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Welcome to Cibola High School's Counseling Department. We look forward to working with all students and parents at Cibola for the 2008-2009 school year. We have included important information on our web pages. Check back frequently for new and updated information. To schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor, please call the counseling secretary at:
897-0110 x-20250

Cibola High School 1510 Ellison Dr., Albuquerque, NM 87114

Specific Counseling Programs

Career Development


Career Guidance  |  Personality Inventories  |  More Links

Career Development Standards

The Cibola Counseling Program, in alignment with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model, is designed to meet the following career development standards for all students:

  1. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  2. Students will employ strategies to achieve further career success and satisfaction.
  3. Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training and the world of work.

Career Guidance


New Mexico Career Resource Network - The New Mexico Career Resource Network provides an online version of the Prospect Newspaper, which is published by the New Mexico Department of Labor. This is a useful tool for students to explore career, education and military opportunities. The site provides links to interest inventories, New Mexico labor information and all two and four year post-secondary schools in the state.

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Largest resource on labor information available on the web. If you are doing a term paper and need stats on anything related to jobs/careers, this is it!

Military Careers - Want to find out lots of factual information about what it is like to be in the different branches of the Armed Forces? Then this is your site. Very helpful information here!

Welcome To Your Future – The high school student's resource page, this site has many useful links to career exploration, very comprehensive. Start here if you are investigating careers, or looking for some assistance in finding what best suits your interests and personality. This page has great links for job search, resume writing and MORE!

Planning a Career - This site has one of the best overall career planning strategies available on the web. It is divided into sections for high school, middle school and college students, as well as a section for school counselors.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Published by the US Dept of Labor, the Handbook gives detailed information on several hundred different careers.

Learn Link - Learn about different careers, your strengths and career compatibility, build and post your resume.

Career Profiles Index - Lists hundreds of careers with descriptions that include education/training, wages, job outlook and more. Great site!

Princeton Review - Go straight to the "career search" on this site. It has a fairly large database of careers that start with "A day in the life of ..."

Schools in the USA - Here you can search 1,000+ career profiles, use the career planner and find job hunting tips.

University Career Centers -See the colleges you are considering attending and what career services they offer.

Life Works – This web site is designed to explore health and medical science careers.

Resumania -(University of Minnesota)- Get help with writing your resume here! This step-by step-tutorial contains some excellent examples of three different types of resumes and walks you through the process of writing a resume.

The Job Hunter's Bible - From the author of "What Color is my Parachute", Dick Bolles, this site is designed as a supplement to his book. Lots of very practical information here! - The one-stop resource for students and recent grads who want to prepare for life outside of high school.

Careers in Interior Design – Learn the ins and outs of Interior Design Careers.

Orthotics and Prosthetics – If you want to know more on a career in orthotics or prosthetics….this is the site for you.

American Dietetic Association – If you are considering a career in dietetics, don't miss this web site. Dietetics is the science of managing food and nutrition to promote health.

Education On-line - This site is full of articles describing numerous careers and is intended to provide you with a helpful start in thinking about what career may best for you.

NCDA - The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The mission of NCDA is to promote the career development of all people over the life span. NCDA provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development, including professional development activities, publications, research, public information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service.

Personality Inventories

Career Key - Measures how similar you are to six personality types and how these relate to different jobs. You are then encouraged to explore them using the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It is fun, free, and may help you figure out the direction you should take.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter - This personality inventory organizes your answers to approximately 60 questions into four personality types. More information is given about temperament, and gives the personality types of famous people. Very interesting site.

ASVAB – Information on the ASVAB. It explains the ASVAB test and how the ASVAB can help you in career exploration and planning for the future. The ASVAB will be given at Cibola in November, contact Mr. Banka for more information.

Learn Link Assessments - Here you can find your True Color with corresponding jobs, find your Career Strengths and ACT Work Keys.

More Links

O*NET OnLine


Career Paths Online

Career Magazine


Career Builder

America's Job Bank