Ability & Interest
Tests | Career Guides | Resumes & Cover Letters | Salaries
Ability & Interest Tests
Created by Lawrence K. Jones, a professor in the College
of Education and Psychology at North Carolina State University,
where he specializes in the areas of school counseling and career
counseling and development.
College Board Online
Provides a Career Questionnaire, which helps to match one’s
interests with possible careers.
Test Center: MSP, HSPE and SAT |
Online tutors help you prepare for your standardized tests: MSP, HSPE and SAT.
Testing and Education Reference Center |
Test preparation (eBooks and interactive practice for civil service, military, and academic admissions exams), school search, career exploration tools, and Resume builder.
Universal Class |
Online continuing education courses, covering a wide range of subjects.
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This United States Department of Labor site gives information
on what occupations are growing the fastest, how much different
jobs pay, how much training a job needs, how to help in finding
a job; it even has online career videos.
This site, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, allows
students to investigate a career by selecting a school subject
they enjoy, such as Music/Arts, Science, Math, PE/Outdoors, Social
Studies and Reading. The site is easy to browse (very little scrolling)
and provides a great deal of basic information.
Business & Company Resource Center |
Company profiles and histories, industry news, brand information, rankings, investment reports, chronologies and magazine articles. Includes content from Predicasts PROMT.
Written by Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D, a professor in the college
of education at North Carolina State University, site provides
a detailed analysis of a student’s interests, abilities, etc.
to help her determine suitable careers and then provides detailed
information about chosen careers.
Dick Bolles’ guide to careers and job hunting on the Internet
is a companion to the book, What Color is Your Parachute?.
Filled with information about training and education, earnings,
work environment and job outlooks. Includes a well-organized and
annotated guide to Internet sites.
Career Guide Online
Provided by the joint offices of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine
Corps and Coast Guard, this site includes 152 occupations in the
U.S. Armed Forces. They are divided between those obtainable by
enlisted men and women and those obtainable by officers. Search
by keywords that describe something you are curious about, like
helicopters, or by occupational area or specific job title.
Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition
This site, from the U.S. Department of Labor, allows searching for
occupations by keywords, general subject headings or an A-Z index.
Although designed for adults, each entry includes a description
of the work, training required, outlook for future and more.
10 Skills & Knowledge in Demand
Work Source Washington tells you the Top Ten things you need to
know how to do to get a job in a fast growing field in your area.
This Washington State government Web site provides information on
jobs - from average wage information to job training and education.
Check out the Career Assessment Tool located within the Career Center.
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Resumes & Cover Letters
A site created by the wonderful librarians of the Bay Area
Library & Information System, provides tips and examples of
resumes and cover letters plus other useful links to career information.
Information about Cover Letters & Resume
Offers tips on resume writing and cover letter writing. Includes sample resumes and links to electronic resume banks. Provided by the Western State College of Colorado.
Resume building software, sample cover letters and resumes, and
job seeking tips & advice. Access is paid for by KCLS,
but registration is required.
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Sponsored by the Center for Mobility Resources, which maintains
cost of living information for 450 cities in the U.S. Just
plug in your current location and income, type where you are going
and hit "calculate."
Labor and occupation forecasts from the U.S. Federal Government,
including salary information and job descirptions.
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