Frequently Asked Questions

What is PRISM Career Explorer?

PRISM Career Explorer is a convenient, easy to use, online resource that provides instructive, insightful information that can empower you to take control of your career exploration journey in 4 easy steps.

Why is Career Exploration important?

In making career decisions, the work you choose to pursue will have a direct impact on the way you live your life. Good career planning and decision-making involves learning about careers, types of work, educational requirements, and job functions. These are critically important in understanding which careers meet your interests and goals.

What will I learn from PRISM Career Explorer?

PRISM Career Explorer enables you to learn about yourself and pierce it together with specific careers. You can then begin to evaluate which career options meet your needs and begin to create an action plan for what you need to do to achieve success.

Does PRISM Career Explorer tell me my perfect Career?

PRISM Career Explorer can’t tell you your perfect job! It does however allow you to match your personal aptitudes and behaviours to the careers database so you can explore potential careers and understand them more.

What will I get from PRISM Career Explorer?
  • Unlimited exploration of the roles in the database
  • Access to the unique PRISM Career Explorer questionnaire
  • Unique Career Explorer report
  • Compare your behavioural and work aptitude preferences to the database of around 1000 careers
  • Compare your work aptitude preferences to around 500 college majors
  • Get a comprehensive personal profile of your strengths and potential areas for further development – useful when writing resumes, CVs etc.
  • Access the Career Explorer Learning Resource Library to help you market yourself effectively and professionally
What information is on the Career Database?

The careers database contains detailed information on what each role involves, including tasks, work actrivities, knowledge, skills, abilities, work styles. The database can be searched by category, aptitude or behaviour and filtered by education level.

How long does it take to complete the questionnaire?

It takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. Preferably, should be answered in an undisturbed environment.

How long does it take to receive the information once I have completed the questionnaire?

Once you have completed the questionnaire you will immediately receive a unique log in enabling you to access your report and the databases. Alternatively it will be sent to you by your career counsellor.

Does access to the career database expire after certain period?

No, your access to the database is always available and you can use it as many times as you want to explore different career options. You can contact your career counsellor for further details.

Can I save careers I am interested in?

Yes, you can save all your career choices. For details contact your career counsellor.