Below are links to web sites with information for career advisors, workforce professionals, counselors, and job placement staff to help students and adults explore career options and find jobs.
Assess Client's Abilities
- Employability Checkup
Provides you with a snapshot of your ability to find a similar job at a similar wage if you became unemployed today.
- Free Online Assessments and Tests
Conduct free self-assessment tests to measure aptitude and interest in various career fields.
Provides dozens of job-specific assessments for positions in a variety of high-demand industries including Automotive, Healthcare, Banking, Childcare, Construction, Transportation, Retail, Insurance, Education, and Sales... with more added all the time. Invest 15-minutes to unlock information that could lead to a lifetime of job-success and fulfillment.
- O*NET Computerized Interest Profiler
Use this vocational interest assessment instrument to receive an accurate, reliable profile that: provides valuable self-knowledge about vocational interests, fosters career awareness, and provides a window to the entire world of work via the 900+ occupations.
- O*NET Work Importance Profiler
Identify occupations that a client may find satisfying, based on the similarity between his or her work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.
Find Education/Training Opportunities
- America's Service Locator
Find nearby services for workers with America's Service Locator. Detailed information on One-Stop Career Center offices in your area, including maps and directions.
- Certification Finder
Find occupational certifications, their requirements, and how to contact the sponsoring organizations.
- College Navigator
||College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges in the United States. They include many types of colleges, from 2-year schools, to trade schools. Learn about each type of school and how much it costs to attend.
- Community College Finder
Search by state for tuition comparison between 2- and 4-year colleges, plus web site and contact information for each community college.
- Licensed Occupations
The Licensed Occupations Tool allows you to search for State and Federal occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation, or agency.
- Registered Apprenticeship
Registered Apprenticeship combines on-the-job learning with practical and
theoretical related instruction provided by various educational institutions
to prepare workers for job opportunities in several industries.
Funding for Education and Training Information
Thinking about a career in the automotive aftermarket? An automotive scholarship can help pave the way.
- FAFSA on the Web
To apply for federal student financial aid, and to apply for many state student aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you
provide on your FAFSA determines if you are eligible for financial aid.
- Financial Aid Advisor
Find financial assistance through grants, scholarships, savings programs, loans, and tax deductions.
Answer a series of questions about yourself and find out if you may be eligible for government benefit programs.
- The Student Guide
Take a look at this comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.
- Career Guide to Industries
Find information on available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
- Skills Profiler
Identify a client's existing skills and compare his or her current set of skills against the skill requirements of a particular occupation.
Place Clients in Jobs
Careerjet is an employment search engine. In just one search access 19,749,127 jobs published on 59,001 websites in the world.
- Employer Locator
Search a database of nearly 12 million employers. Find contact information and maps to potential employers.
- iHispano.com - Bilingual Jobs
Our hispanic employment service provides jobs to talented candidates with top niche organizations and offers free resume postings to qualified bilingual professionals.
www.Job-Hunt.org is one of the original Web employment portals. It has over 5,000 links to job search resources both by state within the U.S. as well as by industry/specialty (including those highlighted here on Career Voyages) as well as over 50 articles on the subject of online job search.
- State Job Banks
You can find a great selection of jobs at individual state job banks. Click the link above to find your state.
There are a variety of student employment opportunities in the Federal Government. Learn how to apply for jobs, build your resume, or find an ideal job.
Search the official job site of the United States Federal Government. This is your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
- U.S. Dept of Defense (DoD) - Civilian Job Opportunities
The Department of Defense -- the largest U.S. employer -- offers many thousands of rewarding and challenging jobs, in hundreds of different fields, as a service member or as a civilian, throughout the United States and around the world.
Tools for Career Advisors
Join CareerHero for free and start networking with mentors and companies. Watch career videos, find internships, and explore careers.
Connect to relevant links, resources, and community services. Locate public workforce services, explore alternative career paths, compare salary data, get resume writing tips and job interviewing strategies, and more!
- Career Exploration
Use this tool to identify a client's career needs and learn how components of CareerOneStop can help meet those needs.
- Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)
CIDS are computer-based systems that organize, analyze and deliver national, state and local information to individuals who are exploring careers or seeking employment.
- Career Resource Library
Visit this vast library with over 5,000 links to Career Resources, including relocation and cost of living information, career videos, job search tips, and more.
- Cost of Living and Demographic Information
Help estimate salary requirements by comparing cost of living for cities across the nation.
- Educator's Reference Desk
Use this personalized service to find a variety of services and products available on a broad range of education-related issues.
- Federal Assistance for Workforce Development Professionals
Find information on rapid response, peer networks, grant writing, job placement resources, and conferences.
- Federal Student Aid for Counselors
If you are a middle school, high school or TRIO Counselor, this is your source for information on federal student aid for college and career school.
- Metro Wages
Compare the wages for an occupation between up to ten different local metropolitan areas.
- Minimum Wage Laws in the States
Choose any state or jurisdiction to find out about applicable minimum wage laws.
People get people jobs! This site is a networking resource that includes: informative lessons and videos, a notebook to store contact and event information, and a volunteer database filled with professionals ready to support your job search.
- National PTA
"National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children."
PTA Goes to Work can help you make sense of the often overwhelming amount of information that is available regarding career planning and job training.
- National Resume Writers' Association (NRWA)
The NRWA is a not-for-profit, member-driven organization and their web site includes a database of professional resume writing consultants who provide, for a fee, personalized attention and assistance in writing resumes.
- Nontraditional Careers
The purpose of this site is to provide you with information and links to other sites about the subject of Nontraditional Careers and Occupations.
- Resume Tutorial
Learn how to create an effective resume in a step-by-step approach.
- Sample Resumes
In this site, you will find hundreds of sample resumes, helping you to write a resume in the appropriate format.
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
An ever-expanding resource center for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and medicine.
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