“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I suppose that all of us were asked that at one time or another. You’ve probably asked a child that question yourself. I’ve asked my kids and this coming up week, I’ll be asking again. According to the Special Days in April list, this coming up week is “Explore Your Career Options Week”.
Below are the online resources that we’ll be using for our homeschooling lessons as we explore careers, the steps it takes to get them, and how much money they are worth.
Bible Verses About Choosing A Career http://www.openbible.info/topics/choosing_a_career
“If $ were no object, what would you like to do?” Good advice on choosing a career in a short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYNShs6I4HU
Free Online Career Test (higher grades and adults) http://www.yourfreecareertest.com/
Investigate Careers: Description, Education, Pay https://careerkids.com/pages/career-info
Mission Field Careers https://team.org/opportunities
Military Careers http://www.careersinthemilitary.com/
Here’s a look at how various college majors fare in the job market – http://wtop.com/news/2014/04/best-and-worst-college-majors-for-job-demand-pay/
How To Build a Student Resume http://homeschooltipsandresources.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-student-resume-part-2.html
Tips for Writing Your First Resume https://www.thebalancecareers.com/tips-for-writing-your-first-resume-2058744
Job Interview Tips http://money.howstuffworks.com/business/getting-a-job/10-job-interview-tips.htm#page=0
10 Dirty Jobs That Pay Well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcfobzjjg58
15 Most Dangerous Jobs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_rFSeqFYcc
As homeschooling parents, we have an unique opportunity to encourage our children about their interests, and developing talents. And, as the kids grow and mature, we can provide learning opportunities that are tailored to helping them prepare to use those interests and talents in their future, whether it be college, a vocation, military, ministry, or a just a job. Though the question, “What do you want to be?” is what we may ask, as homeschooling parent’s we have one to ask ourselves too, “How can I help them become what they want to be?”
Hi Betty Jo,
It’s Jackie stopping by from the April Let’s Homeschool High School Blog Hop. http://letshomeschoolhighschool.com/2014/04/01/high-school-homeschool-summer-planning/#comment-19852
So glad you linked-up with us.
What great resources! Thanks so much for sharing these.
Let’s Homeschool High School Admin Team
I agree about the unique opportunity we have as home educators in this area. I don’t remember anyone really being interested in exploring this with me in any meaningful way when I was at school.
I remember an assembly or two that the military recruiters, and someone from the local voc. school and community college came to speak. And one of the high schools hosted a big college and career fair. But that’s the extent of my memories. I don’t recall what it helped me with. We can do so much better that that, can’t we Carol?
This is a wonderful list of resources. We’re at the stage where the teens, my husband, and I are discussing career and college options. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for your comment. We are only on day 2 of our study, but I can tell it’s going to be one of the best of the year.
Wow! These are great resources I will have to utilze them over the summer as we discuss the future with our 15 year old. I’d like to invite you to post this on Finishing Strong, because this is a perfect post for Finishing Strong Homeschooling Middle & High School : http://aspiredliving.net/2014/04/09/finishing-strong-middle-high-school-2/
They truly are great resources. We’ve spent the whole week exploring career options, practicing interviewing skills, and working on student resumes. In fact, this may be our best study of the year. Thanks for the invitation to Finishing Strong. I’ll link the post up with you.
Great resources! I used a book of self-surveys with my first two kiddos as they hit middle school and found that it was a great directional tool for helping to plan high school courses as well as discern their direction. Wish I could remember the name of the book (it’s on my shelf somewhere). Love these links, and will be adding them to my arsenal!
Thanks for stopping by and for your comment, Heather. Haha, arsenal! I call important facts, some Bible verses, and a few sites my arsenal!
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