Careers and Vocational Guidance

Subject Guides Careers and Vocational Guidance

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Selected resources to help you explore career opportunities, find a good match for your skills and interests, and learn about job prospects in different fields.

Local Resources

  • The Franklin Hampshire Career Center
    http://www.fhcc-onestop.com/
    Employment, training and education services. Services for job seekers include job search assistance, online job listings, career counseling, coaching on job search skills, workshops, access to software and reference materials.

  • Massachusetts Career Information System
    http://masscis.intocareers.org/
    MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Career Services, MassCIS is free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. To log in the first time you use it, select your town from the drop-down menu and enter your Zip code.

Useful websites

  • Massachusetts Career Information System
    http://masscis.intocareers.org/
    The Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS) offers the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. It includes tools such as assessment tests and resume builder, plus in depth information about careers, salaries, education and training, and job growth outlook.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/
    The online version, published every 2 years by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes information about a huge range of occupations including job titles, nature and conditions of work, training or certification required, prospects for growth, and typical salaries.

  • Career One Stop
    http://www.careeronestop.org/
    Explore careers, browse occupations and industries, employment trends, self-assessments, resumes, regional information, and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Majors and Careers: Profiles
    http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/
    From the College Board. Browse careers by category for an overview of the job, then match it with relevant college majors.

  • Explore Health Careers
    http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Page.OurMission.aspx
    ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.

  • Girls Go Tech
    http://www.girlsgotech.org/
    Helps girls and their parents discover careers in math, science and technology. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America.

  • O*Net Online
    http://www.onetonline.org/
    Find occupations using keywords or by browsing Job Families, High Growth Industries, or use a list of your skills to find matching occupations.

  • Quintessential Careers
    http://www.quintcareers.com/career_exploration.html
    Tools and resources for exploring careers -- whether a student searching for your first career or an established job-seeker considering a career change. Includes Career Assessment Tools & Tests, Career Research Checklist, Developing a Strategic Vision for Your Career Plan, and more.

  • Vocational Information Center
    http://www.khake.com/
    Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market.

  • ipl2
    http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6618&parent=6607
    A list of reliable websites on various occupations, compiled by librarians and library students.
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