Start Your Career
WorkBC has been designed to help you plan your career. Start with the Career Profiles which provide descriptions for more than 500 careers. You can then find out which of them are the most suitable for you by using the Build a Career application.
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Once you have identified some potential career choices, use the Career Pathfinder tool to learn more about these careers and their educational requirements.
You can also use the Education Planner to learn more about the educational programs available for these careers throughout the province. Education Planner’s Career Developer provides selected links to help you explore what career or education path is best for you.
To get a preview of what the post-secondary world is like, visit Perspectives. Perspectives presents a number of interviews of young adults who talk about their experiences in post-secondary education and beyond.
Career Beliefs examines a number of assumptions that people have about career planning and gives practical approaches to making career decisions.
Try Out a Career
Get the experience you need to jump-start your career through volunteering, internships and co-operative education.
- Volunteer work gives you direct experience in your area, develops valuable knowledge and skills, and expands your networks of contacts.
- Internships (here's an example) can also be an excellent avenue to employment, with many opportunities offering some form of payment or compensation.
- Co-operative education programs provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience.
Assisting Others with Careers
If you're involved in helping to guide the career decisions of others, visit the Career Planning page. It contains resources and tools to help you explain, guide and assist others in making the right career choices.