a free and interactive career profile database. research thousands of real careers through the eyes of the people who work them.
The Career Project is an interactive career profile database that allows you a personal and uncensored look into thousands of real careers and jobs through the eyes of the people who work them. To view profiles, conduct searches, contact mentors and use our resource lists we are 100% free! To register for free you can connect through Facebook or register direct through our online system.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does a profile include?
A profile has three sections. Every mentor had to fill out a our thorough questionnaire in "We asked." They were also asked to fill out what "A Day in the life of..." is like a their job in hour-by-hour detail. The third section is "Ask me" where if you register you are able to ask our mentor's any questions you feel we haven't covered.
How do you recruit mentors?
We began with contacting family, friends and co-workers in a variety of fields in the beginning of 2007. We compensate our mentors with specialty coffee cards once their profile has been verified as complete. We are proud that we have thousands of profiles of mentors from all walks of life in hundreds of different professions. We have to shut off registration monthly because so many people want to participate!
How many profiles do you add a month?
We add on average 100-300 monthly depending on the batch.
How do you screen mentors?
We carefully screen each profile with an acceptance rate of about 60%. We do not accept profiles that do not meet our criteria, are not quality in information and are possibly “fake.” (Fake profiles are very rare) We do require mentors to use their work email and if they do not have one they must provide a contact phone number for work verification. Criteria includes but is not limited too, at least 23 years of age, has at least an associate degree or has been working for a minimum of three years and works at least 25 hours per week.
How do I become a mentor?
For all information regarding becoming a mentor please go to www.TheCareerProject.com!
I have seen grammar errors on the profiles will these be fixed?
We do not alter the mentor's content. We do not want to alter their voice, message or information in any capacity. This includes spelling and grammatical errors. We do ask them to review their profile before submitting it to be live on The Career Project.
Some of the profiles I have viewed are incomplete, how come?
We post profiles that are at least 50% complete. Either their questionnaire has to be completely filled out or the first section of the questionnaire and their entire "A day in the life of."