Finding the Best Job For You

Decide what type of work is best for you!

This page is designed to help you find a job you love by figuring out what you want to do and why, as well as help overcome any indecision about knowing the best career choice for you.


What is your Personality Type? Considering whether you want to interact with the public or not relates to how outgoing you are. Some people prefer to work alone or behind the scenes. Are you the type of person that wants to supervise other people? How much responsibility do you want to have? Maybe you prefer to clock out and be done with work for the day. Some jobs require that you be on-call.

Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, which is very helpful in determining personality type and work style.

Take Assessment

What are your interests? What are you passionate about? Check out What Color is My Parachute author Dick Bolle’s guidance on deciding how to choose a career, field of work, and even a major in college!

Career One Stop has several Self-Assessments designed to help you decide what job options are best for you!

Take Self-Assessment
  • Sometimes certain Work Environments are just not right for who we are. It is important to know yourself and be aware of your preferences. Some examples of this include, inside or outside, physical or non-physical, stationary or active, or loud or quiet.

Here are some Considerations About Work Environments to take into account before you apply for that job!

Considerations About Work Environments
  • You can also discover and begin your career path by Developing a Plan that’s realistic for you. Career One Stop provides support so you can make the best decisions about how to set your goals and move forward successfully.

Check out these helpful tools to decide on the right job for you!

Work Values Matcher
Skills Matcher
Find Your Career Matches

Job and Occupational Projections

Are you interested in knowing what the job and hiring trends are? Which professions are hiring or not? What is projected to happen in specific fields regarding employment in the future? Find out by clicking the information below.

State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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