Job Explorer Database
Careersoft’s Job Explorer Database (Jed) makes careers information understandable, interesting, and engaging. It has information on 857 jobs (over 2500 career titles) presented in a clear and lively way that students of all abilities can understand. You can try Jed for free now.
Careers education and guidance is interesting when it taps into the user's natural sense of curiosity. Jed has a 'get clicking' attitude with lots of pathways through the program, including over 340 high quality video case studies, pictures, quizzes, 'top tens', career facts of the day, and text. Jed's quizzes take minutes to do, not hours, so that users can get on with exploring careers and thinking about what will and won't suit them.
Jed is available as a site licence which covers every student and staff member at your site for just £254 + VAT per annum. If you're an adviser, and would like to take Jed wherever you go, then a personal licence is also available.
New for 2019-20
- Improvements to how Jed does videos. They work, without plugins, on all browsers that come with recent versions of Windows, Chromebook, and Apple (including iPad). The videos now are a bit bigger too (higher resolution), for more detail at all screen sizes, including projectors and big screens.
- Existing jobs reviewed and new ones added including drone pilot, sports journalist and learning officer.
- New videos and picture sets including drone pilot and classical musician.
- All factsheets reviewed. New factsheets added about T-levels, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, and Further Education.
For full details of what's new, please see our newsletter.
Find out how Jed can support you in achieving the Gatsby benchmarks.
Jed internet login
If you have a current subscription or evaluation for Jed, you can sign in using an access code or your personal login details (see the email we sent you when you subscribed).
Features and benefits
Find out more about the benefits of using Jed in your organisation.
Jed, the movie
See Jed in action with our short Jed help videos showing what Jed can do.
One subscription, two products, and for every device on your site
Your licence gives you access to Jed, suitable for Key Stage 4 to adult. It also includes First Jed, which is designed to appeal to younger users. First Jed is also suitable for use with some special needs groups, and has been used successfully in a primary school setting.
Site licence or Personal licence
There are two ways to license Jed:
For all users at a named site. One licence covers every device on your site, for use by all students and staff. Install, or use on the internet.
For one named adviser. Your own single-user licence which you can use wherever you are. Ideal for careers professionals offering one-to-one guidance with clients in multiple locations. Requires internet access.
Try Jed for free
If you're not a subscriber yet you can still use Jed internet, but follow the link for demo mode for restricted access to Jed.
Or better still, contact us today and ask for a one-month free evaluation licence to access the full product on DVD or on the internet. Try it with your target user group and see how they benefit from using Jed.
Jed is available as a site licence which covers every student and staff member at your site for just £254 + VAT per annum. For the average size of UK secondary school, that works out at 28p per student per year, for a whole year of independent expert careers information.
If you're an adviser, and would like to take Jed wherever you go, then a personal licence is also available.
Last updated 9 September, 2019