Career Planning

America’s Career Resource Network
America’s Career Resource Network (ACRN) consists of state and federal organizations that provide information, resources, and training on career and education exploration. ACRN is focused on helping you make the best possible decisions about education, training, and careers. It helps learners identify their skills and interests and plan an education and training pathway that makes the most of their natural abilities, leading directly to fulfilling work.
AmeriCorps is the national service program through which 40,000 people each year tackle community problems from disaster relief to tutoring.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program
Once a student has taken the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, this site will assist with interpretation of the results and consequent career exploration strategies.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data from the Department of Labor about the economy, including projections and regional information. Helpful for high school students planning majors and careers.
Community Learning Network
Links to sites featuring information on careers in the arts, health and medicine, information technology, and mathematics. Also has information on finding jobs, researching occupations, and writing resumes and cover letters.
Job Corps
Job Corps is the only national residential job training and education program for at-risk youth 16 to 24 and is a top source of entry-level workers. It offers young people industry validated, up to date skills and training, as well as world of work and social skills tips that teach young people how to act on the job site.
Job Profiles
Experienced workers share the struggles and successes of their jobs, as well as the basic skills required, challenges of the future, and advice on entering the field.
Job Star
This site is packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? What’s hot? What’s not? Some sites include personal stories from folks working in the field. How did they move (or stumble) into their current work situation? What advice would they give newcomers?
My Future
Focuses on college and career information especially for teens. Build a resume online, find out about college finance options, read roommate stories, learn about the military as an option, and more…
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH is an excellent starting place to search for employment information on specific occupations based on data supplied by the federal government.
What Color Is Your Parachute?
This long awaited website from career counseling guru Richard Bolles serves as a complement to his well-known book. The site has links to take an interest inventory, create a resume, find out about salaries, and look for jobs.
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