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Career Research

 

CAREER RESEARCH and JOB SEARCH SKILLS

What Can I Do With This Major?
Connect majors to careers, learn about the types of employers that hire people with each major, becoming a more marketable candidate, and more.  A University of Tennessee sponsored site.
   
Employment Projections and Labor Market Data for New Jersey
   
 
Department of Labor "Real Time Jobs in Demand" service - the latest information available on New Jersey's labor market -- information you need to make smart career decisions.
 
AmericasVirtualOneStop - Excellent site for career-related information, as well as employer search by location and industry.
 
Find out what CCM's graduates have been doing. Graduates are surveyed one year after graduation for employment and education details.  Get your PDF copy here
 
Available, free of charge, are: The Resume, a guide to resume writing; The Job Interview; Search: A Job Seeker's Guide; and Job Choices, a publication from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  
 
The Remote / Skype Interview - Tips to ace this type of interview
 
MSN Career Newsletters - Articles and Advice - Résumé tips, interview advice and other great career articles as well as news about the job market, hints on job hot spots and current trends.
  
Internet Yellow Pages
- Search for local and national businesses by category or name 
 
CityTownInfo.com - career descriptions, real-world career stories, top cities for each job, job industries, city and town information, and more.
 
FindHow - Extensive collection of career profiles, as well as resume and cover letter information, interview advice, and networking tips.    
 
Careerjournal.com – the Wall Street Journal’s job search advice and job listings.
 
Careerbank.com – a network for those in accounting, banking, insurance, mortgage and finance.  
 
Learnhowtobecome.com - provides detailed insight into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching.
 
New Jersey State Links - useful employment links compiled by the State Employment and Training Commission.
 
NJNextStop.org - find out what New Jersey's employers are saying about jobs and careers growing right here in the Garden State.
 
O-net
- Occupational Information Network online.  Research occupations by keyword, skills, growth industry, and more.
 
The Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network (WNJPIN) is the first technological component of New Jersey's One-Stop Career Center System, offering self-service to government services and information.
 
Occupational Outlook Handbook provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations. For each occupation, the Handbook begins with a section that highlights key occupational characteristics and is followed by sections with information about the nature of the work, typical working conditions, requirements for entry and opportunities for advancement, employment of salaried and self-employed workers, earnings, related occupations, and sources of additional information.
 
Exam2Jobs - Information on certification tests you may need to pass in order to embark on a new career or keep moving upward in your current one.
 
Glassdoor.com – Browse anonymous company reviews and employer ratings. 
 
Job-hunt.org – employment portal with job search advice and links to job search resources
 
Quintcareers.com – an award-winning site that includes the “best of” job site compilations with links, tutorials, and advice for all levels.
 
Job Finder Advisory - A free tool for helping people determine their career path.
 
Career Guide to Industries analyzes employment change from an industry perspective. For each industry, the Career Guide describes the nature of the industry, typical working conditions, and key occupations employed in the industry. The Career Guide also discusses industry training practices and worker earnings.
 
The Riley Guide - Well-know resource for career and employment information.
 
Career Magazine Online - A catalog of internet resources about careers.  
 
Academicinvest.com - lists of relevant occupations by major
 
America's Career InfoNet (ACINet)
- Find occupational requirements, wage and employment trends, state-by-state labor market conditions, thousands of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.  
Federal Salaries & Wages - Laws, regulations, policies and guidance on federal salaries.
 
Interbiznet - General job hunting information     
        
JustJobs Academy - Career lessons, job search guide and checklist
 
Internet Career Connection - Find a career direction that meets your personality style.
 
JobStar - Career guides and local jobs.
 
Job Hunt - General career information and job search tools.
 

America’s Job Bank - Explore careers, wage info, education and training, and search jobs.
 
CareerPath - Self assessment testing, career guidance resources, professional development resources.
 
Company capsules (Hoover's) - Franchises and webinars.

CareerBliss.com - Company reviews, salary guides and career advice.

Govtjobs.com
– Government job listings and
job resource information state by state. Included are links to municipal, city and county government web sites, state leagues and associations, statewide newspapers, etc. 
 
US Bureau of Labor Statistics - The principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
 

 
CAREERS RESEARCH IN HEALTH CARE
  
eMedicalAssistants.com - a site for information on medical assisting careers, training programs, certifications and schools.
 
NurseWithoutBorders.com - Resource and advice for students pursing nursing careers. 
 
 

 
INTEREST TESTING 
 
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey is available to CCM students and alumni through the Office of Counseling Services. If you are not a CCM student or alumni, see profiler.com below.
 
Focus – an online self-assessment and interest test free to CCM students and alumni.
 
Profiler.com
– this site uses the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey to help you make career choices.   Small fee. 
 
Type Focus Personality Profile
Free personality assessment that compares your personality preference to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
 

 
SALARY GUIDES 
 
New Jersey Department of Labor Wage Statistics - the salaries employers are paying right now in New Jersey.
 
Job Seekers Salary Calculator - The Salary Calculator program will ask you for information relating to your education, employment history, and other factors, to create the most accurate compensation and employment guidance available. 
*Note: for region closest to Morris County, choose Newark area.
 
ERI Economic Research Institute - Information about starting salaries and expected earnings in several thousand jobs.
  
Salary.com - Salary.com is one of the leaders in online compensation information for individuals, business managers and human resource professionals.
 
Salarylist.com - provides real job salary information based on companies, job titles, and locations.
 
Salary Expert - Providing up to date salary information. National and local data available.
 

 
NETWORKING SITES 
 
StateStats.org - how to find a job using LinkedIn
 
American Electronics Association - AeA is the largest association of high-tech companies in the United States with about 2,500 companies, representing all segments of the industry and 1.8 million employees.
 
Efinancialcareers.com
– a network for the finance field, such as asset management and commodities.
 

 
RESUMES - COVER LETTERS
 
Resume Troubleshooting - Answers to difficult resume questions from the University of Mary Washington.
 
Available, free of charge, are: The Resume, a guide to resume writing.
 
Effective Cover Letters - From CareerInfoNet .
 

 
EMPOYMENT-RELATED SERVICES 
 
 
Dress for Success
.  A not-for-profit organization helps low-income women make tailored transitions into the workforce. Each woman receives one suit when she has a job interview and a second suit when she gets the job. Locations include New York City, Jersey City and Morris County (Madison).
 
Career Gear.  A nonprofit organization that fills the gap between job-training programs and employment by providing men with interview clothing, motivation and follow-up support that helps them get and keep jobs. Each man receives one suit when he has an interview and a second suit when he gets a job. Locations include New York City.
 
GotResumeBuilder.com offers users a quick and easy resume building experience with fill in forms and templates.  A resume tutorial, resume samples, and resume writing tips are included
 
Resume Samples - specific resume examples written by professional resume writers and career coaches.

 
SUSTAINABLE (GREEN) CAREERS
 

 


 
Job Search Advise for New College Grads
Who is Hiring - What Employers Want - How to Market Yourself 
 
Job Search Advise for New College Grads
Diversity Edition
 

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