Before taking any decision, it is advisable to be aware of the different options we have available. Career Decisions should be no different. However given the vast and fast changing world of work, it becomes difficult for us to choose a specific occupation from the large career lists and career libraries, ranging from a few hundreds to a few thousand options. Most popular assessments recommended us to look at a few (top 5 or 10 or 15) of these specific occupations based on our results. But is this really the right way to take the most important decisions of our life ?
Research suggests otherwise and that’s where our career exploration models help.You can also watch videos given below to understand these exploration models further or reach out to one of our expert counselors !!
Career Clusters (Students)
Clusters contain occupations in the same field of work requiring similar skills. Clusters are further categorized into pathways. Model is useful for exploration by school & college students.
Job Families (Industry)
The entire world of work can be divided into 23 job families based upon tasks, work context, skills, education required etc. Model is useful for exploration by individuals looking to enter industry & professionals.
These career exploration models divide the entire set of occupations (also called a career taxonomy) available in the world of work, comprehensively and accurately into broad level clusters or job families and then further as career pathways or sub job families. With only 16 clusters and 23 job families to explore our tasks become easier as we can now know the entire world of work and systematically explore the career lists and career libraries. For students at school and college, we recommend the Career Cluster and Pathway model, which ensures a wider exploration and helps shortlist suitable options. For working professionals and entrants to industry, we recommend the Job family & Subfamily model that provides a more focused exploration, given the education and skills already gained.The specific job titles (more than 1100) are linked to both exploration models and should be ideally looked at from there, however a link is also provided below if needed.
Explore careers by job titles.