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Advising and Career Counseling

Dan Macy is available for general advising and educational planning. You may make an appointment to meet with Dan by calling 303.914.6010, advise by phone 303.914.6016, or email Dan at dan.macy@rrcc.edu.

Career Resources

Career Exploration and Planning

Career counseling is available from Dan Macy, Academic Advisor/Career Counselor at the Arvada Campus, and can be done either online or through an appointment. Dan can assist you with the career exploration and planning process including interpretation of career assessment tests and resume critiquing.

PSY 110: Career Development is a 3 credit class offered each semester at the Arvada Campus. This course examines aspects of the career exploration process: assessment, exploration, research, goal setting, networking, informational interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. PSY 110 can be used as 3 credits of transferable electives toward and associate of arts degree. For more information contact Dan Macy at 303.914.6016.

Career Assessment Tools

What are career assessments?

Tools to discover more about who you are and assist you in making intelligent and insightful career choices. Career assessments also give you an opportunity to explore career and college major options.

Assessments offered at Red Rocks Community College

Myers-Briggs Personality Profile (also known as the MBTI): The Myers-Briggs looks at your personal preferences in four areas of your life: what gives you energy, how you learn, how you make decisions and how you get things done. You will receive a career report on your psychological type with a list of careers based on your personality preferences. This report will list job families and specific careers based on your responses. The Myers-Briggs is the most widely utilized career assessment tool in use worldwide today. Millions of individuals have benefited from its results and it has been translated into 30 languages worldwide.

Strong Interest Inventory: The Strong looks at how your interests relate to those who are satisfied in their careers. You will be presented with a detailed report that includes a list of occupations based on your interests and responses.

Choices Explorer and Planner: These two free career resources are available to all students and include basic career interest, value, skills career assessments, and a resume builder. Links to occupational information and videos along with college educational program databases and other career and educational resources make Choices Explorer and Planner user friendly and useful tools. To access visit www.collegeincolorado.org, create an account then log into either or both Choices Explorer and Planner.

Costs:

The Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory are $21.45 each for students or RRCC Alumni and $30 for community members. Call Dan Macy at 303.914.6016 or e-mail at dan.macy@rrcc.edu for an appointment and to arrange access to the assessments.

Online Career Resources

Jefferson County Workforce Center:
http://www.jeffcoworkforce.org

Student Employment & Internship Services at RRCC:
http://www.rrcc.edu/jobwatch/index.html

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
US Department of Labor Source for current occupational information and future projections including occupational descriptions, training, salary and outlook.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Colorado Department of Labor:
Job, labor statistics and employment information with other helpful links.
http://www.coworkforce.com/

Connecting Colorado:
Colorado Department of Labor Job Search Resource.
http://www.connectingcolorado.com/

CollegeInColorado:
Useful site for students available to anyone in State of Colorado and includes Choices Explorer and Planner and useful multimedia career and education resources.
Create a new account and portfolio.
http://www.collegeincolorado.org

Monster.com:
Search for jobs nationally and post your resume.
http://www.monster.com

Indeed.com:
One site that pulls all job search sites together.
http://www.indeed.com

Yahoo Hotjobs.com:
One of the largest job search sites, post your resume
http://www.hotjobs.com

GetAJob.com:
Award-winning employment site. Post your resume online:
http://www.getajob.com/

Job Hunters Bible:
From Richard Nelson Bolles of What Color is Your Parachute? fame. Bolles has been developing his resources for over 30 years. Great site!
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com

The Riley Guide:
Another comprehensive all-in-one career resource site.
http://www.rileyguide.com


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