Careers

So ... What are you going to do with your life? Here are the top two places to start planning:

Bloomfield Guidance Counselors recommend www.careercruising.com for great resume writing help and details on many careers.

 

Check out the Careers Internet Database for career lists and reports, salary info, educational requirements, scholarship help and more.

 

Other sites you can try:

http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/ Match your skills to a future career

 

This easy-to-surfsite from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has tons of helpful information on many careers: Career Guide BLS


Career One Stop, also from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, walks you through the career decision process.

 

Mapping your Futurehas aguided tourto help you chart out your career path.

The New York State Department of Labor has produced Innovate for Teens, a database of science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources for students and their teachers as part of their CareerZone website: http://www.nycareerzone.org/graphic/stem

CareerInfoNetis arranged under broad subject categories. Browse through the categories to connect to online resources for a specific occupation, industry, or professional group.

 

 

My Plan features video-clip overviews of hundreds of career choices.

Occupational Outlook Handbook- The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Read About Upstate New York Companies to Work For:

Always visit the company's website and look for clues to help you discern the organization's personality: Is it sleek and professional? Colorful and trendy? Does the text emphasize the staff? The client list? The quality of work? The low prices? The text will tell you what the company values most!

Thinking about College?

The Princeton Review. A site for students, parents, school counselors, and college administrators. Search for schools, chat with others going through the same process, get test prep advice, apply to college, and learn all the stats and scoop they crave about the schools they are interested in.

Peterson's Educational Portal --a comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource. Since its founding in 1966, Peterson's has helped connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations with their goals.

America's Best Colleges- U. S. News & World Report. Features four sections designed to help users choose a college or graduate school and a career - including college rankings, graduate school rankings (now with Library Schools), financial aid with best values rankings, and guides to careers, internships, and jobs.