The Culpeper Career Resource Center helps you to find the
right on-line resources. These web sites can be a valuable help to you as you make
your career transition or search for another job within the same field.
The most important use of the web for these purposes is to get information.
The web sites selected and discussed here are among the best information
sources on the World Wide Web. These web sites, in turn, will lead you
to a number of other web sites that contain relevant information for
specific purposes such as job interviewing and resume writing. Additionally,
a selective library of important reference books for conducting job searches
and career transitions is available for use in the Center.
For other information, please also visit the Web Resources page.
- The Riley Guide is the most comprehensive career
development mega site on the Web; it is frequently updated, often weekly.
Web sites listed are critically
evaluated by the author, Margaret Riley Dikel; because of this, the site is
an excellent gateway to other career-related information on the Web,
including information relevant to specific job searches.
- Another major career development mega site, second in scope and useful Web
links only to The Riley Guide. Perhaps more user friendly for those who are not yet
comfortable using computers; it is periodically updated, though not as
frequently as The Riley Guide. Web sites listed are critically evaluated by the author,
Richard Nelson Bolles; because of this, the site is an excellent gateway to
other career-related information on the Web, including information relevant
to specific job searches.
- America's Career Info Net offers excellent information on a wide variety of career
fields and career-related subjects. This site enables career-related information searches
by use of keywords on a variety of topics or by use of tabs to find information in a number
of topic categories. Videos about some 300 occupations also are included. A plus is being
able to search for career-related information within specific states throughout the United
States. Linkages to more information are provided on this and related sites that are
maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. These other
Web sites include O*NET Online and the online Occupational Outlook Handbook.
- O*NET Online provides useful information about a wide range of occupations in the
United States and a capability to help you to explore career options by identifying
occupations in its database that use the skills you specify you have or would like to
use in a work setting.
- The online Occupational Outlook Handbook, revised every two years, supplements
O*NET Online by providing updated and expanded information for selected occupations.
Included in this site is the Career Guide to Industries, a useful source of information
about the settings in which different occupations are found.
- This California Employment web site offers great career information, particularly
related to salary information, and Web site links to variety of other sources of
salary information. This web site also provides a variety of other useful information
and links to a number of other useful web sites.
- Another source of useful salary information that can be searched by job category/title
and by location, either by zip code or by regional location within a state.
- This site contains insight regarding the way business is being conducted today,
as well as the direction our workplace is likely headed. Especially useful for
gaining perspectives on work practices in leading edge companies.
- A great site for "high-techies" that is well organized and well stocked
with announced job openings. The database is searchable by region of the
country (largely, though not exclusively, metropolitan areas), by job category
and/or skills required, and by state, or by combinations of these criteria.
- Virginia Employment Commission. Provides a variety of information useful to
those seeking employment, and to those seeking employees, particularly in Virginia.
- Virginia Workforce Connection offers job seekers a variety of resources useful for a self-directed
job search. Offers employers a means of listing their employment opportunities.