Career Planning Resources

Jobseeker Resource Guide

Career Planning Resources:

JobNow™ consists of a unique suite of resources for job seekers, including access to trained career experts who provide live, one-to-one assistance. JobNow™ services include: templates, on-demand tutorials, helpful links and tips, live interview coaching, resume lab, live career assistance, eParachute, Optimal Resume, and the Adult Learning Center. The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to adult learners through test preparation (including the TASC and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and a comprehensive academic skills center featuring live, online tutors. JobNow™ resources are available 24/7. Live services are available from 2pm-11pm; 7 days/week. Available from home. Funded by the Finger Lakes Library System with help from the Friends of Tompkins County Public Library and the NYS Adult Literacy Library Services Program.

America’s Career InfoNet Toolkit – Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, and other career resources from Career One Stop. Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

College Navigator – Search for higher education opportunities in your area with this customizable search tool. Provided by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics.

Mapping Your Future – This site, geared towards students, contains resources for you to explore a career, prepare for college, and learn about financial aid opportunities.

mySkills, myFuture – Explore new career options based on the skills you’ve used in a past job. You can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs. Affiliated with Career One Stop.

NYS CareerZone – Find job titles closely related to your current job. Click on a job title from any of 6 major categories, and scroll to the bottom to find other job titles that employ similar skills and interests. Provided by the NYS Dept. of Labor.

NYS JobZone – JobZone provides information on 900 occupations matched with the latest labor market information from the NYS Dept. of Labor.

O*NET OnLine – This career exploration database is the nation’s primary resource for browsing careers. Published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, this handbook provides information about job prospects, working conditions, and the required education and training for different careers.

Quintessential Careers – An excellent resource to help you find a better job or career.