Getting Started with Career Cruising
Career Cruising is a career exploration and planning tool to explore career and education options and develop a career plan that includes:
1. ASSESSMENTS: use assessment tools to find careers that correspond to your interests and discover how you learn.
2. CAREERS: explore career profiles with working conditions, earnings, education and training required, and related careers and
3. EDUCATION: find college and university profiles, with contact information, by province and program; and apprenticeship profiles by apprenticeship and province.
4. EMPLOYMENT: provides a guide to job searching (by position and location), resumé writing, interviewing, etc.
How to access Career Cruising
Go to www.tpl.ca and enter ‘career cruising’ in the search box.
Click on “Access Online” under Career Cruising.
Enter your library card number and PIN.
1. Assessments. Click on “Assessments” on the menu at the top of the page. Register, then click on “Start Matchmaker” for questions about your likes and dislikes, resulting in a list of recommended careers and career clusters.
2. Careers. Click on “Careers” on the menu at the top of the page. Search by keyword. Browse by name of career (index), school subjects that lead to different careers or by career cluster.
Click on “Career Selector” tab at the top of the page or to the right to find careers by a combination of subject, cluster, education, core tasks, earnings and working conditions.
Click on the name of a career to get to its profile. The profile table of contents (“At a Glance”) is on the left.
- EDUCATION for related college and university programs, then click on a program for Ontario colleges and universities where it is offered
- OTHER RESOURCES for related websites, including associations and online periodicals
- JOB SEARCH (below the table of contents) for related job listings. A new tab will open in your browser with the option to search for jobs in Indeed
3. Education. Click on “Education” on the menu at the top of the page. Search by the names of schools. Browse Canadian schools by map or program and U.S. schools by map or major.
Click on the “Apprenticeships” tab to search by apprenticeship or browse by apprenticeship cluster.
Choose a category to view related apprenticeship programs. Click on an apprenticeship name for more information including description.
Click on the “Provincial Profiles” tab for contact information for the apprenticeship offices in all provinces and territories.
Select the “Local Offices” link to the left to find an office in your area.
Select “Other Resources” for related websites, including ones for standards and grants.
4. Employment. Click on “Employment” on the menu at the top of the page.
- click on EMPLOYMENT GUIDE for advice on numerous aspects of looking for a job, including résumés and job interviews
- click on 'Find Jobs' under job search to search for job listings by keyword and location - a new browser tab will open in Indeed
Log in to “Build My Resumé” to build a resumé where you can add your education history, work experience, etc.
Add to the resumé by clicking on the pencil icon.
For more information or for help, please contact our Answerline service.