Inspiration

The average person spends close to 100,000 hours during their lifetime working. I wanted to create a simple way to identify satisfying career options based on personal characteristics.

What it does

career link matches careers to a simple personality profile. It does this by taking characteristics from over 1000 occupations and compares them to the characteristics you've specified.

How I built it

php, MySQL, bootstrap, javascript, jquery, GENOME LINK, O*NET

Challenges I ran into

Filling out the career database required some career classification and normalization that was a little complex.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

The app satisfies the original objective. You can quickly narrow your career choices.

What I learned

Information to select a satisfying career is publicly available. It just needed to be presented in an easy-to-use form.

What's next for career link

Career selection mapped directly to a broader set of genomic data (more user data needed). Map careers to local job opportunities.

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