The Internet is full of resources for career planners and job hunters that will help you to make realistic educational and career decisions. Below are some resources to help you get started!
16 Personalities: Provides a personality assessment similar to the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Answer questions based on your preferences and get free info on your “type”
Career One Stop: Offers free online assessments for interests, skills. Values as well as offers career information.
O*Net Career Exploration Tools: Free assessment of interests along with career information.
Work Importance Profiler: Examine what is important to you in a job and get a list of jobs that reflect these values.
The Career Key: This site contains a questionnaire that helps you to identify your interests, abilities and values. Based on a three-letter code results, you can research career possibilities.
General Occupational Information
Career One Stop: Comprehensive website of resources and tools for the career development process.
O*Net Online: Information on occupations in the U.S. economy. Updated often and contains state and national wage information, occupational projections, related occupations and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Comprehensive information on occupations and their requirements updated by Bureau of Labor Statistics every 2 years.
New York Career Zone: This site provides a variety of information related to careers and the career planning process. Enables one to take a quiz to identify one's Holland code and related occupations to this code.
Educational/Higher Education Resources
Transferable Skill Survey: Allows you to examine your "soft skills" used in many occupations that can be transferred from one type of work to another.
What Can I Do With a Major In...?: Provides applicable job titles, job and industry information links to many popular majors.
What Can I Do With this Major?: Go to the “Match Major Sheets” section for a listing of careers by major and links to professional associations. Petersons: https://www.petersons.com/ Provides a free searchable resource on various training and education programs including undergrad, grad, online schools, etc. Info on financial aid/scholarships....
Fin Aid: Hub for education-related financial aid resources including scholarships, fellowships, financing options, calculator tools and more.
US News.Com: Education: Articles on various educational topics related to college, grad school, applications/admissions, annual rankings of colleges/grad schools.Job/Internship Searching & Salary Info
College Grad: Good entry level job site for college students and recent grads. Additional tool on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and careers.
Glassdoor: Job listings as well as salary information, company reviews and interview questions.
Indeed: Job search engine that aggregates listings from online job boards, newspapers, associations, etc. Provides salary information as well.
Salary.com: Use calculator to determine average pay for a position, cost of living in various locations and information about negotiating salary and other career-related topics.
Career Rookie: A division of CareerBuilder, connects students and recent grads to internships, p/t jobs and entry level positions as well as career information and advice.
Company Information/Researching Employers
Vault: Search by company name, industry, location and size to learn the basic information about a company such as basic statistics, locations, competitors, name of the CEO, etc.
Better Business Bureau: Hundreds of thousands businesses in North America that have been vetted for upholding businesses standards and practices.
Payscale Salary Negotiation Guide: Advice and articles from finance experts on negotiating salary and benefits and search salaries by job titles.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: BLS publishes information of wages, earnings and benefits of workers in U.S. by area, occupations, industry and demographics.
Salary.com: Use the “what’s my worth” calculator to determine average pay for your position as well as cost of living in specific locations.
Job Search Instruction & Advice
CareerOneStop Career Page: A career development hub sponsored by the US Department of Labor. The Job Search page links out to resources related to executing a successful job search.
Monster Career Advice: This section on the Monster.com website is dedicated to job search tips and advice. Articles, videos, guides, and links to podcasts can be found here.
LinkedIn Resources: Resources and information to help get started using this valuable professional social media site.