Navigating your post-college career options can be intimidating and a bit scary. At NHTI, we offer Career Coach, a great online platform that helps you discover majors and in-demand careers based on your interests. A lot of students begin their collegiate career knowing the exact field and profession they want to enter, but a good portion of students do not, and that’s okay! Career Coach is here to help.
This is how it works:
- Take a career assessment. You have two options: a short 6-question version, or a more detailed 60-question version. You’ll be asked about your interests, leadership skills, whether you like working in areas of biology or mathematics, etc. It really makes you think about what you like to do and might enjoy as part of your career. Results include your top personality traits and in which career fields you best match. And, don’t worry if your suggested career fields seem out in left field! These results are meant to give you some career choices to think over before making a full commitment. Remember, college is a time to explore your interests and NHTI offers many choices.
- Browse career options. Maybe you already have an idea in mind for your future career, or you’re really interested in a topic area but have no idea how to monetize it. On Career Coach, you can browse topics areas like education, law, and government… Do you know how much more you can do with a criminal justice degree than become a police officer?
- Browse NHTI programs. So you’ve decided you really like the medical field but do not really know where you’d fit best. Career Coach allows you to browse NHTI programs, like Rad Tech program and Nursing. Maybe you’re interested in more of the business side of the medical field. It breaks down the various programs into groups so you can easily determine which is the best fit for you.
- Optimize for veteran status. Career Coach is a great resource to match civilian jobs with the skills you learned serving the U.S. military. Did you learn how to develop computer programs? A career in IT might be the perfect fit. This tool can be an excellent resource if you’re looking to transition into a new career or continue expanding on a subject based on your years of service.
- Build your resume. What does a good resume look like? How many pages should it be? What font should you use? Resume building can be frustrating because you just never really know what a future employer might want to see. This resource will walk you through adding your experience, education, and skills to a comprehensive document that can be sent to hiring officials. Plus, once you’ve built your resume once, you only need to tweak it with each new experience and skill you gain.
You do not have to have it all figured out on Day 1 of your collegiate career. Try a new class or check out a program you never thought you would be interested in. Career Coach is here to help you figure out who you want to be and what you want to do with your life, so give it a try.