Career Research Tools
Learning about the vast range of careers and career paths available to you is one important aspect of the career development process. Meet with a career counselor to get some ideas about how to start this process. The Career Development Office can also help you meet with professionals in your fields of interest to get an inside perspective on the jobs. The opportunities that await you are endless – don’t delay the exciting process of exploration! Utilize the following links to get started exploring future options.
KatieClick is an outstanding resource for conducting career research. Read overviews of a variety of industries, get advice on how to break into a field, learn about employers within industries, and even watch video interviews with people in the field.
To access this information, follow this link to KatieClick. Log in using your Username and Password. (Contact Career Development at 690-8890 if you have trouble logging in.) Then hover over guidance in the top menu and see what you can find out.
Spotlight on Careers is a resource which makes available the best information about a wide range of popular and cutting-edge career fields of interest to liberal arts students. This site is a dynamic, ever growing library of web links that facilitates career exploration and development.
You can access Spotlight on Careers directly from any computer on the campus network. To access the site from off campus, contact Career Development at 651-690-8890 for username and password information.
ISEEK, is Minnesota's comprehensive career, education and job resource. The site provides tools to help you assess your skills and interests, contains specialized information about industry trends in Minnesota, and features information of interest to special populations, including individuals with disabilities and those new to America.
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.
For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
- the training and education needed
- expected job prospects
- what workers do on the job
- working conditions
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy. It includes:
Career Guide to Industries
- America’s Career InfoNet helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace. (www.CareerInfoNet.org)
- America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The Web site provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities. (www.ServiceLocator.org
: Interested in a specific industry, but undecided about career? This US Department of Labor site discusses working conditions, employment, occupations, training, advancement, earnings and outlook by industry. Go to: http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/
Glassdoor.com provides company information in addition to inside information on what it is like to work in or interview for specific positions. Employees have the opportunity to review their companies, lending unique insight into the environment. You may also gain information regarding salaries, job postings, and inside connections.