Internet Resources

Self-Assessment

The Career Key - Provides a online self-assessment inventory for a nominal fee. This inventory will give you a valuable Holland/RIASEC code, which is helpful in further career exploration.
Internet Career Connection - Discover a career direction that best matches your personality style. Website provides a free, online interest inventory which illustrates your level of interest in 21 major career fields.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter - provides a personality inventory based on the work of Meyers-Briggs. Take the inventory free of charge, but for extensive explanation, you must pay a fee.
The Career Questioinnaire - The College Board has developed this quick questionnaire to assess temperament, abilities preferred working conditions, desired educational level, and GOE interest area. Your profile results are then linked to a list of matching occupations, which you can view in detail.
Careeronestop - Great site for assessing skills you currently have and/or need for your future career. Combine these results with O'Net's "What's My Next Move?" interest assessment and you are on your way to finding your dream job.

Career Explorations

Skagit Valley College Online Career Mentor Network - Click on this link to access the Skagit Valley College Online Job & Internship Board and Career Mentor Network. You will find a bank of working and retired professionals interested in providing authentic career information to our students. Use this service to do some job shadowing or informational interviewing in a career area of your interest. You can also browse available jobs, internships or work study placements. Post your resume for employer viewing. Connect with local employers via this easy, no-cost online service. If you have any questions, contact Career and Employment Services at: 360-416-7743 or email us at: career.employment@skagit.edu
Washington Career Bridge - Career Bridge provides detailed information on roughly 6,000 education and training programs in Washington searchable by occupation and key words. This website also provides labor demand information for all occupations and performance results of programs that have been operating for two or more years.
Skagit Valley College Library - SVC library has numerous up-to-date resources to aid you in your career exploration and job search as well as links to Washington Community and Technical colleges. Come and visit us virtually or explore our campus.
WorkSource of Washington - WorkSource Centers provide all the information, technology and services business needs to thrive; and job seekers need to achieve successful careers. They represent a unique concept in the labor market - everything in one place.
America's Career InfoNet - Part of the America's Career Kit from the US Dept. of Labor and provides excellent general information on the U.S. job market (outlook, wages, trends, employers' information, state profiles) and as well as valuable resources for career planning.
America Job Exchange - This great resource is the successor of America's Job Bank.
Quintessential Careers - Quintessential Careers is the ultimate career, job and college site, offering comprehnsive free expert career and job-hunting advice. This site also serves as a directory of links to all the best job sites.
Careers On-Line for people with disabilities - Provides information on employment opportunities for people with disabilities. There are job listings and recent updates.
Jobweb - A good general resource provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers; especially strong in cyberspace research tools.
Map Your Career - Whether you're exploring your next career move or just getting started, Map Your Career will help you chart your path. Maps for new industries have been added and thorough industry sections for the following careers: Green Industries; Marine; Health;Computer/IT; Life Sciences; Construction and Manufacturing illustrates clear paths to your career.
Occupational Information Network - These are products developed by the U.S. Department of Labor with information about occupations skills and training.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Online version, recently updated, of the book published every two years by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, which provides concise information on a variety of careers.
O*NET - Career research resources. The O*NET Career Exploration Tools are a set of career exploration and assessment tools that help individuals (workers and students) identify their work-related interests and abilities and what they consider important on the job, so that they can explore occupations that match their interests, abilities, and preferences.
College Board - Comprehensive information on majors and colleges listed. Over 900 majors profiled. You will be able to focus on what's important to you and see a list that reflects your choices.
Colors Northwest Careers - A premier resource in providing multicultural services to communities and businesses. ColorsNW helps illuminate issues relevant to communities of color, provides solutions to improve our communities and fosters communication to empower people to act and make a difference.
Check Out A College - Discover your career interests, explore your education options, and find the Washington State Community and Technical College that best meets your goals.

Job Finding Resources

Skagit Valley College Online Job & Internship Board - Click on this link to access the Skagit Valley College Online Job & Internship Board and Career Mentor Network. You can browse available jobs, internships or work study placements. Post your resume for employer viewing. Connect with local employers via this easy, no-cost online service. You will also find a bank of working and retired professionals interested in providing authentic career information to our students. Use this service to do some job shadowing or informational interviewing in a career area of your interest. If you have any questions, contact Career and Employment Services at: 360-416-7743 or email us at: career.employment@skagit.edu
Careeronestop - Thousands of new jobs are posted daily by employers searching for someone like you.
Careers: Wall Street Journal - The site provides interesting, interactive, up-to- date information on job hunting and salaries.
Disability Employment Central - Career and community for people with disability. A gem of a site that allows for people to gather, network and find success in the workplace with employers.
Job Choices - Job Choices gives students top-notch job search advice and guidance, plus access to employers interested in hiring new college graduates.
Job-Hunt - There are good referrals in this list of site descriptions.
JobHunters Bible - A companion website to Richard Bolles' What Color is Your Parachute? It has a selection of well organized links.
Jobs Journal - Learn about the latest trends in conducting a job search, find tools to hone your professional skills and gain invaluable insights for your career plan - all designed to help you the job seeker move ahead professionally. Learn about career updates, trends, insights and more, through our informative articles and job seeking resources spanning diverse industries and professional levels. Get an insider's view of what works and what does not on the job search scene.
JobStar California - This site provides links to 333 salary surveys and career guides.
Microsoft Office Resume Template Gallery - A myriad of over 150 templates focusing on resumes, cover letters, Interview Follow-ups, Request for References, Respond to Offer and resignation letters to review. Everything from accountant to zoologist.
After College.com - Healthcare - AfterCollege provides free online job boards to nursing schools and colleges to find relevant new grad programs over the Internet. It is a great resource that allows students to compare and contrast their options and find the best possible position for them.
Work Force Explorer - Statistical information about labor market in the state and the U.S. including local area profile, occupation, industry, employer and training information.
Career Builder - Organized into 75 different career areas, this site keeps more than a million resumes on file.
Monster.com - Currently has more than 370,000 jobs posted. The company acquired Job Trak and now provides job resume databases for more than 1,000 college career centers.
WetFeet.com - Lists approximately 12,000 jobs and provides background information on employers.
Dice.com.. - List approximately 79,000 Tech jobs with 68,000 employers online. Job seekers may register their skills and interest to receive email alerts about appropriate listings.
Working for Washington State - Explore state agency job sites, executive careers, higher education jobs, employment workshops and more.
Job Web - Jobweb.com is a career development and job-search advice site for college graduates and/or those seeking employment. Topics are geared for students, parents, and employers.
Washington State Employment Re-entry Guide - Services for offenders and ex-offenders. Useful and valuable resources for re-entry into the workplace.
Job seekers with disabilities website - The Department of Social and Health Services has launched a new website designed to give job seekers with disabilities new tools to find employment without worrying about losing health care benefits in the process. It includes information on health coverage, an online resume builder and video success stories. 2011
Think Beyond The Label: Disability Job link - A job search resource prioritized to first list those companies who are actively recruiting qualified job candidates with disabilities. Note: Think Beyond the Label makes no guarantee of job placement through use of this job feed, nor does it offer any warranty as to the content provided on the individual corporate career pages connected to our job feed.
bumeran.com - Job Preparation Help Resources Having the right tools and know-how can land you a job of your dreams. This site covers Internships, Job searching and networking, resume, cover letter, interviewing, follow up and accepting a job and general job preparation resources. Recommended by a student from Goodwin CC Teen Center.

Encore Websites

DinosaurExchange.com - Describes retirees with experience as "dinosaurs" and the companies that need that experience as "dinosaur hunters." Lists jobs world-wide. NO charge for job seekers or employers
ExecSearches.com - Helps non-profit, government, education and health groups "fill executive, midlevel and fundraising positions." Job seekers can receive emails alerting them to openings that fit their needs and skills.
RetireeWorkforce.com - Features about three dozen companies, including Sprint Nextel, that have posted openings. No charge to job seekers.
RetirementJobs.com - Screens and identifies employers that offer an "age friendly" environment for older workers.
Workforce50.com - Formerly SeniorJobBank.org. No charge to job seekers, who can store up to three resumes. Offers a large number of resources and articles about job searches.
Encore.org - Site developed by Marc Freedman. As an Encore.org member, you'll get: the latest news about encore careers, encore events and innovative encore intitiatives, connections with people who share your interests - locally and nationally; resources and jobs to help you in your encore careers; and stories about others who have successfully transitioned to encore careers.
AARP - This national organization uses its site to list companies it finds supportive of older workers. Each of these organizations has its workplace practices and litigation histories reviewed by AARP before being allowed to post vacancies. Federal agency jobs included.
Bridgestar - This nonprofit group uses its site to offer free access to "bridgers," people looking for a job in the nonprofit sector after retiring from a career in the profit sector. Among the openings are jobs for finance executuves, fund-raisers, marketing specialist, communications expert, and operational professionals.
Service Corps of Retired Executives - This national organization can provide help for older persons setting up their own businesses. SCORE has listed hundreds of experts with experience in a wide variety of fields. Locate a local branch at their website. A volunteer is assigned to work with each client, at no charge.

En español

Latpro - Jobs for Bilingual Spanish or Portuguese speakers
Saludos Hispanos - Saludos.com specializes in joining the hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for Diversity in the workplace.
Keirsey Bates en Español and other languages - Take the Keirsey Bates assessments to discover your temperament and how the results will assist you in finding the career of your choice. Keirsey Bates also has assessments in other languages as well.

Resume links

The Damn Good Resume Guide - Website, information on resumes and how to use them.
Proven Resumes - More resumes, cover letters, tips on how to look for work.
Cover letters - 1,001 + free cover letter examples from consultants, career changers, and job hunters.

Government Jobs

Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS) - Very comprehensive site covering career exploration and planning, assessments, job listing and job search services, resources for counselors and job developers, military careers and career information for students with disability.
Access Washington - For local,city and federal government jobs with WA State.
American Jobs - Government jobs
Careers WA - Great site for complete listing of all WA state agency jobs on the online recruitment system.
WA Employment Security listings - Complete job listings for WA Employment Security.
Govloop - Social network for government. The premier social network for government connecting over 40,000 federal, state and local employees, contractor and academics.
The Resume Place - Your One-Stop Shop for Federal Job Search Help.
Feds Hire Vets - Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.

Specific Program Websites

Directory - Criminal Justice Degree Schools - Criminal Justice Degree Schools has the resources and relationships you need to find the best criminal justice schools and associated criminal justice degrees to launch your criminal justice career.
Online Criminal Justice Resource Guide - A wealth of criminal justice resources recommended by students in Lexington Nebraska.
Directory - Sociology Degree Programs - The word sociology has Latin roots - socius translates to the English word companion; the suffix -ology refers to the study of something. Knowing that sociology is the study of one's companions sparks keen interest in people who want to know why people do what they do.
Directory - Teacher Certification Degrees - Teacher Certification Degrees is a valuable resource to those looking to explore or expand a career in education. We provide a wealth of information on how to become a teacher, including teacher certification, teaching degrees and teaching careers.
After College.com - Healthcare - AfterCollege provides free online job boards to nursing schools and colleges to find relevant new grad programs over the Internet. It is a great resource that allows students to compare and contrast their options and find the best possible position for them.
NursingJobs. us - Nursing-Jobs.us is a nursing job board and nurse recruitment resource designed to connect nurses with employers and to facilitate the hiring process for both sides.
Advance - Supporting The Heathcare Community - This informational site focuses on career needs of millions of doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals through a wide range of products and services including magazines, websites, events etc.

Interview Assistance

Non-profit Jobs On line

1-800-Volunteer.org - National & Statewide listings - A comprehensive listing of volunteer opportunities
Orion Grassroots Network - Resource for paid and internship opportunities in the area of environmental conservation and sustainability both nationally and and globally.
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