Occupational Outlook Handbook.The user-friendly Occupational Outlook Handbook website contains a vast amount of data that allows the user to investigate:
- an occupation
- occupational clusters
- lexicon is acceptable even for weak high school readers or ESL students
- beneficial to many clients, especially those just beginning career exploration or those looking for different options. (Martha CDF class)
The Riley Guide contains various resources for those looking for job, career, and education information available through online resources.
- resume section
- job search advice
- comprehensive resource, going far beyond the normal job search information
- self-assessment tools
- networking groups
- career counselors
- resume template tools
- not crazy about the fact that 2/3 of the home page is wasted with, basically, useless information...dedicated to reviews from other organizations, basically extolling the how great the site is. (David & Bryan CDF class)
America’s Career Info Net. The site is sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, and provides a broad range of information.
- comprehensive and useful for a variety of users
- functional in providing salary and career information
- ability to search for specific jobs by state
- providing information for specific groups (veterans, displaced workers, career professionals, business users, new to the workforce)
- meeting other needs of job seekers (resume development, insurance information, etc.).
For high school students with an average reading level, this would be an excellent source for a variety of career interest information, as well as help with resume building and other employability skills. There are links to state information and training programs as well. (Ruth Ann & Andrea CDF class)
Pinterest: Can search for a WIDE variety of career topics. Here is a sample found at Colby Colleges website.
This school to career wikispace was created for the work Pam does at her high school filled with great resources. (Pam in Boomer seminar)
- information on “finding your dream job”
- getting career advice
- information on free online classes to build skills
- great career articles as well
Jobs Made Real Some of the information is dated but can give:
- good generalized look at different careers in a way that youth appreciate
- 'By Teens for Teens' and made by a teen group in California
- let's students explore jobs by their personality or career goals.
Career Zone. The comprehensive nature of the site and the extent to which information is provided is impressive. The practicality of tools offered such as:
- reference list
- cover letter
- job application tools
- providing information in different ways for a variety of audiences adds to the versatility of the tools the site offers. (Marilyn & Heather CDF class)
The National Career Development
kinds of great resources.
Florida State University Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. We liked t
hat their was information available tailored to what your purpose of looking for career related information was. We also liked the topics on the side in their “What’s New” section. (Becky and Billie Jo CDF class)
Job Hunters Bible is the official site for the book What Color is Your Parachute, by Dick Bolles.
- Left navigation was very easy to read and the topics were easy to follow - the site was very candid
- Addresses the fact that it is outdated and that they are working on it
- Author is very clear about the direction of his career and his availability
We appreciated how Mr. Bolles is directing people to social media platforms while the site is being updated. (Alisa & Corey CDF class)