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Useful Websites - Career

Career Information on the Internet

 CAREER GUIDANCE AND PLANNING

Not sure of which career to pursue? The following websites will allow you to match your interests with your vocation as you explore different career options.

Career Development eManual http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/
The Career Development eManual for the University of Waterloo helps you determine your life plan, guiding you from “Self-AssessmentEall the way to “Work.Elt/P>

Career Key http://www.careerkey.org/english/
Take this online, multiple choice, career-determining test to learn which careers are best for you.

Mapping Your Future http://mapping-your-future.org/
Covers choosing a career, selecting a school, and paying for higher education.

Princeton Review Career Quiz
http://www.review.com/career/careerquizhome.cfm
The Princeton Review Career Quiz analyses your skills and interests and attempts to steer you toward a career.  You must register (free) for full quiz results.

OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION

Want more information about a specific job or occupation?  The following websites will provide information on a variety of careers.

CareerOneStop http://www.acinet.org/acinet/
This website is useful for rankings, providing lists of the fasting growing companies, occupations with the largest employment, the highest paying occupations, occupations with the most openings, and much more.

California Occupational Guides
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/
Over 300 information sheets on a variety of occupations.  Each sheet provides information on job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training.

Exploring Occupations
http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html
The University of Manitoba provides numerous links to useful occupation-specific sites.

Jobstar Central Guides for Specific Careers
http://jobstar.org/tools/career/spec-car.cfm
An alphabetical listing of career guides. 

Michigan Occupational Information System ECareers by Cluster http://www.mois.org/clusters.html
Includes information on hundreds of careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco/
The first choice for government information on a variety of careers.  Includes the skills needed for specific occupations, the job outlook, salary and wage information, etc.

O*Net Online http://online.onetcenter.org/
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

COMPANY AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION

 Annual Reports http://www.annualreports.com 

A  collection of hundreds of annual reports and 10k reports of companies trade in the U.S. stock exchanges.

Career Guide to Industries http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/
Provides 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.

Edgar Database of Corporate Information
http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm
Contains most of the information from the “Annual Report to ShareholdersEthat domestic public companies are required to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fortune 500 http://www.fortune500s.net/
This site contains information about Fortune 500 companies, with links to company Websites.  A large number of the company Websites include employment opportunities. The website also includes the top global 500 companies, America's most admired companies, the 100 fastest growing companies, and the best companies to work for.

Hoover’s Online http://www.hoovers.com/
Provides extensive company information.

Industry Research Desk
http://www.virtualpet.com/industry/rdindex2.htm
This site explores specific industries and companies.

FINDING A JOB OR INTERNSHIP

BestJobsUSA.com http://www.bestjobsusa.com/index-jsk-ie.asp
In addition to listing available jobs, this site provides information on the best places to live and work, job fairs, corporate profiles, and the best employers.

CareerMosaic http://www.careermosaic.com
Provides extensive job hunting and career information.  You can also choose a company and check their available positions.

Hotjobs http://www.hotjobs.com/
Job seekers can search by job category, company, or location.

Internjobs.com http://www.internjobs.com/
A national database of internships for students and recent graduates.

Internship Programs.com http://internships.wetfeet.com/home.asp
Users can search the extensive database of internships or post a resume to employers.

JobBankUS http://www.jobbankusa.com/
This website's extensive services includes job searching, resume searching and posting, career fairs, relocation tools, and information on resume writing.

Monster http://www.monster.com/
An enormous database of job listings, searchable by geographic location, industry, contract jobs, or keywords.  You can also post your resume.

Myjobsearch.com http://www.myjobsearch.com/
Covers the job search from beginning to end, providing information on career planning, resumes, networking, interviewing, negotiating, and relocation.

Orange County Job Openings http://ocjobs.ocgov.com/Virtualjobapp/
Internships and jobs available with Orange County.

Riley Guide:  Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
http://www.rileyguide.com
The definitive resource for job hunters.

Summer Jobs.com http://www.summerjobs.com/
Provides worldwide job search capabilities as well as success stories and career links.

What Color is Your Parachute? JobHuntersBible.com
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/
Written and updated by Richard Bolles, author of the job hunting guidebook, What Color is Your Parachute?, this site provides excellent advice and resources in three major sections:  job listings; resumes; and career counseling. 

SALARY AND WAGE INFORMATION

Salary.com http://www.salary.com/
Provides salary information for thousands of jobs, including data by zip code and local areas.

SalaryExpert http://www.salaryexpert.com
Provides information on different occupations and salary information nationally and by region.

Wageweb http://www.wageweb.com
Current data on 160 positions within human resources, administration, finance, information management, engineering, health care, sales, and management.

RESUMES, COVER LETTERS, AND INTERVIEWING

200 Letters for Job Hunters http://www.careerlab.com/letters/
Includes information on how to apply for different types of jobs.

Cover Letters and Other Correspondence
http://www.career.vt.edu/JOBSEARC/coversamples.htm
A basic "how to" guide on writing a cover letter.

The DamGood Resume http://wwwdamngood.com/

Provides resume advice, resume samples, cover letter help and job search tips.

Hot Tips on Resume Writing
http://www.damngood.com/jobseekers/tips.html
General practical information on crafting an effective resume.

Jobstar Central's Resumes
http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/index.cfm
Covers how to write a resume and cover letter; includes samples.

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Compiled and updated by Deb Richey