Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Career Cruising



The School District of Janesville will be utilizing a new career planning software throughout the 2013-2014 school year.  Career Cruising is a web-based software tool that will enhance the career planning process for students, staff and parents.

Career Cruising is a web based career exploration and planning tool used by students to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever students have access to the Internet. Features of the program include:

ASSESSMENTS
Assessment tools to help students identify his or her career interests, skills, and learning style.

CAREER PROFILES
Thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs.

MULTIMEDIA INTERVIEWS
Interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles.

COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, AND APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION
Detailed information on post-­secondary education and training options.

EMPLOYMENT GUIDE
Advice for all stages of the job search process, including developing a job search plan, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and adjusting to a new job.

PORTFOLIO
An online portfolio where your child can develop and reflect on his or her academic, personal, and career exploration activities, and make plans for the future.

RESUME BUILDER
Integrated with the portfolio to help your child create, format, and print professional looking resumes
quickly and easily.

PARENT PORTAL

Allows parents to view the information their child has stored in his or her portfolio, learn more about the careers and schools that their child is interested in, and communicate with their child’s career advisor.

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