Resources and Websites for Careers & Employment
- 30+ Websites to Visit When You're Laid Off: If you're comfortable with social networking and Web 2.0 services, this blog by Mashable.com post provides a great list of resources.
- Comparison of Free Online Resume Building Tools
Job and Employment Scams Resources
- Rip off report: a worldwide consumer reporting website & publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file & document complaints about companies or individuals who rip off consumers
- Delivering Trust: US Postal Service website offering education and fraud prevention
Career guidance information
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.
- O*Net Online: Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Career Development Process
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
- Occupational Outlook Quarterly (OOQ): The OOQ is published quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This print and online magazine features articles with practical information on jobs and careers.
- Occupational data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- CareerOneStop: Short-Term Training Finder - searchable directory that lists training programs ranging from less than a year up to two years in length.
- CareerOneStop: Training and Education Center - Free resource for information on degree programs, specialty training opportunities, financial aid, certification and accreditation, and licensing for the various states.
- College Navigator: National Center for Educational Statistics contains research tools that allow access to information on more than 9,000 colleges, universities, and postsecondary vocational and technical schools in the U.S.
- Distance Education and Training Council: DETC is a nonprofit educational association that sponsors a nationally recognized accrediting agency for distance education programs
- Peterson's Guides to colleges provides this free searchable resource for information on a variety of training and education programs, including undergraduate and graduate programs, professional schools, and distance education programs.
- USNews.com: Education Website focus on college, community college, graduate school, e-learning, and financial aid, and each is filled with quality news, information, and resources. USNews.com also lists the annual rankings of colleges and graduate schools.
Financial Aid Information
- Federal Student Aid: U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs.
- Sallie Mae: Plan for College - Free site allows students and parents to learn about ways to pay for college, guides them through loan, scholarship, and financial aid applications, and offers instruction in managing their debt afterwards.
Apprenticeships and Other Alternative Training Opportunities
- CareerOneStop: Apprenticeship: CareerOneStop will connect you to apprenticeship resources on the Department of Labor website, including links to apprenticeship programs in all states and registered programs within states you can explore.
- CareerOneStop: Certification: Certifications are examinations that test or enhance your knowledge, experience, or skills in an occupation or profession
- The Corporation for National and Community Service: This entity has three initiatives that are AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and the Senior Corps, but it also supports other initiatives such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
- The Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR) This international organization serves those entities or individuals involved in the licensure, non-voluntary certification, or registration of the hundreds of regulated occupations and professions. Individuals will appreciate the extensive links to these many organizations under the Regulatory Directory link in the left margin. These are divided by geographic region (North America, Europe, and Australasia), and the North American Directory of Regulatory Boards and Colleges can be browsed by profession or jurisdiction.
- The Job Corps: Job Corps is the nation’s largest residential education and training program for disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 24.
- My Next Move: Careers with Registered Apprenticeships - Created by the National Center for O*Net Development for the USDOL Employment and Training Administration, This section of My Next Move lists career fields with Registered Apprenticeship programs and links to information on those programs.
- Peace Corps: Founded in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps was established to promote world peace and friendship. This site contains background information on the organization, recruiting, diversity, and reach of this volunteer service program. It is developed for audiences of various ages, including information for teens who might consider this program in the future.
- Regional Offices of Apprenticeship, US Employment and Training Administration: The Federal Office of Apprenticeship within the United States Employment and Training Administration has a presence in almost all 50 states plus many territories, and interested persons can contact the relevant state or responsible regional office for information on programs available in his or her state of residence.
- State Apprenticeship Agencies: These lists will connect you with the many states registered apprenticeship programs, with much more specific information and documents for interested individuals.
Diverse & Minority Audiences
- Black Collegian Online: This free career and job site for African-American college students offers African-American and other students of color information on careers, job opportunities, graduate and professional schools, internships, study abroad programs, and much more.
- Diversity Employers: It features free, practical feature content, expert advice, employer information resources, and other tools for identifying and applying for jobs with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce.
- Feminist Jobs and Internships, the Feminist Majority Foundation: Founded in 1987, the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and nonviolence. The jobs and internships posted here include opportunities with academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other associations that also support the FMF mission
- LatPro.com offers a searchable resume database and job postings including e-mail alerts. The site is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
- LGBT CareerLink: Operated by Out and Equal Workplace Advocates in San Francisco, LGBT CareerLink offers visitors and users the opportunity to view job opportunities from a broad variety of diversity-friendly employers, review career resources, and learn about upcoming events for the LGBT community.
- Careerbuilder – Gay Lesbian Bisexual jobs
- LGBT Center Link
- The Tribal Employment Newsletter: A nationwide job bank for Native Americans seeking professional and technical opportunities. There are numerous job listings at any time, and the listings are constantly updated. There is no registration for the site; everything is free and easily accessible.
Resources and Services for Ex-Offenders
- Career Resource Centers: An Emerging Strategy for Improving Offender Employment Outcomes: This bulletin from the National Institute of Corrections, provides a step-by-step guide for setting up a Career Resource Center in a correctional facility, a parole or probation office, or a community-based organization.
- National HIRE Network: Is a national clearinghouse for information as well as an advocate for policy change.
- The National Institute of Corrections: U. S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.
- National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University–Camden: The center, which began as the Federal Resource Center on Children of Prisoners in the 1990s, joined forces with the Family and Corrections Network in 2003 creating the oldest and largest organization to focus on the children and families of the incarcerated.
Resources and Services for Youth, Teen and Young Adults
- BLS K-12: Those who work with students will appreciate BLS K-12 and the introductory career information offered in this simplified version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).
- California CareerZone: This is a terrific career exploration and planning system designed especially for students in California, but it can be used by others to begin discusses and exploration
- Federal Internships, The Washington DC Job Source: Internship opportunities available in each agency or department of the Federal Government.
Resources for People with Disabilities
- CareerConnect, American Foundation for the Blind: This is a free resource where the blind or visually impaired can learn about the range and diversity of the jobs performed throughout the United States and Canada by other who are blind or visually impaired.
- Entry Point: This program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers students with disabilities outstanding internship opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
- GettingHired: This is a free website designed to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Hire Disability Solutions: This organization works to empower individuals with disabilities to reach their goals by providing them with the tools to succeed.
- Workplace & Employment: American Association of People with Disabilities - AAPD is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities.
"INTERNET SITES FOR CAREER PLANNING." National Career Development Association. 5 May. 2015.
The Internet: A Tool for Career Planning, (Third Edition, 2011) by Debra S. Osborn, Margaret Riley Dikel, & James P. Sampson, Jr.
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