Resources Page

Self Assessment

16 Personalities

This site provides a “personality” (or preference) assessment that returns a 4-letter code similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Users will answer questions and be provided with detailed free information about their type with the option to explore all 16 types. There is a strong “Our Theory” page that describes how the assessment was created and where to go for additional information.

Assessmant.com (MAPP)

The MAPP is an interest survey designed by the International Assessment Network in Minneapolis, MN. A free sample MAPP Career Analysis is provided to help individuals identify their preferences for working with people or things, and other job characteristics; it also suggests some occupations that match these preferences. The resulting report is sent to the user via e-mail, outlining his or her “natural motivations and talent for work” and matching these to five occupational descriptions from O*NET.

CareerOneStop Self Assessment Pages

This site has free online self-assessments for interests, skills, and work values. Users who take the assessments can print and/or save their results and compare with occupational information.

CDDQ

These instruments will help individuals identify their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job, and their abilities in order to explore those occupations that relate most closely to those attributes.

O*Net Career Exploration Tools

These instruments will help individuals identify their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job, and their abilities in order to explore those occupations that relate most closely to those attributes.

O*Net Interest Profiler

The O*Net Interest Profiler is an assessment of client interests based on Holland’s theory (RIASEC). This page has direct links to the four forms of the interest profiler including a 60-question web-based version, a 30-question mobile-friendly version, a paper and pencil hand-scored version, and downloadable software. A Spanish Language version of the online assessment can be found at http://www.miproximopaso.org/explore/ip

Work Importance Profiler

What's important to you in a job? Discover how much you value achievement, independence, recognition, relationships, support, and working conditions in a job. Get a list of jobs that reflect your values.

General Occupational Information Links

CareerOneStop

From exploration and self-assessment, to educational options and information, to occupational information, to salary and economic trend data, CareerOneStop is a comprehensive website with resources and tools for any stage of the career development process. The site contains quality and up-to-date information as well as a searchable directory of American One Stop Centers for clients to find local career development assistance.

Careers.ORG

Careers.Org is a source for employment, job search and career education information across the world. It includes detailed information about over 1000 occupations, including wages, skills, and links to corresponding college programs and career, job and educational resources for states, cities, and counties in the United States, as well as Canadian Provinces and international countries.

Gladeo.org

Gladeo is an inclusive, next-generation career navigation platform for the future of work. It aims to build a more inclusive, equitable and prepared workforce of the future by providing high-quality, culturally-responsive career guidance to anyone, anywhere.  The Gladeo platform uses videos, storytelling, an extensive digital library of informational interviews, as well as data-driven, personalized education and resource recommendations to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge that is crucial for successful career development.

O*NET Online

This site contains both summary and detailed information on occupations in the US economy as well as the ability to search for information by various criteria such as job family, industry, skills, knowledge, interests, green jobs, bright outlook occupations, and several others. It is produced by the federal government, is updated frequently, and contains state and national wage information, occupational projections, related occupations and opportunities for more information from professional and trade associations. It is considered to be the basic occupational information for various other websites and career guidance systems.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is the “go to site” for comprehensive information on occupations and their requirements. Occupational information can be search by several criteria such as wages, education level, training, and job growth. It is updated and produced every two years by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official agency responsible for collecting and analyzing occupational information.

Whatforwork

Whatforwork is the only online library of real job descriptions written by the professionals in those roles. It is meant to provide an honest perspective into what various jobs are really like.

Education Topics

Alison

The site offers more than 750 courses in such areas as personal development and soft skills, business and enterprise, digital literacy and financial and economic literacy. There is even a course to assist in selecting a career path.

America’s Job Centers

A center in your location may be able to provide career related training. Search by zip code and distance to find the center nearest you.

EdX

EdX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners globally. Nearly 1000 courses are available so include many specifically related to career development.

Free-Ed.Net

This site contains numerous courses that may help your clients sharpen their skills. The site's focus is life-long learning.

GCF Learn Free

From the makers of Microsoft tutorials, you can access almost 200 online, self-paced tutorials in math, career, reading, everyday life. You don’t need to register to access the courses, but if you do register, the site will keep a record of your learning for you. Tutorials on job search, career planning, and workplace skills may be most useful.

Kahn Academy

This site contains hundreds of self-paced courses primarily in math, but also in economics, science and engineering, coding, college admissions, and test preparation.

Literacy Information and Communication System

Through the LINCS find self-paced online courses, and searchable resources you can find training in such areas as adult basic education, family literacy, adult secondary education, computer literacy, and others.

MIT Open Courseware

This site makes available virtually all MIT course content. It is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Senior Core of Retired Executives

You can find business related courses and webinars to help start and maintain a business.

Udemy

On this site your will find many short courses in the areas of business, careers, technology, academics, marketing, lifestyle, health, etc. Type in a course topic in the search window and sort by price (free) to find what is available. Overall, the site claims to have 42,000 courses.

US Small Business Administration

Click on the Learning Center tab to see several courses on starting a business, government contracting, finance a business, marketing, and managing a business.

Job Search

Resume Writing

Career Directors International

The blog on this site contains resources for career professionals and job seekers. Some free professional development and resume writing tips are offered. 

Emerald Career Publishing

Contains helpful article and resume writing tips for the career development professional. Examples topics are a resume checklist and resume verbs. There are some extra newsletters from the Career Planning Network that could be useful.

Raw Resume

Site contains a step-by-step guide to crafting a resume.

Resume Writing Academy

This site contains resources on professional resume writing for job seekers and career industry professionals to include such tips as resume phrases, client questionnaire, verbs to use on the resume, etc.

Interviewing

50 Most Common Interview Questions

This site contains questions plus tips and resources to ace the job interview.

All Video Interview Platforms

This is a series of applications that you can use to provide opportunities to practice video interviews.

Monster Interviews

Monster provides resources for a successful interview including such items as 100 interview questions to prepare for.

My Interview Simulator

A program that delivers several interview questions and asks you to answer them as you would in an interview.

Quintessential

This sites offers dozens of articles and resources on the job interview.

The Balance

The sites contains tips for practicing the interview.

Tools for Researching Employers

Business Finder

Use the Business Finder to locate businesses that may be hiring in your field by entering a business name, industry, or occupation, and a location.

Glassdoor

Employees and former employees anonymously review companies, give pros and cons, share information about the interview and job search process and report which companies employees rate the highest. The Company Reviews tab will bring you to a section where you can search for employers and see what employees think about working there and find typical salaries.

Google Maps propinquity search

Navigate to a location on Google Maps. Use the "Search Nearby" feature to look for a type of company.

LinkedIn

Though LinkedIn has many functions, to find companies enter the company name in the search window, find a university to see where their graduates work. Another great way to find companies is to look at the “People also viewed” feature while on a company page. You can also see the people who have or do work there and network with them.

Meetup

Meetup is a site for people with all kinds of interests to find each other. Many groups are focused around particular industries and are attended by employees or hosted by employers. Joining the right Meetsups can provide the opportunity to meet people in the same field and contact prospective employers.

The Muse

You can explore the inside of top companies, and meet the people that work there. This can give you an idea of the workplace setting and the company culture.

The Public Register

You can order printed or online versions of annual reports (for free). For selected companies you can obtain corporate and financial information.

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. The site provides an opportunity to read and/or submit a review.

Job Search Instruction and Advice

AARP Work & Jobs: Job Search Page

The Job Search portion of the AARP website has articles and resources related to job search that are applicable to any individual (not just those over 55). Users can explore resources related to finding a job, unemployment, applying and interviewing, part-time jobs, and employer partnerships.

CareerOneStop Job Search Page

CareerOneStop is career development hub sponsored by the US Department of Labor. The Job Search page links out to advice, tips, and resources related to executing a successful job search.

FSU Career Center Guides

This page is full of viewable/downloadable free PDF instructional documents that are particularly informative. See the “Section VI: Opportunities” section for guides specific to job search in a variety of contexts (full time, part-time, temporary, academic, etc.).

Job-Hunt.org

This website is dedicated to helping individuals perform a “smarter” job search. Users will find articles and posts related to a variety of job search-related topics tailored toward specific audiences (e.g. career changers, those who have lost a job).

LinkedIN Official Blog- Careers Articles Page

Since its inception, LinkedIn quickly became one of the primary social media outlets used by employers, professionals, and job seekers to connect and network with one another. One special feature of LinkedIn is the Careers Articles page which contains information related to career building and job searching.

Monster Career Advice

This section of the Monster.com website is dedicated to job search tips and advice. Articles, videos, guides, and links to the Jobsessed podcast can be found here.

Quintessential Careers

This site describes itself as a “one-stop source for the latest career tools, job search tips, and expert advice” for individuals at any stage in their career.

This site is surprisingly good considering it is managed by 1 person, it seems. There are plenty of videos, blogs, and slides that career services folks can use. The resources seem to be free and there is only a single e-book for sale with one more in the making. The e-books are not pushed hard; the resources are.

ThriveYard

This is a career advice website that provides in-depth/comprehensive career articles to help jobseekers find jobs and jobholders grow and succeed in their careers. Blogs, videos and other resources are available.

Job Listing Sites

Career Jet

CareerJet is an employment search engine that provides a selection of job offerings by referencing listings from job boards and recruitment agencies and sites. CareerJet posts worldwide opportunities including listings from North America, Europe, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and the Middle East.

CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder is a job search community that allows a job seeker to store a resume online without posting it in the database. It offers the option to sign up for job alerts and provides online job search tips. Registered users can create up to five personal search profiles to track new jobs added to the database, and an e-mail message can be generated to a user when a match is discovered.

CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and a partner of the American Job Center network. This site offers a variety of resources for career exploration, training, and jobs. Specifically, the site links job seekers to state job banks, employment agencies, military options, and job fairs.

Coolworks: Jobs in Great Places

Many employers listed on CoolWorks are hospitality and guest service industry oriented – and what is considered to be “Jobs in Great Places.” There are also heaps of great outdoor adventure outfits, educational jobs, as well as conservation and environmental jobs and some internships.

Dice

Dice is the leading job site specifically for tech careers. The site allows users to search extremely specialized tech positions, opening the door to finding more niche tech jobs. Dice offers a unique feature to search for positions that are remote or require telecommuting, along with part-time, full-time, contract, and third-party postings.

Federal Internships, The Washington DC Job Source

This website page provides links to internship opportunities available in each agency or department of the Federal Government with links to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate who offer internships in their DC or home offices. A link to state, county and city jobs is also available.

Glassdoor

Glassdoor acclaims itself as one of the fastest growing job listing and recruiting websites in the Internet. The site allows users to search millions of job postings, research salaries, research interview questions, and connect to company reviews all in one place.

Idealist

Idealist is a website committed to connecting individuals who “want to do good” with opportunities that allow them to collaborate and take action. Users will find jobs, volunteer, internship, and other service opportunities/events to attend by using the search function on this site.

Indeed

Indeed is a well-known job search engine that aggregates listings from online job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages for job and internship listings. Users can search job listings by state, industry field, salary, experience level, job type, and location. Indeed accepts paid job listings directly from employers in addition to collecting online postings in one location. Create a free account for daily and weekly alerts with notifications going to your inbox.

Intern Jobs

After registering on the site, you can search for various internships for college and high school students. The site includes some tips for a successful internship and for turning the internship into a job.

Intern Queen

 The site provides an internship search engine and regular blog focused on students and recent graduates.

Intern Station

This site provides internships by category and most are international opportunities.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an online social networking site and also offers access to job postings by location, company, industry, experience level, and more. LinkedIn allows users to discover potential job opportunities based on profile preferences for free. If users want to stand out or access direct messaging to recruiters, they may pay an additional fee. LinkedIn's job postings are high quality and the social platform allows users to connect and network with contacts from organizations they find desirable.

LinkUp

LinkUp is a job search engine that searches jobs on company sites. The job postings are from small, mid-sized, and large company career sections. LinkUp claims to be the only job search engine that indexes jobs exclusively from company websites. Updated daily, the 3+ million jobs in the search engine are always current with no duplicates or job pollution.

Monster

Monster.com is one of the most recognized names in the online job search community. It offers a variety of job and career resources for everyone from college students to contractors to chief executives. It also offers several industry/job field communities, including healthcare, human resources, and finance and plenty of job search extras: networking boards, job search alerts, and online resume posting.

OneDayOneJob

This website features thousands of companies and tens of thousands of entry level and intern positions. The user can browse by location or field of endeavor.

Public Service Careers

This site includes resources for public service careers including salary trends and information on graduate degrees. Also includes a job board and a database featuring profiles of public service leaders with details about their career paths

SimplyHired

This is a job search engine that searches major job boards, company pages, online classifieds, and other data sources for job and internship listings. Job seekers can search by keyword, job title, geographic region, distance, and date the listing is added. The site suggests companies users might like based on previous searches and lists the most popular industries, companies, and job types by city.

TalentZoo

TalentZoo’s slogan is “awesome jobs, great companies, and hot talent” and posts a range of advertising, marketing, design/creative, digital, and geek/web jobs. TalentZoo connects directly to Zlance, a freelancer’s forum for shorts and long-term contract assignments.

U.S.Jobs

US.jobs is operated by the Direct Employers Association in alliance with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. Users will find numerous postings placed here by employers, with links leading back to employer websites for application purposes. Sections of this site are targeted to diverse audiences.

USAJOBS

USAJobs is the federal government’s official job site with opportunities posted in mathematics, engineering, human resources, business, finance, social science, technology, science, and public health. An interesting feature of USAJobs is the ability to search worldwide within any country that is advertising a current vacancy.

WayUp

This is an internship and job site that uses your school and major to identify internships. Some resources for resume writing, cover letters, and interviewing are available.

Work for Good

The mission of Work for Good is to help purpose-driven organizations and talented professionals connect. Users can search jobs and internships by focus areas such as social responsibility or youth development, experience level, job function, and more.

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter's job search engine of over 8 million jobs allows users to apply with one-click and receive updated alerts during the entire application process. ZipRecruiter is partnered with nearly a thousand specific job boards resulting in a catalog of job listings for any job seeker.

International Job Search

BusinessCulture.org

This website offers short guides on business culture and etiquette in 31 countries in Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Europe.

Career Builder International

This online aggregator offers the latest employment opportunities in Canada, France, Germany, Greece, India, Sweden, UK and Vietnam.

Expatnetwork

This free membership-based site provides current information, products, services, jobs, and CV-hosting for individuals seeking overseas employment – regardless of home country. Members may access the quarterly Expat Living Magazine and 17 destination guides (updated daily by expat experts) free of charge, though additional destination guides are available at a fee.  

Go Abroad

This directory offers short term job postings and teaching opportunities worldwide searchable by geographic or industry preference. Some programs listed are fee-based.

Indeed Worldwide

This online aggregator offers the latest employment opportunities in 65 countries.

International Organizations Careers

Developed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, this site shares information about and openings within the United Nations System and other international organizations. Opportunities are open to US citizens only and are mostly at the experienced level. However, the “Students and Young Professionals” tab contains a comprehensive listing of internship and junior/associate level programs.

Job Rank

This international employment directory and search engine selects, ranks, and reviews worldwide top job search sites (general and targeted), recruiting agencies, and temporary staffing agencies in 200 countries. Each listing describes the site’s features and services, and whether these come free or at a fee.

Study Abroad Alumni Jobs

This free membership-based job board lists only internationally-focused full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities (both in the U.S. and abroad) that specifically require prior study abroad experience.

Transitions Abroad

This website offers a vast collection of information, programs, and resources for living, working, studying, and traveling abroad. The “Work Abroad” section provides articles, guides, and links relevant to short-term, internship, summer, volunteer, and teaching abroad opportunities.

Salary Information, Calculators and Negotiation

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Statistics on Pay and Benefits

BLS publishes information on wages, earnings, and benefits of workers in the United States. Information on National Compensation data, Wages by Area and Occupation, Earnings by Industry, and Earnings by Demographic are among the topics covered.

Educate To Career: Salary Calculator Center

This webpage contains salary data for HR professionals, career counselors, and job seekers. You can access free salary results based on college, location, and other factors.

Glassdoor

Glassdoor contains company reviews, salary reports, benefit reviews, and more. The information published on this webpage is from employees. Here, you can view the minimum, maximum, and median salaries for a variety of jobs and positions.

H1B Salary Database

This website contains indexed Labor Condition Application disclosure data from the United States Department of Labor. Information on H1-B Visa base salary, location, employment start dates, as well as case statuses can be found here.

PayScale’s Salary Negotiation Guide

This website contains information on salary research, negotiation strategy, and the negotiation process. Scripts, templates, benefits to consider, and facts about salary negotiation are included to assist in the negotiation process.

Salary.com

Utilize the “What’s my worth?” calculator to determine average pay for your position, as well as cost of living in specific locations. There are also informational blogs on the webpage about asking for a raise, turning down job offers, and other career-related topics.

Successful Job Offer Negotiation from CollegeGrad

Several articles concerning negotiation, evaluating offer and benefit packages, giving notice, and other topics can be accessed via this webpage. CollegeGrad also has sections on resumes, jobs, interviewing, and job searching.

Social Media

Academia.edu

Academia.edu is a social platform and knowledge-sharing site for individuals in academic and research arenas. Users can create profiles and post/share their papers with other academics to network and get feedback. Users can also follow other users and be followed to stay up-to-date with posts and search the built-in job board for academic positions.

 Facebook 

Facebook can be used for branding, creating and engaging in groups, and communicating information about organizations and employment opportunities. Users can follow organizations of interest to learn about opportunities and become familiar with important current events and organizational culture information. Facebook also has a job board feature at www.facebook.jobs/

 LinkedIN 

LinkedIn allows users to create a profile that acts as an online resume with options to describe experiences, skills, qualities, and showcase work samples. Users can follow organization pages, connect with professional networking contacts, search for jobs (there is a student job database in addition to the primary job database), find university alumni, join groups to participate in discussions, read articles authored by industry professionals, and more.

 Twitter

Twitter can be used to learn about organizations, explore employment opportunities, and network.Users can post short lines of text (“tweets”) that may contain messaging about their personal brand, link to helpful resources (videos, websites, articles, blogs) consistent with their career interests and goals, and communicate with others. Users can follow organizations or individuals to have the tweets of others automatically come up in their personal newsfeed or in notifications. Employers may post links to jobs which may give users quick access to opportunities.

 

 

Videos

Career OneStop Videos

These videos show the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The videos are being updated and are also available in Spanish, and include some industry videos, occupations by educational level and definitions of various O*NET skills and abilities of interest to employers.

Careers Out There

The site contain videos of interview with persons in selected careers.

Dr.Kit

This site houses more than 300 videos organized into 17 different clusters. These are “home made” movies in that Dr. Kit himself and some of his followers have contributed to the site.

Jobs Made Real

The website features thousands of videos of people doing their jobs and provides statistical data on job forecast and career information. The website (made by teens, for teens) is educational in nature, while also engaging with elements of entertainment. One interesting feature is the ability to sort videos by various criteria including interests.

This site contains videos and information on careers for kids, grades K-5, teens, grades 6-8, teachers and parents.

Know It All

This site, created by South Carolina Educational Television, features an assortment of media content for K-12. It contain career and educational videos, audio files, and other educational offerings.

NACHO

This sites focuses on videos that are related to college degrees. The site also has videos on several participating universities and helpful hints like how many schools should you apply to, how to get along with your roommate, etc.

Real Talk

Over 600 of the best stories, tips and advice from young people across Canada and the U.S. have been “crowdsourced” to help young people find careers they will love. Each career story starts with “In high school, I wanted to be...”

Watch Know Learn

This site has numerous videos in a variety of areas to include nearly 600 in various career paths and how to find a job.

 

Special Populations

Clients With Disabilities 

Charting the Course: Supporting the Career Development of Youth with Disabilities

This Guide brings together effective techniques from both educational and workforce systems in an effort to foster a different way of thinking to support young people. It is intended to help practitioners, administrators, and policymakers in secondary and postsecondary education programs, transition programs, One-Stop Career Centers, youth employment programs, and community rehabilitation programs to improve services and outcomes for youth, ages 14 to 25, with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning disabilities.

Colleges with Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities

Almost all colleges and universities provide some level of services and/or accommodations for learning disabled students, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The colleges and universities listed go a step further…they offer programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.

DO IT - Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology

This website provides education and technology related information to empower education attainment and employment for persons with a disability. Resources are focused for both the person with a disability and the person/people supporting or potentially employing that person.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This website can be used by job seekers, employees, and employers to learn more about accommodations in the workplace. Sections include A – Z of Disabilities, an Accommodations search and general resources. There is also an Accommodation and Compliance series which not only provides facts about disabilities but also accommodation ideas for the workplace and example scenarios. JAN resources are also available in Spanish.

Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities (LEAD)

This website is produced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Documents explaining Schedule A are available for applicants with disabilities, hiring managers, and human resources professionals.

Lime Connect

Students with disabilities are able to create a free account on the Lime Connect website. This not for profit organization links students with disabilities to scholarships, internships, and full time employment with their global corporate partners. Educators are able to sign up for a free Friends of Lime Connect account, where they will receive updates from Lime Connect as well as webinars focusing on career development for individuals with disabilities.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

This website, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides information on more than 45 topics related to the job search process for individuals with disabilities. Topics range from accessible technology to preparing youth with disabilities for their career development. Policy updates, events, and additional resources are also available.

Skills to Pay the Bills Video Series

A collection of short videos created by the U.S. Department of Labor highlighting the importance of soft skills in the workplace. Topics covered include enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, professionalism and networking.

The Center for Universal Design in Education

This site provides in-depth information, specific to educators, about Universal Design. It includes the process, principles and applications. Universal Design checklists are provided for a multitude of areas such as instruction, distance learning, and student services. Individual guides are available for career services, advising, and website accessibility.

Workforce Recruitment Program

This website provides information on the Workforce Recruitment Program, a national recruiting program that seeks out college students with disabilities for summer and full-time employment with federal sector employers. Resources, eligibility requirements and contact information are available on this website.

 Incarcerated and Ex-Offenders

Most people who are incarcerated have no or very limited to any internet access. The listed sites were selected for professionals who may be working with adults and youth who correctly are still incarcerated or recently released. Many print publications are available in book and online form for those without internet access.

CareerOneStop’s Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders

This site is part of DOL’s CareerOneStop site and has a unique section for anyone with a criminal record. It includes tips, information and resources to help search for, apply for, and begin a new job. A few of the major links include: work-ready checklist or Find State Resources, Explore Careers to Get Training and Find a Job.

Education & Career Guide for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Formerly incarcerated individuals face unique challenges in their education and employment. This guide is designed to help those people overcome these obstacles and provides resources to help them seek education or find a career.

Federal Bonding Program

The U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program in 1966 to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer. This site describes the process to access federal bonds and state-based contacts for individuals who have been incarcerated.

Kansas Reentry Guide

This site shares an example of a state based client guide to reentry based on best practices in career and reentry planning. Other states could adapt a similar resource for their adults and youth in their state applying local resource contacts. There are links to several potentially useful resources.

National HIRE Network

The National H.I.R.E. Network is not only an advocate for policy change but a training and technical assistance provider to and convener of agencies working to improve the employment prospects of people with criminal records. The Network improves correctional policies and programs to provide more educational opportunities, better job preparation and skills training, and better transitional services that will translate to increased employment opportunities for ex-prisoners returning to their communities.

National Institute of Correction and Library of Resources

This resource-rich site offers information about staff training programs related to career and workforce development, best practices in offender reentry programs and services. NIC also offers a series of eLearning courses on a range of career development topics.

Reentry TIPSHEETS for Women

The site posts resources designed to help correctional staff and other supportive stakeholders who are working with women during the pre-release planning process and during reentry to address their needs as they transition to the community. A few of the twelve topics are Career Exploration and Training, Education, Employment, Financial Literacy and Identification and Personal Records. The TIPSHEETS are an important resource for staff to use as a component of their ongoing discussions with the woman during her reentry planning process.

Reentry Employment Opportunities

This DOL site offers practitioners new ideas and tools to work with former offenders. Topics include: Improving Program Practices, including case management and mentoring; Supporting Transitions for ex-offenders, including program and job retention; Strengthening Partnerships to provide strong supportive services and seamless transitions; Ensuring Sustainability for your programs.

Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

This site outlines a curriculum developed by the DOL/ODEP (Office of Disability Employment Policy) focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Immigrants

Career Resources For Undocumented Students

Undocumented students face a special set of challenges in their career journeys. This Georgetown University site provides "how-tos", alternatives, disclosure advice, graduate school info, and more.

My Undocumented Life

 A blog that provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. The site provides information on scholarships, internships, strategies for navigating the educational system and information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more.

My Visa Jobs

This site provides some specific information on Work Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2A Visas, H-2B Visas, L1 Visas, Green Cards and Student Visas for individuals looking for jobs in the US.

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global is a national non-profit organization that provides free comprehensive training and services, online and in person, to help work-authorized, skilled immigrants and refugees to rebuild their professional careers in the U.S.

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

This site gives people an opportunity to find jobs and internships to directly serve this group.

International Students

1-Page Resource Handout for International Students

NCDA’s International Student Services Committee (ISSC) created this handout for career services professionals to share with international students. It includes major resources to support international student career development such as cultural transition, visa information, job/internship search (the U.S., home country and global), continuing education, and career transition.

NCDA ISSC’s Resources for Partnering with International Students

As a part of NCDA members’ benefits, this 40+ page comprehensive resource guide contains 1) resources for international student advising and counseling, 2) resources for employer and alumni relations, 3) U.S. employers’ guide to hiring international students, and 4) a summary of research conducted by the ISSC's research team. (NCDA member login required.)

International Student Career Development Professionals LinkedIn Group

This LinkedIn group serves as a virtual forum to support and promote interaction among a network of career development professionals serving international students in higher education. Join our LinkedIn group today to gain access to 570+ members exchanging knowledge, resources, suggestions, and feedback on projects, recent innovations, programs or best practices, and news for working with international students and employers on career development topics.


NCDA ISSC YouTube Channel for International Student Career Development (coming soon)

This upcoming new YouTube page offers short, engaging, informative videos to increase community access by sharing ISSC-led research findings, as well as other current, relevant research implications for career development professionals serving international students.

LGBTQ+

CenterLink

CenterLink's Job Board shows current job openings at LGBT community centers as well as at other organizations and institutions whose work is closely related to the needs and interests of LGBT communities.

Corporate Equality Index (Human Right’s Campaign)

The Human Rights Campaign is also the publisher of the Corporate Equality Index. This index "provides a simple way to evaluate whether America's biggest employers are treating their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and consumers equitably." The index is based on a 10-point system that rates corporate policies and actions toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

Human Right’s Campaign

The website is a a source of information on workplace and corporate attitudes and policies surrounding sexual orientation.  Includes links to information about employee groups, organizations and companies offering domestic partnership benefits, and legal and discrimination policies. It also a bibliography of career related issues.

Lamda Legal

Lamda Legal is a national LGBT civil rights organization. The web site includes information about workplace discrimination cases of potential interest to your students and clients.

LGBT Career Resources

This site includes multiple resources geared towards careers for LGBTQ students and allies including information about  laws, leadership, employment, and work success.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

The site is created as a business advocate for LGBT owned and friendly businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and corporations. It provides information, ways to connect, and tools for LGBT business owners.

Out Professionals

This website includes a listing of LGBTQ professional networking opportunities and a job board for those looking to advance or make a career transition.

Minorities

Dartmouth College-Center For Professional Development

A comprehensive site that explores career and professional development. This site covers many diversity populations and information on internships, entry level positions, fellowships/research, programs, professional organizations, scholarships and undocumented student career concerns.

Diversity

This website encourages diverse professionals to connect with employers seeking to improve the diversity of their work place. The basic profile is available to applicants at no cost.

Diversity Employers

A dedicated career and self-development site where information and tools are provided to specifically for African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women. The goal of the site is to provide visitors with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to diversity at their workplace. See also IM Diversity

Employ Diversity

Connecting candidates with companies that are committed to diversity and inclusion. This site helps candidates find jobs, internships, and helps candidates get informed on the latest career information.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency

Offers some recorded webinars and publications that could be of use to minority students and clients.

New Workers and Millennials

After College

This site includes a job board geared specifically to entry-level positions. You can search by academic major and graduation date.

Lindsey Pollak: Millennial Workplace Expert

Lindsey Pollak’s website contains a frequently updated blog with topics relevant to recent graduates and young alumni.

Work It Daily

The blogs on this site tend to focus on new employee tips and suggestions.

YouTern

This site is focused specifically on internships and “young careerists.”  YouTern also has a blog and weekly Twitter chat.

Older Workers

NOTE: Older clients may be looking for new employment or a new direction in life. While this list offers some job resources and advice for employment, it also includes resources for those who are more interested in finding a new opportunity to engage in life and career.

AARP Work & Jobs

This is a collection of articles, videos, and tools covering various topics in work and employment for older people. Issues discussed include discrimination, career change, retirement, and starting your own business. While looking at these resources, check out the AARP Employer Pledge of employers who recognize the value of the more experienced worker and actively recruit and hire older workers.

Encore Careers

This site encourages older persons to pursue second careers to provide personal fulfillment doing paid work while providing a service to their community. There are resources, a toolkit, the Encore Career Handbook, and examples, suggestions, fellowships, and an extensive network of like-minded individuals who are now interested in making a change in a way that serves society and others.

Life Reimagined

The user will have an opportunity to create a Life Map, and develop their own purpose statement for life and career. Additional resources are available free to use as you recharge your body and soul as well as move toward loving what you do.

Retired Brains

This is an independent job and information resource for boomers, retirees, and people planning their retirement. The site contains information and resources to find a job, start your own business, volunteer, find a retirement community, travel, and a variety of other resources.

Seniors4Hire

Senior4Hire is an online job board for job seekers 50 and over who are looking for work or other ways to earn money.

Workforce 50

The older workforce can find sections on career and education, jobs, book reviews, and career stories.

Veterans/Military/Military Spouses

American Corporate Partners

ACP’s Mentoring Program connects post-9/11 veterans with corporate professional mentors for yearlong mentorships. ACP assists veterans on their path towards fulfilling, long-term careers, whether the veteran is job searching or newly employed. Mentors assist with areas including resume preparation, career exploration, leadership development, career advancement and networking.

Career OneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center

One-stop website providing resources to help with employment, training and financial help after military service. Functions as a high-level portal for very basic information on job-search, post-service education, veteran benefits and local/community resources.

G.I. Jobs

Designed for transitioning service members, G.I. Jobs features articles, tips and online tools to help transitioning military explore different career and post-secondary education options. Publishes a monthly print and digital magazine.

Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes offers service members, veterans and their spouses transition workshops, career coaching and employment preparation counseling. In addition to free resume and coaching services the website features resources including a list of vocational training programs, workshop dates and locations and job board.

My Next Move for Veterans

Interactive tool designed to help veterans who are current job seekers learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

My Perfect Resume

This page of this website is dedicated to sites, services, and resources that support current and former military personnel and their families. Along with job search advice and resources it also lists information for employers who want to hire veterans, information on pay rates and employment verification, and employment and financial rights for reservists called to active duty.

O*Net Military Crosswalk

This website translates military career fields from all service branches into an equivalent civilian occupation. It provides details on potential job titles/roles as well as the skills required for comparable civilian employment.

Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The IVMF delivers unique and innovative programs in career, vocations, and entrepreneurship education and training to post 9/11 veterans and active duty military spouses, as well as tailored programs to all veterans. Programs include Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Boots to Business seminars, Onward to Opportunity and the Veteran Career Transition Program. The site also features local community outreach efforts servicing veterans and current policy research in the field of veteran transition and employment.

United States Department of Labor VETS

Provides a variety of resources for veterans and family members including: curriculum and training materials from the official Transition Assistance Program (TAP), apprenticeship occupations and career listings, information on employment rights, resources for homeless veterans and female veterans and links to local American Job Centers.

A leading job search board for transitioning military, National Guard, reservists, veterans and spouses. Features career assessment tests, career fair listings, and general career development tools including resume writing and career planning.

Volunteers

Corporation for Nation and Community Service

This site describes and offers the opportunity to apply to an number of formal volunteer programs such as Americorps VISTA, Americorps State and national, Americorps National Civilian Community Corps, Senior Corps and others.

Idealist

Search for volunteer opportunities by interest area and location. The site has many resources on volunteering including: What is volunteering? Why is volunteering important? What are the benefits of volunteering? How can I volunteer? Why assess your interests before you volunteer? Find (or create) your ideal volunteer opportunity. A volunteer's bill of rights and responsibilities. Resources for volunteers with disabilities. Volunteering = Career Development.

Peace Corps

This site describes the work and challenges of serving in the peace Corps as well as lists openings.

Points of Light

This organization is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. This site allows a person to search by location and several subject areas including animals, arts and culture, children and youth, civic and community, health, hurricane relief, public safety, technology, seniors, veterans and military families, and several others.

United Way

 Volunteer Opportunities are searched by location and skills such as Call Center/Substance Abuse/Therapy, Disaster/Emergency/Health Services, Education and Children Support, Construction, Shelter/Food Bank/Special Event Support, Volunteering Management Call Center/Substance Abuse/Therapy, Disaster/Emergency/health Services, and Volunteer Management. You can also sort by activity type and category.

Volunteer Match

Use a location and search for volunteer opportunities relating to advocacy and human rights, animals, arts and culture, children and youth, community, computers and technology, crisis support, disaster relief, education and literacy, emergency and safety, employment, environment, faith-based, health and medicine, housing and homeless, hunger, immigrants and refugees, international, justice and legal, LGBT, media and broadcasting, people with disabilities, media and broadcasting, board development, politics, and others.

Volunteer.gov

This site focuses on America's natural and cultural resources volunteer

Women

American Association of University Women: Career and Workplace

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Additional resources and information related to the carrier opportunities in cyber security, the newsroom and topical issues such as negotiating a salary raise, and being a good Mentee/Mentor are highlighted among other issues.

Career Girls

This helpful links page offers a broad list of important career and post secondary vocabulary terms useful to all youth and dozens of additional links that support career exploration in a broad range of career fields.

Code Like a Girl (CLAG)

This site provides information on career exploration and job search strategies that reflect the whole person and as women. Some topics include: Acing the Technical Interview, How I Found a Job that Makes Me Feel good as a Developer and a Person, Don’t Just Look for Mentors, Look for Sponsors. CLAG Girls offers suggestions of career exploration and exposure to careers can take the fear out of exploring careers girls may have never considered.

College Success for Women in STEM

This site lists scholarships, programs and organizations helping women bridge the STEM gender gap. Scholarship and internship information is available for each of the aspects of STEM careers. Their content navigation links shares additional resources and role models. Those exploring careers in STEM can review best careers in STEM, Challenges faced by Women I STEM, Career Map in STEM career pathways and interviews with trailblazing women in STEM careers.

FabFems

This site provides the opportunity to females to find role models from a broad range of professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Users can also register to become a role model.

Institute for Women in the Trades, Technology and Science

IWITTS helps educators nationwide close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers, such as technology, the trades and law enforcement. Visit the resources page for free resources.

National Girls Collaborative Project

This site promotes gender equity in math, science, engineering and technology. There are many activities that educators and counselors can use with younger women exploring STEM career pathways at all skill levels. Visit the publications link to access some free resources.

Stem Women

This site highlights many women in STEM careers. Their purpose is to make women in STEM more visible to the public, promote careers for women in STEM, highlight issues of gender inequality, and to address potential solutions to improve women’s participation, inclusion, leadership and recognition in STEM careers.

US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women. This site provides resources for women and counselors on a broad range of career pathways as well as issues in the workplace. Click on the resources tab to gain access to additional important information.

Women for Hire

This site provides information about a broad range of options for working from home. Adults can explore how to state a home based business, direct sales, virtual customer services as well as ways to avoid scams. The site recruit’s employers to recruit and hire virtual employees. This site also provides background information on the benefits and challenges to being a solopreneur.

Workers In Transition

NOTE: These resources are designed to support people who are curious about making a career shift, find themselves in a work situation where downsizing or lay-offs are possible, or are currently working with career development professionals to transition from one job to another.

Career Connections

When trying to determine a new career path, it is important to understand your strengths as well as the job market.

My Skills My Future

This website is dedicated for workers who are looking to shift careers with resources dedicated to matching a person’s current career with new careers that match or enable skills currently used. Wages and training options are also provided.

Skills Matcher

Rate your levels on 40 key workplace skills. Skills Matcher will show you careers that match your ratings.

Worker ReEmployment

This is a website for workers who have experienced a recent lay-off. Resources are dedicated to helping people navigate unemployment benefits, job search, and resources for housing, child-care, and other needs while unemployed.

Youth, Teens & Young Adults 

21Century Skills

Thirteen YouTube videos from the Dept of Labor on soft skills, including "Skills to Pay the Bills".

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) K12

This simplified version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) features games and quizzes, student resources such as career information, resources for teachers such as classroom activities, an interactive timeline of the history of BLS and other resources.

California CareerZone

This is a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students in California and New York; it can be used by others. The Make Money Choices section is an introduction to the concept of how much money is needed for life after high school.

CareerShip

CareerShip® is an online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students. It is a product of Mapping Your Future, a public-service web site providing free career, college, financial aid, and money management information and services.

Career Development Resources K-8

Four pages of links and descriptions, marked as appropriate grades: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

GetMyFuture

This website has information, tools, and links to resources to help anyone age 16 to 24 make a training plan. Information in Spanish is also available. The site is based on actions such as find a career I like, finish high school, get work experience, write a resume, get a job, get training, etc.

Junior Achievement

JA brings volunteers from the community into the classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship that can inspire students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

Kids.gov

Kids.gov was the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. While it linked kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, the page was merged into the usa.gov site. The career videos are still there.

March 2 Success

March 2 Success is a free website sponsored by the U.S. Army and provides access to online study materials to help improve scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, college entrance exams including the SAT and ACT, military entrance exam (ASVAB) and others. The program is free and completely confidential. Users will not be contacted by Army recruiters unless that contact is specifically requested.

Virginia View Career Town

Includes career and occupation related games for elementary school students with resources for parents and professional.

What Can I Do With a Major In...?

This site links college majors to occupations. It also include a video library, salary calculator and information on the major industries in the US economy.

YouthRules! Preparing the 21st Century Workforce

YouthRules! is an initiative to increase public awareness of Federal and State rules concerning young workers. Through the YouthRules! initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor and its partners seek to promote positive and safe work experiences that help prepare young workers in the 21st Century workforce. Content on the site includes know the rules, find support, news and resources, and teen work stories.

 

NCDA

These resources can also be found on National Career Development Association website at NCDA.org