By using FOCUS 2, you will be able to assess your values, skills and interests and explore career fields and major areas of study that are compatible with your assessment results. FOCUS 2 also lets you compare occupations you may be considering so that you can make a more informed occupational choice. It is said that students who use FOCUS 2 make better career decisions.
If you are struggling with any of the following types of questions, FOCUS 2 is for you.
- How do I get help choosing a major or find out more about what I can do with my major?
- What careers match up with my interests, skills, personality, values and preferences?
- Where can I find salary information and the job outlook for a particular career?
- How can I learn more about my strengths?
Getting Started with FOCUS 2
To get started using FOCUS 2, you can either:
- Log on to the account you already created . . . or
- Create a new account (Your access code to create a new account is “cougars“)
- See the Focus 2 Tutorial (PowerPoint)
Please note: FOCUS 2 will be most effective if you meet with a Career Services staff or Advisor/Counselor to review your results. Once you have completed FOCUS 2, please stop by our office located on the first floor of the Student Services Center, L120, or contact us to arrange for a follow up appointment. If you have any questions on how to use FOCUS 2, please let us know. We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your career goals.
What’s Your Career Type?
Based on Carl Jung’s theory that suggests human behavior is not random but predictable and classifiable, you will find that your “type” says quite a bit about you — your likes and dislikes, your likely career choices, your compatibility with others, etc. If you are interested in understanding personality differences, and how your predispositon to certain personality preferences plays a role in your career choice, visit CareerTest.net, and complete the offered personality test (68 questions in all that should take approximately 10 minutes to finish) that will help you identify your “type”.
For more on-line tools and links that will help you assess yourself and match your profile with an occupation, please visit the CT Department of Labor Job & Career ConneCTion.