Careers and Job Hunting

This guide provides links to web sites which will help you choose a career and then help you find a job. The career sites include information to help you assess what jobs best suit your personality as well as the kind of working conditions and salaries you can expect. Many of the job hunting sites include resume writing guides, job announcements, and places to post your resume.

Choosing a Career

Career Planning Guides

Planning a Career
Aimed at college and high school students, this is a 10 step guide to planning your career, including assessing your skills and interests, researching occupations, and comparing your interests with occupations, as well as preparing a resume and finding a job.

Other Career Guides

America's Career InfoNet
Contains sections on general outlook, wages and trends, employers, state profiles, a resource library, and career exploration.
Careers in Business
Information on careers in areas of finance, accounting, marketing and non-profit services, and management. Each section discusses skills and requirements, general comments, key job areas, salaries, trends, and print and Internet resources.
JobHunter's Bible
A supplement to What Color is Your Parachute?, a standard book for job hunters and those seeking to change their careers. Includes links to career counseling resources, job guides, resumes, contacts, and research help.
Monster.com
A comprehensive career site with sections on resumes, job searching, careers network, chats and message boards, and advice on job-seeking and career management.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH covers about 250 occupations, describing what the job entails, what working conditions are like, what training and education are needed, what earnings to expect, and what the job market is anticipated to be for the next few years.
WTAMU's Career Services
Free career counseling (including assessments) to all WTAMU students and alumni. Includes job search web sites, categorized by majors; resume & interviewing workshops; and jobs databases for full-time and part-time jobs, available to students and alumni.
Yahoo! Careers
Links to job search, resume writing help, industry and company research, salaries and benefits, interviewing advice, etc.

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Searching for Jobs

America's Job Bank
A partnership between the US Department of Labor and state employment offices. Searchable by occupation, keyword, military code, and job number. Registered members can also post their resume, create cover letters, and track their job search.
CareerBuilder
Job ads from newspapers and the Web sites of leading employers. The jobs database is searchable by geography, newspaper, job type and keyword. The employers' listing database is searchable by geography, employer, job type and keyword. Regional papers include the Austin American-Statesman, Daily Oklahoman, Denver Post, Denver Rocky Mountain News, El Paso Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, and the San Antonio Express-News. Among the national papers are the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Other sections include career career resources, and company profiles. You are encouraged, but not required, to register which is free.
Cool Works
Summer and winter jobs in national parks, water resorts, amusement parks, ski resorts, guest ranches, camp jobs, state parks, etc. Organized by type of job and location. Searchable.
Employment Guide's CareerWeb Job Search
Searchable by category, location, or keyword. Also includes international and employer searches. You can post your resume and specify which job listings to have sent to your e-mail account. Registration required for some services.
work in Texas (Texas)
A listing of jobs with Texas state agencies from the Texas Workforce Commission. Searchable by region, type of work, salary, and education level. Includes information on how to apply. Be sure to read the instructions on how to use the system.
USA Jobs
US governments central job site.

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Resumes

Most word processing software include templates for various styles of resumes. Also try:

Got Resume Builder.com
Guides you through the process of creating a resume. Requires login to use all features. Will also allow resume customization for different positions.
Resumes and CVs - Microsoft Office
Numerous templates for both resumes and CVs, including job specific, career-specific, and situation-specific samples.

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