Career Research Tips and Resources

Career Research Tips & Resources

The internet is a fantastic resource for researching careers. This resource is used for students to investigate websites that would benefit them when it comes to research practices and skills for career information.

Search: You can use the internet and search engines (such as Google) to answer specific questions such as: “What careers are hands on?” or phrases such as, “Active careers”.

Basic Internet Research Tips:

  1. Start general, then narrow down your
  2. Do the same search multiple times using different keywords
  3. Look at many different websites
  4. Keep your searches simple
  5. Look at all of the pages of a website
  6. Keep in mind:
    • Relevancy – does this have anything to do with what I need?
    • Accuracy – is this information correct?
    • Point of view – who is telling me this information? Can I trust them?
    • Opinion fact – is this someone’s opinion, or is it a fact?
    • Up to Date – Is this information current, or outdated?



Job Bank Canada

Explore Careers by:

  • Occupation
  • Education Program
  • Wages
  • Outlook
  • Skills & Knowledge
  • Explore what jobs are available in your area with the “Job Search”


Services for Youth

Click on “More about Careers…” and explore the different industries and careers.


HRDSC Career Handbook

1) Click on “Classification Structure” on the left.
2) Click on the “Skill Type” groups that appeal to you.
3) Click on the careers that appeal to you.
4) Scroll down for information about the career.


Additional Resources

Inside Jobs

Career Trek

Big Future: Major and Career Search

Career Thoughts Job Descriptions

Becomeopedia: How to become…


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