To celebrate National School Counseling Week we provide some of the best free resources related to career counseling on the Internet, courtesy of the American School Counselor Association.
NOTE: This article by Kate Deddens and Susan James Ed.D. first appeared in The ASCA Counselor, a publication of the American School Counselor Association. A national organization that focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs, and researching effective school counseling practices, ASCA is responsible for National School Counseling Week.
School counselors are discovering a wealth of career information on the Internet. Many of the career materials are free and easy to access. The following list offers a collection of Internet sites applicable to several stages of the career development process.
Self-Assessment and Interests/Values Inventories
There are many self-assessment tools, in the form of personality tests, IQ tests, and interest and aptitude quizzes available on the Internet. The results obtained by such online tests should prove valuable to students, but it should be emphasized strongly to them that these tests are not, and should not be regarded as, absolute authorities on their personalities, skills, or interests, and thus on their future employment prospects. Rather, such tests should be viewed as helpful insights. Whenever possible, more information about the tests and their importance should be obtained.
Career and Occupational Information
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