Surf The Net – Career Exploration Online Resources

November 21, 2016

Here is just a sample of the countless career exploration websites available to help you explore careers and learn how to apply for jobs.

Oregon-Specific Sites

MYPATHCAREERS
www.mypathcareers.org
Explore career options, courses, skills and credentials to prepare for a high-demand job through Oregon's community colleges.

OREGON CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM
http://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/
CIS is a complete Oregon-based occupation, education, and job search information system. It can be accessed from computers at most middle and high schools, community colleges, WorkSource Oregon Centers, and at home. If you are accessing CIS from home, click "About CIS" and then "Contacts" and contact CIS regarding accessibility. 

OREGON GREEN CAREER PATHWAYS
http://oregongreenpathways.org/
Learn about the skills needed for green (environment-friendly) jobs and see where you can receive training for green jobs.

QUALITY INFO
www.QualityInfo.org
This site contains wages, skills and employment information, such as where the jobs are located and job trends for hundreds of occupations. Look under the Jobs and Careers tab.

National Sites

CAREER BROWSER
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers
Explore careers and learn about working conditions, job forecasts, and related professions. Great site for students, parents, and teachers!

CAREERONESTOP TOOLKIT
http://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/toolkit.aspx
Conduct research on jobs, where to get training, what jobs are in the greatest demand, and so much more.

EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ADMINISTRATION (ETA)
www.doleta.gov/jobseekers
Career exploration, job hunting resources, and links to providers and services.

MILITARY AND VETERANS
www.militarycareers.com
Online resource for those who are seeking information on jobs in the military.

MY FUTURE
www.myfuture.com
Provides information on colleges, careers, military service, scholarships, financial aid, and money management designed specifically for young adults.

OLDER WORKFORCE
www.aarp.org
Click on the ‘Work & Jobs' link from the AARP home page to find articles, programs, and online community chat groups geared for folks age 50 and older.

O*NET ONLINE
www.onetonline.org
Detailed information on occupations, including a search that finds occupations requiring the skills you already have.

STEM CAREERS
www.careercornerstone.org
Career planning resources in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computers, and healthcare. Provides career preparation tips; salary data; job search ideas; information about scholarship opportunities; interviews with people working in STEM fields; and updated lists of summer camps, national programs, and projects. They also offer free monthly online newsletters.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
www.careerjournal.com
www.collegejournal.com
Updated daily, these sites offer a wealth of information and interactive tools for effective job hunting, college searches, and career exploration.


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