Career Planning Resources

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Search the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out if an occupation is right for you. The BLS site provides descriptions of occupations that include the nature of the work, required training and qualifications, job outlook, typical earnings, and related occupations that might also be of interest. The BLS also has a wealth of other information related to employment and unemployment in the United States.

O*Net Online

O*Net allows you to easily research occupations that are of interest to you. Occupations are summarized by required tasks and work activities, required education, typical wages, technology used, and required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The site also addresses typical interests, work styles, and work values for occupations.

Career One Stop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop offers tools for job searching, exploring careers, learning about salaries, wages, and benefits, creating resumes, cover letters, and interviews, and links to other employment resources.

Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation empowers you to define your own road in life instead of traveling down someone else’s. Roadtrip Nation empowers people to move toward their career goals with creativity, ingenuity, and enthusiasm. Watch interviews with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and more as they share their stories, struggles, and inspire people to stay true to their passions.

California Career Cafe

Your online virtual career center! Uncover who you are and what you want to be. Take assessments to better understand your strengths, talents, passions, and personality. Explore pathways to careers through interviews with people who have become successful in their industry. Learn how to gain experience, find a job, and get help with your career development.