Look Before You Leap
Use these resources to make informed choices about what is involved in the career before you head too far down the road toward it.
|Resource||What is it?||Types of Career Info|
|Working in Canada||This portal brings together career and labour market information from several different government sources to provide a good snapshot of a career field either nationally or specific to a certain area.||
|National Occupational Classification||The NOC is Canada's official career dictionary, with 40,000+ job titles organized into 500 occupational description clusters.||
|O*Net||USA's counterpart to the NOC. It has a few career clusters the NOC doesn't (and vice-versa) and includes advanced search options including Holland code, outlook, and "green" collar sectors.||
|Canadian Occupational Projection System||Federal government (HRSDC) initiative to analyze and project long-term national labour market demand through 2020.||
|OCC Info||Profiles on 500+ occupations. Part of the Alberta Learning Information Service but most info applies Canada-wide.||
|Career Cruising||Canadian site with detailed information profiles on hundreds of careers, including multimedia interviews with people doing those careers. Each career profile includes a photo file and video interview.||
|Professional & Trade Associations||Massive list of Canadian Trade/Professional Associations - many of their web sites will include a section profiling careers within that field.|
|Sheridan KPIs||Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are an initiative of the Provincial Government to measure college performance, and consist of independently surveying to determine graduate employment rates along with various measures of satisfaction. Results are listed for each Sheridan program.||
|Sheridan Library Research Guide||Resources to help students with career exploration, all organized into an easy-to-use portal to help you find articles, books, videos, and web resources.||
|Vault Career Intelligence||One of Sheridan Library's newest resources, Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession—and how to position yourself to land that job.||
In addition to Career QuickTips, you may also want to:
- Use our Idea Generator, a brief quiz to ask about your career preferences then tallies up your interest codes and lists Sheridan programs which reflect them.
- Look up the typical occupational outcomes and labour market conditions for the career field(s) that each Sheridan program can lead to.
- Work through our Career Planning Micro-Course, a self-directed course to walk you through the process in detail, includes downloadable modules and videos.
Links on this page were checked and verified: September 2015. Report a broken link or suggest a better one.
Notice to Users: This page has been developed by a Career Counsellor to offer self-directed resources but it is not intended to provide comprehensive advice, or to replace professional guidance.