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Career Planning

Ohio's Career Planning tools are located here at Ohio Means Jobs! Located on Ohio Means Jobs are several useful links including the career profile guidance assessment, career planning, career pathways and an electronic backpack to save your information.

To get started on FOCUS Career Assessment:

First time users:
Create a new account Use the following ACCESS CODE when prompted: Terra State 

Returning users:
Log on (using the account you have already created)

FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers. Use FOCUS to help you choose or change your major and also to verify your preferences or early choice of a career field.

For more information on what the FOCUS assessment can do for you, see this presentation 

Detailed Career information can be found:

Occupational Information Network
This is the ONET database with career information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This is the USA Department of Labor's database of career information.

Mastering the Complexities of Workplace Communication 

In Demand Careers List is available on the Ohio Means Jobs Site 

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library is an electronic resource center covering topics such as GED/SAT/GRE test prep and career guidance. We get access to this resource thanks to the State Library of Ohio and Libraries Connect Ohio, a state-funded initiative to provide basic research and career resources to all Ohio citizens through libraries of all types. To take practice tests, students must create an individual account for free and then their progress can be saved. You may access this site here.

Learn How to Become is a site that gives information about Career Paths and links to other career resources.

To learn more about these career planning tools and to discuss your results contact:

Joan Gamble, M.A. - Coordinator of Career Services
Location: A-100 Roy Klay Hall
Email: jgamble@terra.edu
Phone: 419.559.2252
FAX: 419.559.2352

Skype meeting available by appointment.