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Career Planning Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH is an excellent starting place to search for employment information on specific occupations based on data supplied by the federal government.
America's Career Info Net
Find out about the general job market, wages and trends, skills and abilities required from specific occupations, and career information unique for your state.
Ask the Headhunter
This somewhat irreverent site maintains that most traditional information about finding and landing a job is no longer true, and it offers alternative suggestions.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program
Once a student has taken the Armed forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, this site will assist with interpretation of the results and consequent career exploration strategies.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data from the Department of Labor about the economy, including projections and regional information. Helpful for high schoolers planning majors and careers.
Career Builder
Ever changing, all encompassing site has employment tips, links to other career oriented web sites, ask the experts, and career news,
Career Fitter
CareerFitter offers an online Career Personality Assessment, which shows people the careers that best fit their personality as well as personality strengths and weaknesses. CareerFitter also offers research and secrets of how to get started and what to expect from hundreds of different careers. For fee site.
Career Key
The Career Key interest inventory assist students with identifying personality types, finding jobs that fit those types and has links to find out more about those jobs. A sections also explores how to make good career decisions. (based on Holland career clusters)
Career Onestop
Source for employment information and inspiration. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
Career Toolkits
Comprehenisve site has information about careers grouped by industry and links to schools that provide training for those careers. Site also includes advice for writing reumes and interviewing techniques.
City Town Info
Link data from 20,000 communities to information about careers - how to get trained, where the best employment opportunities are,and what the work involves.
Community Learning Network
Links to sites featuring information on careers in the arts, health and medicine, information technology and mathematics. Also has information on finding jobs, researching occupations, and writing resumes and cover letters.
From Hobby to Career
Article from the Occupation Outlook Quarterly advises you on how you can get paid for doing what you enjoy so much you'd do it for free. Download and print the entire article as a pdf file.
Get That Gig
Large site has links to internships usually more appropriate for college students and career info from individuals who are very enthusiastic about their jobs.
Illinois Job Link
Real time labor market information - hiring and salary trends, labor surpluses and shortages, and job opening average wage.
Internship Programs
This site is a data base of over 2800 programs and 200,000 positions where students can locate internships and employers can list internship opportunities.
 
 
Job Star
This site is packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? What's hot? What's not? Some sites include personal stories from folks working in the field: how did they move (or stumble) into their current work situation? What advice would they give newcomers?
Mapping Your Future
On this site you'll find information to help you plan your career, select a school & plan for your future.
Monster College
Partners with over 500 college and university career centers nationwide, Jobtrak is a source for jobs on the Internet. Over 280,000 employers have used JOBTRAK to target their full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs and internships toward college students and alumni.
Monthly Labor Review Online
Timely articles put out by the US Department of Labor on employment and career trends.
O*Net Online
Use this site to find specific occupational information and search for occupations that use your skills. Comprehensive site.
Princeton Review
Information on finding and keeping a job, cover letter, interviewing, resumes, employment trends, etc. Also has search engine for finding information on specific careers.
Quintessential Career and Job Hunting Resources Guide
This site is designed to provide as much information and resources as possible about jobs and careers for job seekers. While this site has all types of resources and links, its main focus is on helping college students find internships and employment.
The Riley Guide
These days there are many web sites that list job vacancies and post resumes. This site uses a "master control" approach and contains links to many of them.
Self Directed Search
This respected interest inventory that has been available on paper for many years can now be taken on line in about 20 minutes for $9.95.
Similar Minds
Portal to a large collection of personality and career matching sites.
Snag a Job
Look for a part time job by typing in your zip code and how far you're willing to drive to that job.
Temperament Sorter
While the traditional Keirsay Temperament Sorter is a standard for fee career counseling tool, this site also has a shorter, free version.
Ten Best Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree
From Kiplinger magazine.
Testing Room
Take for feee on-line tests to help you clarify your values, career interests, competencies and work personality. More extensive testing available for fee.
Top Ten Best Paying Jobs for Community College Grads
Article from Forbesalso includes links to best jobs, that don't require a college degree, worst college majors, best paying jobsfor women and most valuable college majors.
Vocational Information Center
This site focuses on careers that do not require a college degree.
What Color is My Parachute?
This long awaited site from career counseling guru Richard Bolles, serves as a complement to his well known book. The site has links to take an interest inventory, create a resume, find out about salaries and look for jobs.