It is advisable to review the information collected on the Internet with a professional counselor.There is a huge amount of information available on the internet that can be very helpful in considering your career values and skills, finding out about the labor market, and creating a career plan. You can Google lots of things - but be careful of sites that want to sell you stuff; mostly what you need is completely free. Below are some sites that you might find helpful. Please let us know if you discover broken links.
CAREER RELATED LINKS
After College A service for college students and recent graduates who are looking for jobs, internships, and other opportunities.
America's Career InfoNet,http://www.acinet.org/acinet/In this website, a student can find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide and the most extensive career resource library online.
America's Job Bank Information on a wide range of job openings from around the country and includes listings by state and job title.
Black Collegian Online This site gives abundant career planning and job search information as well as commentaries by leading AfricanAmerican writers. It includes general information on college life and news of whats happening on college campuses today.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
California Careers http://www.californiacareers.info/Important links from this site include career and labor market information specific to California, career videos, and a list of training schools and community colleges from the "Tools and Resources" link.
California Career Cafe: Free Career Development Resources
California Career Zone
California Employment Development Department's Labor Market Information Division: Contains Occupational Outlook Reports for most counties in California. The reportssummarize the latest employment data and labor market trends of a given area. In order to access the information, your computer needs to be able to read .pdf files. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader FREE to read these files.
California Occupational Guides
More than 300 guide sheets provide statewide information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training.
Career Adventures provides options for students interested in English, Math, Science, Art and Social Science careers.
Career and Educational Guidance Library: Career Exploration Links This site maintained by UC Berkeley has a database of over 700 links for occupational and educational preparation programs.
Career Builder.com Career information includes company research, salary calculator, work visas, and resume advise. Job listings posts more than 300,000 jobs representing 25,000 employers. Personal Search agent allows candidates to apply for jobs and manage resumes.
Career Center at Gavilan College has excellent resources and access to the Eureka program. The Eureka software program offers individuals an opportunity to self-assess. It also provides detailed information regarding careers, occupations and programs of study.
Career Chase Click on "Career Information Categories." Good source for reading "informational interviews with people who really enjoy their jobs."
Career CruisingA short inventory of career interests, valuable information interview samples, and occupational information.
Career Fitness Website
Career magazine: Job listings, resume bank and current articles on career issues
Careers, Not Just Jobs Produced by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., this site includes articles by career columnists and gives information about who is hiring and about salaries and profiles.
Career One Stop
Careers Online Virtual Careers Show This directory contains over 1,000 job and occupational descriptions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The user can review jobs by exploring 12 interest categories.
Career Planning Links is a site developed by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that provides a wealth of information regarding personal assessment, majors and careers, specific career information based on academic interests, and volunteer opportunities.
Career Research Go to undergraduate students, note four year plan, click on Junior Year and go to web resources at bottom of left column.
Career tips for students, parents, and educators (ages 15+)
Central Valley Jobs
College Board Online This site provides extensive guidance and information about jobs and careers and how they relate to college majors.
CollegeBoard's Career Search: This program provides you with valuable information about numerous careers. Choose a career and learn about the outlook for the occupation, how to best prepare to enter the field, or what average salaries are. You can also answer a questionnaire that indicates which careers best match your responses.
College Grad Job Hunter: This on-line book is filled with job-seeking advice for recent and soon-to-be college graduates. Some examples of chapters include: Job Search Preparation, Best College Resumes, Best Cover Letters, Finding Hiring Companies and Internet Job Search Strategies.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT): http://www.occupationalinfo.org/dot_search.htmlThis is the complete Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Department of Labor.
Emotional Intelligence Survey Identify your strengths and your personality traits that could use further development.
Eureka Career Information System of occupational and career-related information. Over 400 Careers, Financial Aid, International Jobs, Univerisites, Job Outlook.
Federal Government JOBS
Fedworld Information Network: Browse 20 different databases
Hospitality Jobs Online Jobs in the hospitality industry.
Hot Jobs Company profiles, information on "hot jobs" and job listings.
Job Hunt Great site for information on professional associations. Click on "associations."
JobSmart: A comprehensive career site packed with career advice, resume writing tips, information about employers, job openings, salaries and a lot more.
Major Resource Kits Major Resource Kits link academic majors to career alternatives by providing information on career paths, sample job titles and other material updated by the University of Delaware.
Majors to Careers General Career Exploration
Mediabistro.com This is a website dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry.
Missing Major assists students with identifying majors that relate to interest areas.
Monster Board Lists thousands of jobs worldwide and a large database of information for job seekers and employers.
MonsterTrak:On job search process
National Career Development Association has a list of internet resources you may find very helpful, click on Resources on the top bar.
Occupational Information Network
Occupational Outlook Handbook This site gives the full content of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) as published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It includes information on over 200 popular occupations including compensation, training requirements, and typical work.
O*Net http://online.onetcenter.org/All occupations listed are described using skills, knowledge, interests, and activities, worker characteristics and occupational experience. It also gives occupation specific tasks, job outlooks and salary ranges.O*NET allows you to select occupations to explore, search jobs that use your specific skills, and find carrers related to your major.
Princeton Review Sound information on choosing a major and career includes useful tips on college majors, careers, internships.
Salaries This site provides resources for job descriptions and salary information.
San Francisco State University An excellent example of a college career center. Click one "Student" and go to "Career Resources" and "What Can I do With A Major In?" In career Resources see "Work Abroad", and "Information for students with disabilities". Site includes a section for alumni informationand graduate's job information.San Francisco State Career Center has developed an extensive site with career links for different occupational areas (health, government, high-tech, education, etc.).
Saludos Hispanos This site links Latinos with career opportunities including the ability to post free resumes. Its goal is to connect career-minded Hispanics with organizations who have an interest in promoting them up the corporate ladder.
Spotlight on Careers Go to spotlight on careers and explore. You may find other good links on this website such as the Internet Public Library that links with Assocations.
State Occupational Information (free assessments/resources)
The Riley Guide: Job Resources on the Internet Excellent resources for researching and gathering occupational information.
The Riley Guide: A site that is loaded with lots of great career links and information.
Union Information regarding union apprenticeship programs can be found at www.unions.org.
University of North Carolina Majors Site A very popular site that lists career related to majors at University of North Carolina, along with nicely formatted information about getting into the field.
U.S. Department of Labor.
What Can I do with a degree in..." UCLA sponsored site
What Can I do With a Major in? Career Center and internet resources by major, frequently asked questions about majors and careers, and information about the Peace Corps.
What Color Is Your Parachute? The Job-Hunter's Net Guide Career guidance information and a review of resources available on the Web.What Color Is Your Parachute? A site by Richard Bolles, renowned career development expert and author of "What Color Is Your Parachute" which offers job search advice and links to other career resources.
WorkSmart http://www.worksmart.ca.gov/Sponsored by the Employment Development Department (EDD) from the state of California, "WorkSmart" provides useful information for job seekers on work skills and employment.
Please be aware that there are many career assessments and inventories on the Internet, some more valid than others. It is not advisable to accept the results of one instrument as truth. Assessments should be used as part of a comprehensive career development program involving a professional counselor.The following links will help you explore your personality type, interests, values and skills as they relate to possible career options:
California Career Cafe: Get Started - Use this site to take career assessments, match your personality to a career, explore your learning style, and focus on your goals.
California Careers Resource Network will guide you through the career development process and provide helpful information about working in California
California Career Zone This site has an assessment to help you determine an area of interest in the world of work.
California Career Info
Career Clues This site will guide you through all phases of the career development process -- from Searching for Direction to Searching for a College Major to Searching for Experience to Searching for a Job.
Australia's Job Seeker's Workshop: self-assessment and career issues
Collegeview Click 'Careers'.
Eureka offers a self-assessment section which give you the opportunity to learn about yourself by matching your skills, personality, and talents to careers that may be just right for you.To access this website, visit the Career/Transfer Resource Center to obtain the required Site ID Code.
Human Metrics Human Metrics will help you identify your personality type with the Jung Typology Test. Just click on the "Do It" button and take the assessment.
O*NET Online has a skills search that will allow you to research occupations that require the skills you would like to use on a job.
Check PersonalityType.com for information relating personality type to careers. Take the quiz to determine your 4-letter type.
Quick Assessments This site links assessments with California job information but has useful easy to use assessments. Under "Assess Yourself" try the Holland Code based assessment first. You may explore job information by industry sector also, i.e. Media, Health, Education.
Self Directed Search (based on John Holland)
The Career Key measures your interests, values, and abilities to produce categories of compatible jobs. There is a charge for this assessment.
The CareerLink will ask for your self-estimates in the areas of abilities, interests, temperament, physical capacities and working conditions, and career preparation time.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is an on-line assessment that gives you information about your temperament and personality type.
http://www.keirsey.com site offers the Keirsey Temperament Sorter from which to derive Jung's Four-Letter code.
Work Values Clarification This is comprehensive website that includes some easy to use assessments. Start with "Quick Trip" and click on Work Values. This site includes Texas state references to high demand and high pay occupations such as teaching, health care and information technology with information interviews with Texans in these fields.
These website provides information from professionals on a variety of careers.
http://www.bls.gov Department of Labor: Statistic on jobs and labor market
http://www.jobweb.org National Association of Colleges and Employers: Career Library Resources
http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet/ O*NET, Employment and Training Admin: Career Resources
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/default.asp America's Career Infonet
What can I Do with A Major In...?
These website provides students with information on what one can do with a certain major.
http://www.memorialcare.org/apps/jobs/rehabilitation.asp What Can I do With a Major in? Career Center and internet resources by major, frequently asked questions about majors and careers, and information about the Peace Corp
What Can I do with a degree in..." UCLA sponsored site www.Missingmajor.com
RESUMES & INTERVIEWING LINKS
Career Lab This site includes examples of cover letters for various applications.
College Grad: Information about interviewing in all its forms. This is especially useful for college graduates
Job Star Central "How-to" information about resumes, interviews, job searches, salaries, hidden jobs and career guides.
Richard Bolles' Guide A supplemental website to the author's book, What Color is Your Parachute, which includes an abundance of career and job-related information.
Susan Ireland Resumes Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect
Cover Letter, Susan Ireland offers free samples of resumes, cover letters, and tips on interviewing techniques.
The Riley Guide This site provides free career and employment information.
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