Handy Career Exploration Resources
Below are some of the most accessible, free tools to support your journey, wherever you are, in the world of work.
- Career Planning Tools for Virginia
- Virginia Career View - LINK - The Virginia Career View site is provided by Virginia Tech that serves as a hub of resources for K-12 students, parents and educators
- Virginia Career Wizard - LINK - The state of Virginia’s comprehensive guide for students, veterans and those already in the workforce, this site connects users to career coaches, planners and various assessments.
- Job-Search Tools
- Indeed - LINK - With a very user-friendly site, Indeed ranks among the most popular job search engines.
- Glassdoor - LINK - Glassdoor aggregates reviews that employees generate about their workplaces and allows job searches to search openings according to organization ranking.
- Ladders - LINK - The Ladders is the #1 career site for jobs paying $100K +
- LinkedIn - LINK - The #1 networking site for professionals, LinkedIn also advertises jobs with streamlined applications.
- Monster - LINK - A popular job search engine that also features free resume assessments.
- Zip Recruiter - LINK - This search engine links users with recruiters who support job hunting.
- Craigslist - LINK - A range of employers advertise gig, part time and full time employment opportunities.
- Federal Government
- O-NET Database - LINK - The nation's primary source of occupational information, the O*NET Program offers guides on starting or changing careers, professional assessment instruments and a wealth of data.