Jobs First Career Explorer
The Career Explorer is a career path tool for students, educators, job seekers, and employment counselors showing in-demand jobs in Durham Region alongside potential career paths in and out of those jobs.
Often times people aim for higher level jobs knowing that they will have to work their way up to the position, but aren’t entirely sure what actual jobs lead to their desired outcome. The Career Explorer streamlines the career planning process by making it easy to identify which jobs commonly lead in and out of each other, while also providing context specific to the job market in Durham Region such as job demand and income based on local job postings.
The tool features some bubbles that are shaded and some that are not, with shaded bubbles representing jobs that are currently in high demand in Durham Region. Mousing over any bubble will reveal a set of arrows leading both into and out of the bubble, demonstrating different jobs that can lead to and lead from the selected job bubble.
Bubbles can be resized to visualize differences in median employment income or active job postings, allowing job seekers to further analyze job prospects. Bubbles can also be filtered by sector to help narrow things down. Clicking on any bubble will prompt a pop-up display showing a job description, wage/salary information, desired skills for the job, active job postings, and links to more information.
You can visit the Jobs First Career Explorer here.