Finding a Career
source of occupational information for students and job seekers.
The information is divided into General Outlook, Wages and Trends, Employers,
State Profiles, Resource Library, and Career Exploration.
of Labor Statistics
Data from the Department of Labor about
the economy, including projections and regional information. Helpful for
high schoolers planning majors and careers.
This page, developed by the Internet Public
Library for teenagers, will give you links to facts about a given career,
as well as, a personal narrative from a person who is currently working
in the field. By clicking on one of the fields, you will link to
a more detailed list of professions within that category. By selecting
one of the professions, a career biography will appear containing an interview
with a professional in the given field. A list of other sites on
the web that also contain career information for this profession is included.
Information by College Major
developed this site to help students explore different majors. On
the Career Services page, click on choosing
a college major, then on college
majors and career exploration. Approximately
50 academic majors are highlighted; the information includes an overview
of the major, related occupations, typical employers, and jobs obtained
Career Key is designed
to help people make good career decisions by providing a personality and
interest inventory, based on the work of John Holland, then listing careers
that match. Lists of job titles are linked to the Occupational Outlook
Handbook, which gives in-depth career profiles. Another section has
advice on how to make good career decisions. Also included
is a special version designed for middle and junior high school students.
Guides for Specific
Careers: These sites are have information
about planning s. What kind of training or education is required? What
can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? What's hot? What's
This source is also
interesting for advice on finding hidden jobs, salary information and resumes.
CareerNet has career information for students
and job seekers. The site has information and links on career
descriptions, career tests, life planning, college and financial aid.
Numerous links to several categories of information are included for students,
counselors, parents, and employers.
Current daily classified
ads and the ads from the previous two Sundays from almost 60 U.S. newspapers
can be searched here. The Boston Globe, Washington Post, The New York Times,
Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times are included but the Providence
Journal and the Wall Street Journal are not. Job seekers can access
over 230,000 ads typically from across the country without subscribing
to the newspaper.
A site from Bowling
Green State University, the Career Planning/Competency Model encourages
individuals to explore and gather information which enables them to synthesize,
gain competencies, make decisions, set goals and take action. There
are five steps in this process and each one has an interactive set of quizzes
to help you understand them.
in Science and Engineering
This is an online
guide for students considering careers in science, engineering, and mathematics
to help in making career and educational choices. Secondary-school students
and undecided undergraduates can use this guide to understand careers in
science and engineering and find practical suggestions for pursuing these
career areas. Check out the career biographies and the self-assessment
answer some questions about yourself in this interactive quiz. Your answers
will be used to find careers that match your interests and abilities.
The site has plentiful
information for students, parents and guidance counselors who want to learn
about careers. Areas of this site describe work activities, give
the usual wages, outline education requirements and aptitudes needed.
Curriculum and lesson plans for using the site are available. Links
of interest to students, parents, and guidance counselors are provided.
This site is appropriate for middle school and high school students.
The Virtual Interview
contains actual job interview questions ranging from puff ball to killer.
This interactive section gives you the opportunity to test your answers
in a safe environment so that when the real thing comes along you can engage
in a meaningful exchange rather than grope for a clumsy comeback.
The Enneagram is
a system for understanding our personalities. The nine
of the Enneagram each represent a motivating need for an
can take the test to determine your own personality type and clarify career
choices. The site offers in-depth information on the Enneagram.
Middle school and
high school students who are interested in learning about different jobs
will find many areas of interest at this site. Opportunities are
presented for self-exploration and learning about the skills, education,
work activities, and other important information for each job.
a Job in the Creative Fields
This site includes
links to career sites, a chat room and a listserv for people interested
in creative careers.
FutureScan, is an
interactive career guide for teenagers. It is dedicated to providing
in-depth, original and unbiased information on the world of work. FutureScan
has built a unique body of knowledge about what it is like to work as an
architect, interior designer, construction manager, landscape architect,
veterinarian, environmental engineer, or legal professional. In 2000, coverage
of new careers, new online planning tools, news about work and lifestyle
trends, career forums, and other features will be added. The goal is to
help readers make intelligent and informed decisions about a college major
or career path.
Resources by U.S. Region
This is a comprehensive
resource for locating employment in the United States including a good
list of local resources and job listing sites for each region in the United
States. The site has recommendations for people considering relocating.
The Help Guides provide advice on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing.
Links to Jobstar salary information.
The Keirsey Character
Sorter is designed to identify different kinds of personality. The
questionnaire identifies four temperament types: Guardian, Artisan, Idealist
and Rational. It gives people a better idea of themselves and helps them
understand other people. Understanding your personality type can
help while exploring different types of jobs.
a personal preference survey linked to medieval occupations. The
importance of understanding job preferences in considering careers is communicated
and students will find this site provides insights for modern occupations.
and Career Exploration
An advising site
from Ohio State University which provides a step by step process for career
and major exploration. The Model for Exploration was developed to
provide students with a framework to be able to gain and use information
on education and careers. The components of the model are self-assessment
exploration, educational exploration, career/occupational exploration,
and decision-making. Information is also provided on transitioning
to careers after college.
This site contains
career information for all branches of the military.
A site created for teenagers with sections
on personal finance, career options, military opportunities, and career
helpers. Beyond High School has information on the other choices
beside college, such as technical schools, apprenticeships, internships,
and armed forces careers, and on finding that first job. The Career
Help section has advice on the cover letter, resume and interview.
Check out the Interest Finder Quiz, which suggests career ideas based on
preferred activities, and the listing on “hot jobs.”
The online version of the career handbook
produced every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor, it provides
information about specific occupations, including earnings, working conditions,
training and education required, working conditions and future job outlook.
Also, check out the Occupational
Outlook Quarterly which provides current and practical information
on jobs and careers. Regular features include Grab Bag, brief items
of interest to counselors and students; You’re a What?, which explores
an unusual occupation; and OOChart which presents a graphic of interesting
job related data.
Career and Job Hunting Resources Guide
This site is designed to provide information
and resources about jobs and careers for job seekers. While this
site has a variety of resources and links, its main focus is on helping
college students find internships and employment. Many links to resources
available on the Web are provided here for job seekers.
The Riley Guide
is a career website. The site has a directory of employment and career
information sources and services on the Internet. It also provides
instruction for job seekers and recruiters on how to use the Internet to
their best advantage.
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Website Developed in December
1998 by Timothy S. Chace and Phyllis
Site last updated December