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FFL100 - First Year Experience - Pothier-Hill: Career Research

Selected Web Sites

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.

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.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Information that is important to know when you are thinking about a particular career includes:

  • the training and education needed.
  • earnings.
  • 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