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Career Planning: Choose Your Path

Videos To Help With Researching Careers

Learn More About Your Options

In this video, Explore Careers that Let You Put Your Creativity to Work, you can learn about 5 creative careers projected to have the most job opportunities in the next decade. This is just one example of how to explore how to use your skills and interests in fields you may have not considered previously.

Career One Stop Video LibraryMenu from the Career One Stop site showing video topic options (career videos, career clusters, skills and abilities and tutorials)

The Video Library provides a brief visual introduction to careers, career clusters, skills and abilities used in different occupations, and related topics. Career videos (approximately 90 seconds in length) describe typical work tasks and settings, education requirements, and helpful qualities for approximately 1,000 different occupations; Career cluster / industry videos show the relationship of groups of occupations to the types of organizations that employ them; Skill and ability videos illustrate some of the important skills and abilities needed in many different types of jobs.

Using the Career Outlook Tool

MyNextMove Career Research Site

Exploring Careers

This video discusses the many factors that go into making decisions related to the career options available. It also explains how to follow your passion and differentiating your hobbies from your career.

The Fantasy, The Ideal and the Reality of Career Exploration

You might have a fantasy about getting to your dream career or have an idealized notion of what the process of career exploration looks like. The reality is that career exploration is often a messy and iterative process; it’s also hard work! Bill Lindstaedt, of UCSF’s Office of Career and Professional Development, has more than 15 years of experience working with students and postdocs. Here, he describes what career exploration really looks like. This presentation was created by the UCSF Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) Program, which was funded by the NIH BEST DP7 Common Fund award (5DP7OD018420-05).