2002 – 2003 Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco/
The OOH is an excellent starting place to search for employment information on specific occupations based on data supplied by the federal government.
America’s Career Info Net http://www.acinet.org/acinet/
Find out about the general job market, wages and trends, skills and abilities required fro specific occupations, and career information unique for your state.
America’s Job Bank http://www.ajb.dni.us/
This site allows employers to list vacancies and applicants to file resumes. It also has information about employment trends and job seeking strategies.
Ask the Headhunter http://asktheheadhunter.com/
This somewhat irreverent site maintains that most traditional information about finding and landing a job is no longer true, and it offers alternative suggestions.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/asvab/CareerExplorationProgram/
Once a student has taken the Armed forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, this site will assist with interpretation of the results and consequent career exploration strategies.
This top notch subscription site also known as Career Explorer, has daily updates on careers written in a highly readable, informative style. Archived articles provide current career information on countless occupations. Also has information for educators who teach career exploration.
Bureau of Labor Statistics http://stats.bls.gov/
Data from the Department of Labor about the economy, including projections and regional information. Helpful for high schoolers planning majors and careers.
Career Builder http://www.careerbuilder.com/Ever changing, all encompassing site has employment tips, links to
other career oriented web sites, ask the experts, and career news from the USA Today.
Career Centers Around the Globe http://www.careerresource.net/carserv/
List provides links to career development services at many different universities.
Career Currents http://careercurrents.com/
A different career is profiled every day in this free career newsletter. It covers the work, the people, the facts and the education or training you need for career success. Just click on the U.S. button (top of page) to read about salaries and the job outlook, education programs and much more. Current employment news headlines, a daily career news feed, and informative career e-zines keep you on top of your goals and connected with your next career.
Career Ed http://www.petersons.com/careered/index.html
This site helps students conduct an on-line job search after completing a resume and also has career assessment features.
Career Fitter http://www.careerfitter.com/affiliatemain/public.asp?afid=221&page=home
CareerFitter offers an online Career Personality Assessment, which shows people the careers that best fit their personality as well as personality strengths and weaknesses. CareerFitter also offers research and secrets of how to get started and what to expect from hundreds of different careers. For fee site.
Career Interests Game http://career.missouri.edu/holland/
This exercise is based on career guru Dr. John Holland’s theory that people and work environments can be loosely classified into six different groups. Different peoples’ personalities may find different environments more to their liking.
Career Key http://www.careerkey.org/english/
The Career Key interest inventory assist students with identifying personality types, finding jobs that fit those types and has links to find out more about those jobs. A sections also explores how to make good career decisions. (based on Holland career clusters)
Career Magazine http://www.careermag.com/
Features and programs designed to assist employers and job seekers communicate with each other and facilitate the employment process.
Career Pathfinder http://www.highwired.net/CareerPathfinder
Career Pathfinder for students is an interactive resource that you can use to explore who you are and what you could be, plan for what to do after graduation, and get practical information and actual work experience
Career View http://www.collegeview.com/career/
Here you’ll find information on how to find the right job. In addition to resources that can help you locate career opportunities, it includes a wealth of information on resume writing, interviewing skills, best-paying and fastest-growing fields and careers, etc.
Career Zone http://www.explore.cornell.edu/newcareerzone/
This site offers a cluster approach to career exploration based on the Holland organization scheme. Information on specific jobs can also be sorted by years of training required.
College and Career Quest http://www.njsca.org/col/colquest.htm
This WebQuest will take you through a process of exploring careers and colleges using the Web. It is designed to develop skills required in researching potential majors and colleges. It takes a student through the steps a good guidance curriculum uses to help students refine career/college plans.
Community Learning Network http://www.cln.org/subjects/career_cur.html
Links to sites featuring information on careers in the arts, health and medicine, information technology and mathematics. Also has information on finding jobs, researching occupations, and writing resumes and cover letters.
From Hobby to Career http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2001/Fall/art01.htm
Article from the Occupation Outlook Quarterly advises you on how you can get paid for doing what you enjoy so much you’d do it for free. Download and print the entire article as a pdf file.
Get That Gig http://www.getthatgig.com/
Large site has links to internships usually more appropriate for college students and career info from individuals who are very enthusiastic about their jobs.
Go For It! http://www.ta.doc.gov/go4it/
Limited but growing data base of information technology programs: education, employment and training across the country.
Informational Interviewing http://danenet.wicip.org/jets/jet-9407-p.html
One of the best ways to find out what’s involved in a career, is to talk to someone in the field. Check this site to find out how and what questions to ask.
Internship Programs http://www.internshipprograms.com/
This site is a data base of over 2800 programs and 200,000 positions where students can locate internships and employers can list internship opportunities.
Job Corps http://www.hbi.org/jobcorps/jobcorps.html
Job Corp is the only national residential job training and education program for at-risk youth 16 to 24 and is a top source of entry-level workers. It offers young people industry validated, up to date skills training, as well as world of work and social skills tips that teach young people how to act on the job site.
Job Profiles http://www.jobprofiles.org/index.htm
Experienced workers share the rewards and stressful parts of their jobs, basic skills required, challenges of the future and advice on entering the field.
Job Smart http://jobsmart.org/tools/career/spec-car.htm
This site is packed with information about planning your career. 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 not? Some sites include personal stories from folks working in the field: how did they move (or stumble) into their current work situation? What advice would they give newcomers?
Job Trak http://www.jobtrak.com/
Partners with over 500 college and university career centers nationwide, Jobtrak is a source for jobs on the Internet. Over 280,000 employers have used JOBTRAK to target their full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs and internships toward college students and alumni.
Job Web http://www.jobweb.com/
Extremely complete collection of career information including job search, info on career choices from aquatic science to zoo keeping, on-line periodicals, reference sources, etc., Medical, Law, Business Schools, etc., minority resources, info for persons with disabilities, & international resources. Also contains info on writing a resume.