teens. :) Thanks!
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar on Sunday, 07 December 2014 20:12

Dear Julieanne,
Lee is always happy to hear that she helps homeschoolers!
Blessings,
Robin
Assistant to The HomeScholar

Dear Julieanne, Lee is always happy to hear that she helps homeschoolers! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Guest - Carol Christen (website) on Monday, 09 May 2011 11:28

Thanks for recommending What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens! I'm the author. I also write tips for teen and young adult career choice and job search on the blog at http://www.parachute4teens.com. Questions welcome!

Thanks for recommending What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens! I'm the author. I also write tips for teen and young adult career choice and job search on the blog at http://www.parachute4teens.com. Questions welcome!
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