Career Exploration/Planning Resources:

Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.bls.gov/oco) - The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations in the United States

O*Net Online (http://www.onetonline.org/) - The Occupational Information Network is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today's world of work in the United States.

O*NET® Career Exploration Tools (https://www.mynextmove.org/profile/ext/onet) - The O*NET® team has designed a set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. They also are designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition. The assessment instruments, which are based on a "whole-person" concept, are grouped into three major families.

O*Net Interest Profiler (https://www.mynextmove.org/) - The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. It helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

My Next Move (https://www.mynextmove.org/) - An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience. My Next Move is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Learn more about O*NET.