websites that can helpOn-line resources
The most important use of the internet for these purposes is to get information. The web sites selected and discussed here are among the best information sources on-line.
These web sites, 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.
A major comprehensive career development mega site. Contains selective, yet extensive, collection of quality content by authors Randall and Katherine Hansen, and others, and citations to other web sites, some services of which are fee-based. The site is an excellent gateway to other career-related information on the Web, including information relevant to specific job searches. Advertisements appearing on this web site should not detract users from the excellence of content
This major site has a wide range of useful information for job seekers and career changers, including linkages to a number of other helpful sites. Thus, this site is an excellent gateway to other career-related information on the Web, particularly information relevant to specific job searches. The site has especially strong content on the use of online resources, remarkably social media, to find and pursue employment opportunities.
Job Hunters Bible
A major career development site that is perhaps more user friendly for those who are not yet as comfortable using computers. The author, Richard Nelson Bolles, focuses more on the processes of career development and job change with an emphasis on self evaluation.
CareerOneStop’s Toolkit 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.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The online Occupational Outlook Handbook, revised every two years, supplements O*NET Online by providing updated and expanded information for selected occupations.
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 Workforce Connection
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.
Here are a few other web sites with employment/business related information that we would like to point out.
Germanna Community College
Has career development related activities including educational and training opportunities. Culpeper, Madison, and Orange counties are in its service area.
Lord Fairfax Community College
Has career development related activities including educational and training opportunities. Fauquier and Rappahannock counties are in its service area.
Lord Fairfax Community College Small Business Development Center
Lord Fairfax Community College Small Business Development Center serves Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock counties. Provides assistance to new and established businesses including business counseling and training services.
Central Virginia Small Business Development Center
Central Virginia Small Business Development Center at Charlottesville serves Orange County. Will also meet with Orange County businesses, by appointment, at the Orange County Administration Building. Provides assistance to new and established businesses including business counseling and training services.
Virginia Employment Commission
Provides a variety of information useful to those seeking employment, and to those seeking employees, particularly in Virginia.
Small Business Administration
Small Business Administration, a federal government agency, has a variety of useful business startup information.
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services provides employment services to help people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job.
Local Chamber of Commerce sites can be a helpful resource for local business information:
Local government sites listing job opportunities:
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