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Careers and Employment

Resources to help professionals in researching information about employment, career choices, career and employment counseling, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
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Welcome to the Career Planning Guide

We offer webinars, programs, and resources to help you explore careers and prepare for success. This companion guide provides additional information to help you navigate your career path.

Find Career Information Online

The Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The U.S. Government's official publication for career prospects. Search by keyword, type of occupation (service, construction, sales, etc.) or by index. It also offers information on hot jobs, earnings, and links to relevant associations. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Career One Stop

Explore careers, find training, and search for jobs aggregated from a variety of other sites.  Use this portal to find trends in wage and employment data, check education and skills requirements for specific fields, and compare state profiles. Includes a Veterans Job Finder.  Published by the US Department of Labor.

O*Net Online

Use this site for specific lists of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) necessary for success in a wide variety of career fields. The site also features Crosswalks, a guide for matching military and civilian job skills. Published by the US Department of Labor.

Job and Career Accelerator

Job and Career Accelerator

Job and Career Accelerator via JerseyClicks.org

Job & Career Accelerator provides a comprehensive collection of online job and career-related tools.  Find, prepare for, apply to, and get hired into your ideal position. 

New Jersey residents with a public library card can access JerseyClicks databases, as well as locally licensed content, from their local public library's website. Contact your local public library with questions. 

Find Assistance in Person

Get in-person assistance at your local One Stop Career Center
Search by zip code for your closest One Stop Career Center. You can connect with a Business Services Representative at any of nearly 3,000 locations nationwide. Business Service Representatives can help you post jobs for free, write job descriptions, find veterans and other job seekers, connect with local employee training opportunities, learn about federal, state, and local business resources, and more.

New Jersey Career Connections Guide

New Jersey Career Connections (NJ Dept of Labor and Workforce Development)

This comprehensive guide provides advice and resources tailored to three phases of the career path. It will help you Plan, Prepare, and Succeed with resources like:

  • career exploration
  • support and motivation
  • networking, resume writing, and interviewing skills
  • lifelong career success
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