MyFutureVT Career Guide

Your Career Journey

So you’re interested in exploring, starting, or changing a career! Congratulations, this is an exciting place to be. You might have many questions: how do you find the right career, how do you find a job in a new industry, how do you change your career track? There are many ways to use MyFutureVT. This page is built to take you through a step by step process to answer these questions. Follow the path laid out for you on this page and hopefully you’ll like where it leads you.

Step 1: Discover your interests

The goal is to find a career that pays the bills and makes you happy. Work is the most enjoyable when you can focus on tasks that are interesting to you. It is also important to feel confident in what is being asked of you. Answer a series of questions about which activities sound interesting to you and which activities don’t.

Step 2: Identify your interests

You will arrive at a results page after you finish answering the questions. Your answers will be sorted into six different groups. These groups will tell you which types of career activities you were the most interest in. Find the category that you scored the highest in and make sure to write it down somewhere.

You can click on any of the categories to learn more about them. You may see the term “Holland Code” around because that’s the name of these career categories.

Step 3: Explore careers in Vermont that match your interests

Head over to our database of the high-demand, high-wage jobs in Vermont. Find the button that says ‘Filter’ and click it.  Scroll down through the filters and click on the ‘Interests’ option. Select the interest category that you wrote down from your results.

Feel free to select other filter options that match what you’re looking for.

Step 4: Learn more about a few careers

Now you have narrowed your search. Time to learn about these careers. Click ‘Learn More About Job’ to find out what skills are required for the job, what the daily tasks are like, how much money you can make, and more. Read through these details for all of the jobs that interest you.

Next Steps: Where to go now?

Hopefully you’ve found a job that interests you. You have a few options now.

  1. Investigate. Spend some time thinking about it! There’s no rush to make this decision. You can also explore a few different ways to try out a career to see it will be a good fit on our ‘See If A Job Fits‘ page.
  2. Prepare. Each career is linked to different education and training programs in Vermont that will get you the necessary training to enter that career. Find those programs when you click ‘Learn More About Job’ in the section that says ‘Related Programs.’ Click into the different programs to find the best fit for you.
  3. Take the leap. Visit our ‘Find A Job‘ page and visit a few job boards. Search the name of the career or related industry that you want to enter. Happy job searching! Also check out or helpful advice on resumes, cover letters, and interviews.

Congratulations! Now you are one step closer to looking for a new job or thinking about the steps you want to take to pursue a new career path. Proud of you.