External Career Resources
External Career Resources
The Internet has a wealth of information regarding career information. Here is a list of Web sites to help you get started with your career exploration process:
CareerOneStop is a website sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor that provides resources to find training resources and job searches that match your interests.
Jobipedia is a website where students and recent graduates can ask questions about job searching and get answers directly from experienced recruiting professionals at America's top employers. Topics include internships and training, job searching, resume writing, interviewing, salaries and benefits, workplace relations, and career planning.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is an excellent resource to gain career information. It will provide you with reports on many careers with accurate information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
O*NET (Occupational Information Network)
The O*NET is an up-to-date occupational database with descriptions and skill sets for specific occupations. O*NET information helps workers evaluate what skills are needed in their current occupations, how existing skills may transfer to other occupations and what new skills will be required to make the transition to a new occupation.
This site can provide you with occupational descriptions and salary information for careers. Salary information can be focused down to your specific zip code!
Texas CARES is a multi-media career information system designed for individuals to explore different careers and related educational opportunities in Texas and around the country.
This is a comprehensive Web site that has career, college and job resources to help give you a head start on your career exploration process. This Web site has an A-Z list of career-related articles to help you become successful with all of your career endeavors.
What can Work America do for you? Get hired in the fields your trained for/take full advantage of your training and credentials. Join an exclusive network that only allows credentialed talent, so your profile does not get lost amongst hundreds of others like on Indeed and Monster.
Choosing a College Major
Choosing a major can be very overwhelming. Take advantage of LSC Career Services to help you discover your college major. Here are some Web sites to help you find a major that is right for you:
Lone Star College Career Information Sheets
LSCS offers many different workforce degrees and certificates to prepare you for employment in a specific career field. Learn more about these degrees and certificate programs in our career information sheets.
Set a Career Goal and Take Action
Goals help us establish what is important and provides direction in your life. Establishing career goals can help you focus your energy on what you want to accomplish. Take time to define and determine your career goals. Set short and long-term goals to help you achieve your career endeavors. Put your plan into action and continue to move forward. Get more tips for achieving your career goals and finding success.