Career Planning Resources

Jobseeker Resource Guide

Career Planning Resources:

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

Career Coach – This free online tool helps people identify and pursue careers that pay family-supporting wages. The program features easy-to-read information on career planning, education and financial aid, as well as guidance for building skills and contacts, earning a promotion, preparing for a new career, and job searching. This tool is particularly useful in identifying high-growth, in-demand occupations which pay over $25,000/year and do not require four years of college. Available in English and Spanish.

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.

Learning Express – This specialized database offers practice licensing, certification, and aptitude tests for many careers, GED preparation and practice exams, computer skills courses, and a Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center. Log on from any computer with internet access.

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.

NY 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.

NY 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.

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