School-to-Career Web Sites
Career Interest and Personality Assessment
Using Holland's 6 personality and work environment types, you will create your own career key.
You can use your career key to identify groups of jobs that are likely to fit you.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter http://keirsey.com/cgi-bin/keirsey/newkts.cgi
Gives you your Myers Briggs type and additional information about temperament.
Birkman Method Career Style Summary http://www.review.com/birkman/birkman.cfm
Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?, recommends this highly! A 24 item quiz will lead you to a list of possible careers & information
about them. While you must register with name & email, the test is free. Try it!
Career Search by College Board Online http://www.collegeboard.org/career/html/searchQues.html
An interactive self assessment which will suggest careers that match your profile.
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey http://www.usnews.com/usnews/nycu/work/wocciss2.htm
NCS Assessments in Minneapolis offers 320 question skill and interest survey, written by Dr. David Campbell, as a download-able file. After completing the test, you can send it in for a 12-page personalized report and analysis, for $14.95.
Job research and evaluation
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, this valuable resource provides information on
several thousand careers. Choose a career and learn about the nature of the work,
working conditions, employment settings, training/qualifications needed, job outlook,
salaries, related occupations, and sources of additional information.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - K-12 resources http://stats.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_over.htm
Job exploration is categorized by interests in Music/Arts, Science, P.E./Outdoors, Social Studies, Reading, or Math.
"Good Pay without a B.A.: Hot jobs abound for those without a 4-year degree" http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1997/03/03/BU61155.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle article by Ilana DeBare.
California Employment Projections by Occupation http://www.calmis.cahwnet.gov/htmlfile/subject/OCCPROJ.HTM
From California Labor Market Information Division: occupations with greatest growth &
outlook--state or county level data.
Interview an Expert http://www.askanexpert.com/
Pitsco's Ask an Expert Select from 12 categories with over 300 Web sites and e-mail
addresses where you can find experts to answer your questions.
JobStar - Great place to start!
Looking for a job or planning a career in CALIFORNIA? You're in the right
place to start your career, plan your job campaign or negotiate a good salary.
JobStar San Diego http://jobsmart.org/sd/resource/carcent/index.htm
Job Search and links to local employment counseling centers
America's Job Bank http://www.ajb.dni.us/seeker/search/
The America's Job Bank computerized network links state Employment Service offices to
provide job seekers with the largest pool of active job opportunities available anywhere and
nationwide exposure for their resumes.
JobOptions posts thousands of high quality jobs every month which are updated daily.
A personal job search agent
ONSITE Commercial Staffing provides innovative temporary staffing to the Light http://www.onsite-inc.com/ocs/employment/index.html
Industrial, Light Technical, Aviation, and Office Support markets. We recruit, screen,
and place candidates in various positions such as:
• Assembly • Data Entry • Service
• Secretarial • Labor • Administration
• Warehouse • Machinery • Manufacturing
Resume for a high school student with little to no experience http://www.jobsmart.org/tools/resume/student.htm
Cover Letters http://wings.buffalo.edu/hh/employment/career/resume/coverlet.html
Lifeskills - a series of behavioral characteristics necessary for success in daily life. http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/women/lifeskills.html
Lifeskills empower students to become competent, productive, caring, contributing members of society.
These characteristics that can be included on a student's resume:
MU Career Center http://web.missouri.edu/~cppcwww/rescov.shtml
JOB SEARCH PREPARATION
Resumes & Cover Letters
Montana State University http://www.montana.edu/~wwwcp/tips.html
TIPS ON RESUME WRITING, INTERVIEW SKILLS, AND JOB HUNTING TECHNIQUES
Cover letter template http://www.montana.edu/careers/04-15-99.html
All about cover letters http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/text/coverltr.html
The Teenager's Guide to the Real World Online (free online chapters)http://www.bygpub.com/books/tg2rw/tg2rwbooktoc.htm
The Teenager's Guide to the Real World by Marshall Brain helps teenagers understand what it takes to become a successful adult in today's society. It helps teenagers to see how the world really works." Great STC chapters!
School to Career Classroom Resources
Blue Web'n is a searchable database of about 1000 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools). Blue Web'n does not attempt to catalog all educational sites, but only the most useful sites -- especially online activities targeted at learners.
In this online activity created by teacher Leanne Twidwell, students take on the role of a high school counselor and suggest college and/or career guidelines for four fictitious students.
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker. . . what will my next career be? http://www.memphis-schools.k12.tn.us/admin/tlapages/career.htm
This webquest is structured as group activities, developing career exploration skills. There is a key evaluation piece at this site. This site was created by Bill Byles.