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Internet Resources: Careers

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Career Changes
Click the link above to see a list of items in the TRL catalog on switching careers.

Career Development
Click the link above to see results from the TRL catalog on the general topic of career development.

Career Pamphlets
TRL has hundreds of pamphlets that provide an overview of various careers--what you can expect to earn, what kind of education you need, what the work is like, and interviews with people who hold those jobs. Click the link above to see a list of available pamphlets published by the Institute of Career Research.

Home-Based Businesses
Thinking about working for yourself from home? Click the link above to see a list of items in the TRL catalog on choosing, starting, and managing a home-based business.

Military-to-Civilian Transitions
Click on the link above to see a list of items in the TRL catalog on transitioning from military to civilian occupations. Includes career exploration guides and resume handbooks.

Click the link above to see a list of items in the TRL catalog on careers and their forecasts for the future, in a variety of categories.

What Color is Your Parachute?
This bible of career exploration, updated yearly, explains how to identify personal goals and interests, and reveals how to apply that information toward obtaining satisfying employment, with tips on interviews, salary-negotiation techniques, and career searching online.

Employment Interviewing
Click the link above to see a list of items in the TRL catalog on techniques and advice for effective employment interviewing.

Cover Letters
Click on the link above to see a list of items in the TRL catalog on writing cover letters.

Resume Writing
Click on the link above to see a comprehensive list of items in the TRL catalog on composing resumes for various types of jobs.

 Web Links

Job Hunting - Internet Resources
To see additional related links, also visit the Internet Resources page for "Job Hunting."

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

O*NET OnLine
The Occupational Information Network includes a Skills Search that will find careers that match your skills.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Training and earnings, industry and occupation matrix and employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

WorkSource Washington
Job listings, testing and interviewing tips, counseling, and resume posting. Includes Washington State Employment Security Department labor market and salary information.

GlassDoor Company Reviews
See what real employees have to say about any company.

The world's largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.

American Fact Finder
View census information for U.S. states, counties, cities and towns.

Sperling's Best Places
Find and compare statistics on population, climate, crime, economy, transportation, education, health and housing for U.S. cities.

Cover Letters and Resumes
Advice on preparing cover letters and resumes.

This free website offers a quick and easy resume-building tool. Users can format their resume in a few clicks by choosing a template and selecting formatting options. Upon completion, you can download your resume in a variety of formats. In addition to the resume building tool, also features a resume tutorial, resume samples, and context-sensitive resume writing tips.

Cost of Living Comparison (Sperling's Best Places)
Choose two cities to compare them on food, housing, utility, transportation and health costs. If you enter your salary, the built-in Salary Calculator will determine how much more (or less) you would need to maintain the same standard of living in your chosen cities.

Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers
Advice on successfully negotiating salaries, accepting job offers and how to evaluate counter-offers.

Labor Market Information (WA State Dept. of Employment Security)
Data and analysis of Washington state's employment conditions, economy, job market, and work force.

Job Corps
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

WA State worker retraining programs
Worker Retraining can help pay for training expenses at Washington's community and technical colleges and select licensed private schools for individuals who lost their jobs due to economic changes and for those receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

Washington Career Bridge
Career Bridge is Washington's one-stop source for career and education planning.

WorkSource Training
Training programs available via Washington state's WorkSource

 Database Links

Career Cruising
Interactive career guidance resource with in-depth profiles of careers, colleges and universities.

LearningExpress Library
Test preparation guides and practice tests including the GED.

Reference USA
Find employers by searching yellow page headings and geographic locations. Obtain contact information, executive names, number of employees, type of business, SIC code and more.

WOIS/The Career Information System Online
Descriptions and information about civilian and military occupations, education programs, and Washington schools, as well as colleges, universities, and vocational schools nationwide.

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