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  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    FACT: Harvard University estimates that only 33% of future jobs will require a 4-year college degree or higher.

    FACT: 30% of future jobs are estimated to require a 2-year college degree.

    FACT: 36% of jobs will require a high school diploma, on the job training and/or certificate program.

    FACT: Many college graduates never work in a field related to the major they studied. (Click on this fact to read an article about this trend and how college

    grads have used their degrees for a variety of jobs.)

    Motivated to try and ensure your choices are ones which will help you use these statistics to your advantage?

    Take the time to go through the activity steps below

    Step 1: Get started Log in to Nebraska Career Connections at http://www.nebraskacareerconnections.org/ .

    Use an earlier Kuder ID as provided by Mrs. K. If you cannot remember your password and you entered an email address, try to reset your password. You will need this years activation code: N3927579YNV

    If you cannot rest your password or if youd just rather get a fresh start (Thats fine. You will retake the same assessments youve taken before anyway.), simply register as a new user. Click here for an instruction sheet.

    To enter your birthdate, you MUST use the popup. You CANNOT type your birthdate in. It is a Kuder glitch. AND you MUST enter the information in the following order: month, then year, then day! You MUST use the popup and the given order or it wont work!

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    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/life/entertainment/story/2014/nov/16/matter-degree-many-college-grads-never-work-/273665/http://www.nebraskacareerconnections.org/http://www.croftonschools.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/55ed0755e4707/KuderNavigator%20Login%20Instructions.pdf

  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    Step 2: Get Mrs. K. your info. for future access Whether you started fresh or used an old ID and password, log in to Survey Monkey so you can record your Kuder ID & Password for future access: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHSKuder . This will help Mrs. K. help you if you forget in the future. You will be able to keep access to this resource for as long as you like and well into adulthood!

    Step 3: Get the Big Picture You are about to embark on a career exploration activity designed to help you do the following:

    1. Identify your career areas of interest and potential careers in those areas2. Compare these career areas to your confidence in work skills

    Dont worry if your top career interest(s) dont perfectly match your confidence in your skills. Skills can be learned. Your interests are pretty set so they trump skills!

    3. If you are a sophomore or above, youll factor in your work values in an attempt to find a career that you are interested in AND that matches your work values.

    4. Youll also compare your areas of interest and explore career options at different education levels.

    5. You will also consider future growth in potential career fields. We all want to know there will be jobs when we are ready to pursue them.

    6. If the careers you are considering require a college education or degree, you can identify schools across the country that offer the program(s) you are considering.

    As a student at this website, you will be able to do the following:

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    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHSKuder

  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    Step 4: Gain a more full perspective But, before you get started, watch this 10 minute video intended for parents. (Or at least watch the first half of it. It has an important message for all of us: http://www.education.ne.gov/CARED/Powerpoints/Reality%20Check-%20Guiding%20Your%20Children%20to%20Career%20Success-HD.mp4 )

    Dont let this video depress you but allow it to motivate you to find the best post-grad career and college fit for YOU and YOUR FUTURE!

    So.Did this help to motivate you to dig deep and invest time and energy TODAY in preparing for your TOMORROW? I hope so! Lets get started

    INCREASE YOUR AWARENESS OF YOURSELF

    Step 5: Complete a short interest inventory

    1. Identify your career areas of interest and potential careers in those areas

    I know this seems like a str ange assessment and sometimes youd rather not do any of the options BUT it is research-based and effective so do your best to order your choices.

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    http://www.education.ne.gov/CARED/Powerpoints/Reality%20Check-%20Guiding%20Your%20Children%20to%20Career%20Success-HD.mp4

  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    Once you have completed the assessment, you will get your top 5 pathways with the highest interest but DONT STOP THERE!!! Close that window and click on National Cluster Results to drill further down.

    Pay special attention to those clusters in the High and top of Medium. Note how their icons compare to your pathways icons above.

    Also, note that you can click on Stars throughout this site to save information to your personal profile. Take advantage of this feature to consolidate info. that interests you. You can always unstar it later.

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  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    Click on the various clusters that interest you and drill further down exploring occupations and/or programs of study at the various education levels.

    The Programs of Study tab will take you to colleges that offer those particular programs. You can Star to save different colleges and drill down even farther by clicking on the college name for enrollment and contact information. Dont forget to look to the right for costs and financial aid information, academic programs and etc.! GREAT college info. here!

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  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    Drill down using the Occupations tab to learn more about career tasks, salary (Note that you can toggle back and forth between annual salary and hourly rate of pay. Also, note the salary ranges. You will likely start out on the low end and hope to work up to the median salary. Only the top 10% of educated and exceptionally skilled individuals will ever reach that top end of the salary.)

    VERY important is the job outlook information! Is employment expected to grow? If so, how fast? Be concerned if it is declining.

    Step 6: Complete a short Skills Confidence Assessment

    To get to the next assessment, click on Learn About Myself on the webpages banner. Then youll see this page and start the Skills Confidence Assessment.

    2.Compare these career areas to your confidence in work skills

    Dont worry if your top career interest(s) dont perfectly match your confidence in your skills. Skills can be learned. Your interests are pretty set so they trump skills!

    Also, dont forget to drill down to either occupations or programs of study and to take advantage of the buttons in the right margin. Your One Page Summary Report is a great side-by-side comparison of your two assessments.

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  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    Step 7: Complete a Work Values Assessment

    3. If you are a sophomore or above, youll factor in your work values in an attempt to find a career that you are interested in AND that matches your work values.

    The most important thing about your work values is that you recognize what is valued by you and that you try to ensure those needs are met as much as possible in your work world.

    CONSIDER THE IMPACT ON YOUR FUTURE (COLLEGE EXPENSE VS. POTENTIAL FUTURE JOB AND INCOME POTENTIAL)

    Step 8: Keep Exploring! Star information that you want to save to your portfolio. Click on the View Occupations Suggested by Assessments and star and drill down as desired

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  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    Note Careers that meets at least two of your assessment results and also those with sun icons as those are hot jobs for growth. The green leaf means that the government considers this career a green career so it may be poised for future growth.

    Remember to star careers which you would like to add to your portfolio and dont just stop at the first page of results! Take your time. Drill down. Explore. Who knows what you will find!

    4. Youll also compare your areas of interest and explore career options at different education levels. You just may discover options you had never considered!

    5. You will also consider future growth and income opportunities (Dont just look at the high income potential. You will likely start at the low end and work toward the middle.) in potential career fields. We all want to know there will be jobs when we are ready to pursue them and that we can earn a living wage.

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  • Nebraska Career Connections & Kuder Career, College & Scholarship Search Activity

    BEGIN THE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE FOR YOUR FUTUREStep 9: Make a Plan! Use the Plan for Education tab and get going.

    6. Complete a scholarship search within the Kuder program.

    7. Consider using the ePortfolio feature to digitally store important documents as well as potentially offering access to possible future employers.

    8. Use Kuders notes future to store exemplary examples of your writing skill. (Recommended for juniors and seniors only as writing develops over tim

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