Helen Brunty, the Career Counselor at HCTC is available to help you decide on a career direction, can direct you to assessments to guide your process and can meet you on any HCTC Campus by appointment. Contact her for assistance and guidance in your career decisions.

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077

Located in the University Center of the Mountains on the Hazard Campus, RM 151-JCC

Available on all HCTC Campuses by appointment.

Career Assessment-ACT Profile

Career Assessment and Counseling

ACT Profile: https://www.actprofile.org/login

ACT Profile Instructions

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The ACT Profile is a free career resource that can help you decide on career directions by assessing your interests, abilities and values. You will create an account to begin using the ACT Profile. Once logged in you can click on MY PROFILE and then INVENTORIES to begin your career assessments. When completed, these assessments will direct your to careers that are a good match for you.

You should connect to the Career Counselor, Helen Brunty. Simply put Helen Brunty in the search box beside connections. You will then be invited to join the HCTC Career Counseling group.

For additional information on careers that interest you, visit the Career One Stop at http://www.careeronestop.org/

When you have completed the career assessments, contact the Career Counselor for an appointment to discuss your career directions. The Career Counselor is available come to any HCTC campus by appointment.

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard KY 41701

Located in the University Center of the Mountains RM 151-JCC

Available on other HCTC Campuses by appointment.

Helen.Brunty@kctcs.edu
P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077

Career Counseling

If you are unsure or undecided about your career directions, or simply need more information, you can work with the Career Counselor, Helen Brunty. She is located in the University Center of the Mountains (RM 151-JCC) on the Hazard Campus but is also available to meet with you on any HCTC Campus. Simply call her for an appointment.

Career decisions are not a complicated process. There are some steps that can help your to clarify what career directions are appropriate for you.

1. Who are you? By completing a career assessment like the ACT Profile you can determine your what you like (interests), what you can do well (abilities) and what you are looking for in a job (value). Click on the Career Assessment area for more information, instructions and to access the ACT Profile.

Based on your answers, personalized results are then populated onto interactive career and major maps. From there, drill deeper to find information related to specific majors, and careers. Explore your options, save your favorites, and share them with others!

Be sure to link to the Career Counselor, Helen Brunty, in the Connections section on the ACT Profile. She can help you to clarify your career directions and provide additional resources for you to explore.

2. Meet with the Career Counselor for clarification of your assessment results and information on additional career resources.

3. Explore career choices and determine the salaries, outlooks, training and where you can obtain that training.

4. Make a career decision.

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701

P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077

Located in the University Center of the Mountains on the Hazard Campus (RM 151-JCC)

Available on all HCTC Campuses by appointment.

Career Information

Career One Stop is an excellent resource with information on exploring careers, conducting a job search, and scholarships. You can also find help with resumes and interviews. Below are just a few points of interest from the site. I encourage you to get on this site and explore all it has to offer you. You'll be amazed at the career information you can find!

 

  • Compare Wages by Occupation and Local Area - With this tool, you can select several occupations, then select local areas including East KY. A page will be generated comparing the wages for those occupations for the locations you have selected. Information for the state as a whole and the U.S. as a whole is also included.
  • Occupations with Declining Employment in KY - Take a look at some areas that have been seeing a decline in employment in the state. Many of these may be becoming obsolete due to advances in technology. You don't want to be stuck in an occupation that will not provide you with employment opportunities.

Additional Career Information Sites:

The Kentucky Career Center

Occupational Outlook Handbook-Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kentucky Labor Market Information

Job Shadowing

Do you want to find out more about a career before you commit to a major?

Job shadowing involves following, or shadowing, a professional throughout a workday (or work week) to get a better idea of what a particular job involves. It's an ideal way to determine if you might really be cut out for a career -- or not. You may have always wanted to work as a nurse only to spend a workday with one and learn that you don't enjoying being on your feet all day.

Find out more about a career by shadowing someone who is doing the job you are interested in. If you would like to job shadow in a career contact:

Helen F. Brunty, Career Counselor
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701
P: 606.487.3077 or 800.246.7521, Ext. 73077