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Career Decision & Assessments | Job/Skill Research | Job Boards | Job Search | Resume | Job Letter | Interviewing

Job Descriptions and Labor Statistics | Salary Information | Green Jobs | Miscellaneous but Informative


CAREER DECISION & ASSESSMENTS WEB SITES

About Career Planning
www.careerplanning.about.com/library/blplanning.htm
One of 700 different topic sites from ABOUT.com. Each site, including this one on career planning, is managed by a professional expert from that field who offers articles, advice and links to additional topic-related sites.

Career Planning Process by Bowling Green State University
www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/career/students/index.html
Kudos to Bowling Green State University’s Career Center for their most excellent site. They offer accurate, thorough and quality career information.

Quintessential Careers
www.quintcareers.com/index.html
A career site that addresses the needs of high school students as well as college students.

Princeton Review
www.review.com/career/
A career information site directed at college students. Occupational profiles and networking advice.

JOB/SKILL RESEARCH

Skills Profiler
www.acinet.org/acinet/skills
Assess skills and possible job titles.

JOB BOARD WEB SITES

CareerConnect by Lakeland Community College
careers.lakelandcc.edu
Lakeland Career Services Center’s own job board of local job openings. Post your resume in the database so employers can find you. Hyperlinks allow you to communicate directly with employers and send your resume in a nanosecond.

CareerBoard
www.cleveland.careerboard.com
A local job board useful for finding information on various companies.

Cleveland.com
www.cleveland.com/jobs/
Job opportunities from the classifieds section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, online. Check out current, local career events.

Higher Ed Jobs
www.higheredjobs.com
Search for job opportunities at local and out-of-state colleges. Find administrative, faculty and executive level positions, employment resources and tools and career information and acrticles.

Hispanic Jobs
www.hispanic-jobs.com
1000's of jobs for bilingual/Spanish-speaking professionals.

Net-Temps
www.net-temps.com
Don’t rule out staffing agencies when looking for a job. This site is dedicated to them and their jobs.

Snag-A-Job
www.snagajob.com
Summer Jobs & Part-time Jobs for Students

FlipDog
www.flipdog.com
A national job board that allows job seekers to narrow a job search by city. (It has a reasonable number of local jobs compared to most national job boards.)

Ohio Means Internships
www.ohiomeansinternships.com
Here you can learn more about co-ops and internships, post your resume, and apply for Ohio-based internships.

Ohio Means Jobs
www.ohiomeansjobs.com/omj/
Job seekers can view postings from more tan 8,000 job boards and Ohio-based employer web sites which is a partnership of the State of Ohio, Monster.com and Indeed.com.

GettingHired
www.gettinghired.com
Dedicated to assisting people with disabilities connect to meaningful career opportunities, this national job board offers an enhanced profile and local job search feature.

Cleveland Engineering Society
www.cesnet.org/jobs.asp
The Cleveland Engineering Society (CES) non-profit professional membership organization's website offers local engineering jobs as well as science and engineering information resources.

Simply Hired
www.simplyhired.com
Search over 4.8 million jobs from Job Boards, Company Sites and the Web.

USA Jobs
www.usajobs.gov
Search for government jobs.

JOB SEARCH WEB SITES (multiple topics)

Career One Stop - Pathways to Career Success
www.careeronestop.com
Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

College Grad Job Hunter
www.collegegrad.com
An entire job search book, College Grad Job Hunter. Check out the chapter on networking. The site also has a Q & Q forum for job search questions.

Health Career Center
www.healthcareercenter.org
Figuring out which healthcare career or health occupation to pursue, or simply finding a good job, can be a difficult and time consuming endeavor. Healthcareercenter.org was created to help aspiring healthcare and medical students and job seekers make better, more informed career choices by providing them with highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date job search, career development, and employment information.

Job-Hunter’s Bible
www.jobhuntersbible.com
The guru of career planning and author of “What Color is Your Parachute, Richard Bolles, offers sound job search information. He includes current career-related articles, excerpts from his benchmark book (of course) and links galore.

JobStar Central
www.jobstar.org
The best part of this site is the hints on creative ways to locate the “Hidden Jobs”. Also,if you’re a linkaholic, you’ll find lots of job search-related links!

Job Search Manual
www.sunraye.com/job_net

RESUME WEB SITES

College Grad Job Hunter Book
www.collegegrad.com/resume
An entire book online, including sample resumes.

Proven Resumes
www.provenresumes.com/toc.html
Resume advice targeting specific career areas.

Rebecca Smith’s eResume & Resources
www.eresumes.com
Information and instructions to create an electronic resumes. Also, find links to resume posting sites.

The Riley Guide
www.rileyguide.com/letters.html
Resume links heaven.

Resume Tutorial
www.acinet.org/acinet/resume

Words to Avoid in a Resume
www.hubpages.com/hub/Words-to-Avoid

Action Verbs
www.quintcareers.com/action_verbs.html

Resume Samples
www.resumemaker.com/samples/samples01.jsp

JOB LETTER WEB SITES

CareerLab - Career Advisor
www.cover-letters.com (Click on "Cover Letter Library")
A library of 200 sample job-related letters (cover, thank you, etc.) with plenty of instructions to go with them.

Cover Letter Samples
www.nothingbutcoverletters.com

INTERVIEWING WEB SITES

Interview Stream
http://lakeland.interviewstream.com/
Current students and alumni only: Need to improve your interviewing skills? Look no further than Interview Stream! This interactive, online tool allows you to practice interviewing anytime, anywhere. You pick the questions and can review your answers by recording them with a webcam. You can also listen to expert tips and advice on demand. Click on the link above and create an account. You will need to have a Lakeland email address to sign-up (@mail.lakelandcc.edu). Once your account has been created, you will have instant access to all the tools Interview Stream has to offer. Preparation for your interview is key to being successful, and Interview Stream is a great way to thoroughly get yourself ready.

Monster Interview Center
interview.monster.com
It’s imperative that you practice for your job interview before the big day. This site, part of Monster.com, has excellent virtual interviews for specific occupations as well as other interviewing hints.

Glassdoor.com
www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
A free, insider's look at over 80,000 companies - including company salaries, reviews, and interview quetions posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS and LABOR STATISTICS WEB SITES

America’s Career InfoNet
www.acinet.org
The US Department of Labor provides information on wages and on occupational trends and required competencies. There are also links pertinent to diverse groups.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov
Tons of federal employment and labor reports.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/oco/
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ OOH handbook, a resource book that provides descriptive information and the outlook for various occupations.

O*NET
http://online.onetcenter.org
This Web site replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) book. It provides a large database of occupations and descriptions of them. Information includes the nature of the work, educational requirements, the skills, abilities and knowledge required, labor market information, related occupations and other informative Web links.

SALARY INFORMATION WEB SITES

Homefair
www.homefair.com
Calculate what it will take to relocate to another city.

JobStar
www.jobstar.org
Links to various salary surveys and advice on how to negotiate salary and benefits at the time of a job offer.

Salary.com
www.salary.com
Search for salaries by occupational area and city. There are also links to other salary studies, resources and job search information.

Salary Expert
www.salaryexpert.com
Another site that provides salaries by position title and city but with an additional multilingual option.

CBSalary.com
www.cbsalary.com
Great site. Has some "fun" occupations to get salary on under "Salary Calculator".

GREEN JOBS

O*Net Online - Green Jobs
www.onetonline.org/find/green
O*Net Online has a specific part of its site dedicated to providing information on different green occupations, the skills needed for them, and their job growth outlook.

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS but INFORMATIVE WEB SITES

Learning Express Library
www.learnatest.com/LEL/
Need to brush up on reading, writing, or math skills? Want to learn how to use popular Microsoft and Adobe programs? Interested in improving your workplace skills? This is a free site that has a vast amount of resources (including tutorials and e-books) to help you with all these things and more.

English Usage Resource Books
www.bartleby.com/usage
This site gives you access to the most-used, general information and language reference books: a dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, language usage guide, famous quotes almanac , bible, Shakespeare resource, geographical locations guide, and a book about anatomy!

Hire Diversity
www.hirediversity.com
Resources, information links, articles and job listings by state are provided for multicultural and bilingual job seekers.

Immigration Handbook Information
www.visalaw.com/
Legal guidelines for employment of immigrants.

Latpro
www.latpro.com
Employment resources for Hispanics.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
www.state.oh.us/odjfs/jobsearch
Links to government sponsored employment Web sites.

Toastmaster's International
www.toastmasters.org
Terrified of public speaking? Toastmaster's is a group that can help you improve on your communication skills in this area. Learn more about the organization throguh their website and find a local chapter.

Yahoo! Directory - Business Organizations
dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/organizations/professional
This site contains a directory and listing of associations and organizations by industry.

 

Updated 2/14/11

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