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Career Web Resources
There are many Internet resources available to help with career guidance. The trick is to avoid sites that may try to sell you something, get you to enroll in a for-profit program, etc. In general, try to use websites ending in .gov, .edu, - & with a little more caution - .org. See below for some of the more reputable examples. And as always, go to the Career Guidance Center or Ask a Librarian if you need more assistance!
California Career Zone
California CareerZone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.
California Occupational Guides
Summary Guides include job description, job outlook and wages, and qualification requirements. Detailed Guide expands on everything in the Summary Guide plus benefits, licensing, education, training, links to possible employers, how to find a job, related occupations, and links to additional resources
Career One Stop – U.S. Dept. of Labor
Explore careers, industries, education & training options and much more.
Explore Career Options, Employment & Training - U.S. Dept. of Labor
Looking for a career or interested in changing careers? Find resources and online tools to help you with career decisions.
Occupational Information Network – O*Net Online
Tools for career exploration and job analysis.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Dept. of Labor
If you are looking to enter the job market, change jobs, or find information on occupations of interest, the Handbook can help. You can read about the nature of the work, education and training requirements, advancement opportunities, employment, salary, and ten-year job outlook for hundreds of occupations. The Handbook also lists related occupations and sources of additional information.
Skills Profiler - U.S. Dept. of Labor
The Skills Profiler steps you through a series of forms that allow you to identify skills and activities you have used on the job or elsewhere. This leads to a customized Skills Profile that includes a summary of identified skills and work activities, a list of occupations matched either to skills or work activities, etc.
USA Jobs - Federal Government career resources
Learn more about federal jobs - are you eligible, salaries, occupations by college major, etc. There is also a link to open job listings.
What can I do with a career in...?
Every year the U.C. Berkeley Career Center conducts a survey of the initial postgraduate activities of Bachelor's degree students. It shows "What can you do with your major? It's up to you! With careful planning, you can develop career-related skills and experiences that can prepare you for almost any job or graduate school field." Profiles 79 majors from six of the U.C. Berkeley colleges The reports detail what choices graduates made and illustrate that college majors rarely restrict their career or graduate school options.