Rockland High School Guidance

career/major choice information

career/major choice information




Career Planning Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook -
The OOH is an excellent starting place to search for employment information on specific occupations based on data supplied by the federal government.

America's Career Info Net -
Find out about the general job market, wages and trends, skills and abilities required from specific occupations, and career information unique for your state.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program -
Once a student has taken the Armed forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, this site will assist with interpretation of the results and consequent career exploration strategies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics -
Data from the Department of Labor about the economy, including projections and regional information. Helpful for high schoolers planning majors and careers.

Career Key -
The Career Key interest inventory assist students with identifying personality types, finding jobs that fit those types and has links to find out more about those jobs. A sections also explores how to make good career decisions. (based on Holland career clusters)

Career Onestop -
Source for employment information and inspiration. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

Career Toolkits -
Comprehensive site has information about careers grouped by industry and links to schools that provide training for those careers. Site also includes advice for writing resumes and interviewing techniques.

City Town Info -
Link data from 20,000 communities to information about careers - how to get trained, where the best employment opportunities are and what the work involves.

Mapping Your Future -
On this site you'll find information to help you plan your career, select a school & plan for your future.
Monster College (
Partners with over 500 college and university career centers nationwide, Jobtrak is a source for jobs on the Internet. Over 280,000 employers have used JOBTRAK to target their full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs and internships toward college students and alumni.

My Future -
Focuses on college and career information especially for teens. Build a resume online, find out about college finance options, roommate stories, the military as an option and more.

O*Net Online -
Use this site to find specific occupational information and search for occupations that use your skills. Comprehensive site.

Princeton Review -
Information on finding and keeping a job, cover letter, interviewing, resumes, employment trends, etc. Also has search engine for finding information on specific careers.

The Riley Guide -
These days there are many web sites that list job vacancies and post resumes. This site uses a "master control" approach and contains links to many of them.

Similar Minds -
Portal to a large collection of personality and career matching sites.

Temperament Sorter -
While the traditional Keirsay Temperament Sorter is a standard for fee career counseling tool, this site also has a shorter, free version.

What Color is My Parachute? -
This long awaited site from career counseling guru Richard Bolles, serves as a complement to his well-known book. The site has links to take an interest inventory, create a resume, find out about salaries and look for jobs.


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