Career Exploration

  • Assessment Tools Useful in Career Exploration

    CareerOneStop Skills Matcher 

    Helps users identify key skills and related career options.

    High5 Strengths Test 

    Designed to highlight a person's strengths based on their preferences and views of self.

    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

    Designed to evaluate how people make sense of the world around them and can be utilized to assess the personality traits of individuals in various situations, settings, and scenarios.


    Pinellas County Schools is excited to introduce Naviance, a new platform for our middle and high school students to utilize in their postsecondary planning. Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that assists students with reaching their life goals, including finding colleges and careers that match students strengths and interests, and improving student success. Through Naviance, students can:

    • Discover individual strengths and learning styles
    • Career exploration
    • Career assessments 
    • Resume building
    • Plan for post-secondary success - Set short and long term goals and complete tasks related to career and college planning
    • Research and apply to colleges - Utilize college search engines to create a customized list of schools for you to consider
    • Research and apply for scholarships - Find scholarships that match your criteria
    • Students in Pinellas County Schools have access to the program beginning in 6th grade through 12th grade. Students access Naviance through Clever.

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact your counselor.

    The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.

    The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is intended for use with students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, as well as students in post-secondary schools. The Program provides tools, including the test battery and interest inventory, developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. These results are integrated with work values to help students identify and prioritize possible career choices. Students are encouraged to consider their own work-related values and other important personal preferences as they explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit them throughout their work lives.
    Choosing a college and a career are big and exciting decisions. Explore your interests and take the time to find a college that will put you on a path to a bright future. 
    Discover Business-OFHS 

    Discover Business Business Degree Guide provides assistance to prospective college students. The assistance is in the form of free tools and resources. We have published a collection of guides and resources that would be helpful to prospective college students like:


    ·        List of Best Value Business Degrees

    ·        List of Best Value Accounting Degrees

    ·        List of Best Value Finance Degrees

    ·        List of 40 + College Scholarships

    ·        SAT Preparation Resource

    ·        ACT Preparation Resource

    ·        College Study Guide

    ·        Business Students Book List

    ·        Collection of 50 + Free Business School Lectures and Videos

    Employ Florida Marketplace-OFHS
    Employ Florida Marketplace is a powerful, easy-to-use online tool that can help students:
    • Find out what kinds of jobs are available and where those jobs are in Florida
    • Research job-related information, such as salaries
    • Assess their job skills
    • Find out what education or training they might need
    • Create a perfect resume and cover letter
    • Apply for jobs online
    Executive Internship Program-OFHS  
    The Executive Internship Program (EIP) embodies some of the best elements of both traditional and contemporary approaches to education. EIP is a marriage of the theoretical and the practical, combining the best elements of classroom theory with actual experience in the world of professionals; it is academically oriented education based on experience.

    Through the Executive Internship Program, students are assisted academically and experientially in developing skills which promote self-directed learning, self awareness, goal setting, creative problem solving, and cross cultural sensitivity. EIP represents a strong response to the present day search for expanded educational options.
    Job Corps-OFHS
    Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. 
    MyCareerShines is a comprehensive education and career planning system that will help you succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy. You will learn about yourself, discover the many options and opportunities for your future, and gain access to the information and tools to achieve your goals.
    My Next Move-OFHS
    My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

    My Next Move is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Learn more about O*NET.

    For an overview of the search features and content, download the two-page "Desk Aid" PDF.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook-OFHS
    For hundreds of different types of jobs — such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse — the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
    • the training and education needed
    • earnings
    • expected job prospects
    • what workers do on the job
    • working conditions
    O*Net Online-OFHS
    The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and O*NET OnLine provides easy access to that information.
Last Modified on July 10, 2023