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What do you want to do when you finish school? Some students will have a specific goal in mind, while others might not know. Either way you'll want to research different careers and learn a little about yourself to find the best fit. The links below offer a variety of tools to help you explore careers and help you figure out how your interests fit in a particular career.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides you with the training and education needed, expected earnings and job prospects, as well as what workers do on the job and working conditions for all careers. Job search tips and links to information about the job market in each state are also offered.
O'NET The Occupational Information Network
Identifies and describes important information about occupations, worker skills, and training requirements. Includes skills assessment tests that link your skills to occupations that may be a successful match. Replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
The Holland Code and How to Use It
Find out more about personality types and your personal interests, and how this information can guide you when choosing a career.
My Next Move
What do you want to do for a living? An interactive website where you can explore careers from the U.S. Department of labor.
Student Resources : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
This website allows students to explore careers based on interested. Even though it is designed for K-12 students, it is very useful for beginning undergraduates as well.
America's Career Infonet
This site contains national, state, and local labor market data, as well as extensive wages & trend information by occupation or industry.
CollegeBoard College Search
Once you have found out the required program of study needed to excel in your job field, use CollegeBoard's College MatchMaker to find out what U.S. higher education institutions offer that major matched to other desired college criteria.
University HQ - Learn How to Become...
One of the hardest parts of your career is choosing a profession and then figuring out how to get where you want to be. There are many things to factor in when deciding on a career that would best fit the kind of lifestyle you desire.
Peterson's Career Prep
Peterson's Career Prep is an interactive tool that can help you look at career interests, browse various careers, as well as provide practical help with resumes and cover letters.
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Discover careers, search for potential career options, and explore the requirements and outlooks for the occupations and the training you will need including resume, cover letter, and interview advice.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information that is important to know when you are thinking about a particular career includes:
- the training and education needed.
- expected job prospects.
- what workers do on the job.
- working conditions.
A great source, one that is always up-to-date and reliable, is the Occupational Outlook Handbook, created by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is available for free on the Internet and also in book form in the library. This source gives you information about all the above topics and more
Using the Occupational Outlook Handbook