Career Exploration Websites
O*NET Resource Center
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, O*NET’s exhaustive database of occupational information features an interactive application for exploring and searching careers. There are also various Career Exploration Tools for job seekers looking to find or change careers.
Within O*NET, you will find the following helpful sites:
- www.mynextmove.org: Do you know the type of job in which you are interested? If not, will you know it when you see it? Or, are you not really sure at all? My Next Move is specifically designed to help you determine the right career for you and to help you find a job you think you’ll enjoy.
- www.myskillsmyfuture.org: Do you already have skills that you would like to put to use for a new job or career? You’ll be asked questions about your current job(s) and you will get suggestions for other ways to use your skills.
Gateway to Careers
This site includes sections on: Assess Yourself, Explore Careers, Create a Plan and Set Goals, Expand Skills, Find a Job, and Manage Your Career, all of which feature exercises and tips. There is a national Job Seeker Guide website as well as some state-specific sites. The site is hosted by the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services National Collaboration.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook'
Explore careers by job title and learn what each profession does, what the work environment is like, how to get into the field, what the pay is, what the job outlook is, and a list of similar occupations. There is also state and area data to explore resources for employment and wages by geographic area.