Career Prep

Life After High School
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                 The time is now to prepare for a job after High School!                

Here are some activities engaged students will complete before they finish high school to help them find the right career path.  Where possible, each activity is paired with useful online resources.  

Complete a career interest profiler

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Take a few minutes to answer 60 questions to identify occupations relevant to your likes and interests. Your results will lead you to a list of occupations for you to explore. 
Select a career path based on interests
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Students use this resource to explore different occupations. Use the "Career Cluster", "Job Zone" and "Bright Outlook" search bars to explore different jobs within a career field. 
       Compare Occupations
  Are you considering two different career paths? Find out which occupation is best for you by       comparing them side by side. 
            Occupation Trends
When considering a career path, take a look at the top jobs!  This link shows the Top 25 occupations in Texas for the period 2014 - 2024.
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Do you want to know if your career path will allow you to afford the lifestyle you want?  This Lifestyle Calculator will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them. 
Participate actively in 1 or more extra-curricular activities
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These links take you to the CHHS website which lists many clubs and extra-curricular groups.  
  Fine Arts
Attend a career/job fair
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Are you ready for your first job? Don't miss the Job Fair hosted every April by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.  At this job fair students apply, interview and leave with a job. 
Volunteer in the community
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Do you want to grow your job skills? Try volunteering in your community!
Work a part-time job or as an intern
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Looking for a part-time job?  Snagajob lists jobs for teens in our area. Just type in your zip code, the type of job you are looking for, and then apply online for jobs you find.
Build a resume
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Be prepared to get the job you want! Never again forget critical phone numbers and other information when filling out a job application. The Pocket Resume is a miniature résumé that stores information commonly asked on a job application.  
***These Resources organized by the Transition Work Group - Summer 2017.
         Please thank these people for volunteering their time and effort:
               Elisha Dickens, Laura Epperson, Jon McCormick and Celena Rodriguez