Career Services Web Resources

Career CenterCareer Services houses an extensive library including books, DVD’s and computer programs to assist students in researching majors, occupations, colleges, programs, job listings, labor market information, companies, and salaries.

The Career Services Library is open to all students and visitors.

Books may be used in the Center but may not be checked out.

Browse our list of books and DVDs available for use in our Career Center.
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Online Resources Listed by Category
Planning a Major and College Resources
  • BrainTrack's Colleges and Career Guide
    http://www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career This guide offers in-depth US college and career profiles as well as degree and wage statistics for over 400 occupations that commonly require college or university education for entry or advancement.

  • Health Career Center: Career and Job Search Guide
    http://www.careerprofiles.info/health-careers.html
    Helpful resource page for students interested in pursuing a health career career or looking for a health-related occupation.

  • Quintessential Careers
    www.quintcareers.com/
    Site offers suggestions on career and college planning, applying to schools, scholarships and financial aid.

  • Petersons
    www.petersons.com
    Search schools based on your major; can also locate special programs. Site provides assistance with writing admissions essays. Scholarship and financial aid information is also available.

  • Public Safety
    publicsafetyinfo.org The public safety career information website is a centralized web resource for anyone who is looking for answers about not only the criminal justice field, but also about the academic programs that may be located in your own county or city that can help you with the academic preparation for either the hiring process or academy preparation.
Career Exploration and Self-Assessment Resources
  • Eureka
    www.eureka.org
    What are your interests? Take a skills assessment. Search college majors and schools. Search information on hundreds of careers, including job descriptions, job outlook, salary, and training. Enter Site Code: NDVS4JX (for Foothill students).

  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter
    www.keirsey.com/
    Contains 70 questions and an evaluation to help determine personality type.

  • Learn How To Become...
    LearnHowToBecome.org/
    A non-commercial organization, provides detailed insight into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching.

  • LearnUp
    www.learnup.me/
    Learn top skills from employers, and get hired.

  • Myplan.com
    www.myplan.com
    Site contains career exploration information, a career database, and a salary calculator.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/
    Handbook showcases various jobs, working conditions, future job prospects, and salaries.

  • O*Net Online
    http://online.onetcenter.org/
    Research various occupations according to your skills and abilities on this site.

  • Self Esteem Test
    http://discoveryhealth.queendom.com/self_esteem_abridged_access.html
    Determine your level of self-esteem by responding to a series of questions.

  • Transferable Skills Survey
    www.d.umn.edu/kmc/career_transfer_survey.html
    Complete a brief survey and learn which skills you can successfully transfer to a job/career.
Green Careers
Networking
  • Green Drinks International
    www.greendrinks.org
    Environmental networking community offers monthly social gatherings.

  • LinkedIn
    www.linkedin.com
    Professional networking site is designed to bring networking professionals together.

  • Student Mentor
    www.StudentMentor.org
    StudentMentor is a nonprofit that matches college students seeking career or academic advice with volunteer mentors nationwide. Students work one-on-one with mentors to receive career or academic advice on a wide variety of topics including financing education, graduate school applications, and work-life balance.

Internships and Volunteer Websites
  • Idealist.org
    idealist.org
    Internship and volunteer opportunities are listed on this site.

  • Inroads, Inc.
    www.inroads.org
    Organization that mentors under-represented minority students for summer internships. Click on Oakland or Los Angeles for CA mentors.

  • InternMatch
    http://www.internmatch.com/ Large database of paid internships

  • Internweb
    www.internweb.com
    National database of internship opportunities.

  • VolunteerMatch
    www.volunteermatch.org
    VolunteerMatch is database of volunteer positions, including virtual projects in IT and web development.

  • After College
    www.aftercollege.com
    Search for internships, entry Level Jobs, resume posting, and basic career resources.

  • Intern Abroad
    http://www.goabroad.com/intern-abroad
    International internships (paid, volunteer, academic, non-academic, college credit/training).

  • Intern Exchange
    www.internxchange.com/
    Domestic internship search, professional networking, post resume.

  • The Washington Center
    www.twc.edu/
    Internships and Academic Seminars: Earn academic credit for internships and summer jobs.
Job Hunting Resources
  • BayJobs.com
    www.bayjobs.com
    Bayjobs.com is a San Francisco Bay Area job resource for students entering the job market.

  • California Job Service: CalJobs
    www.caljobs.ca.gov/
    California’s Employment Development Department website that offers job preparation, job listings, and Job Fairs and Events.

  • California Jobs.com
    www.californiajobs.com/
    This link has job seeker resources, job postings, ability to post your resume and Job Fairs.

  • Career Journal from The Wall Street Journal
    http://careerjournal.com/index.html
    Contains advice on career management and job hunting. Career articles are also available.

  • Craigs’s List
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/
    Is an assortment of jobs, including part-time opportunities.

  • Dice
    www.dice.com
    Is a site created for experienced IT jobs and technology insider information.

  • Guru.com
    www.guru.com/
    Search jobs in the creative, technology and business fields. Careers range from start-up to Fortune 500 companies.

  • Indeed.com
    www.indeed.com
    This is a great site that combines searches of Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, and many company career pages.

  • Job Hunter’s Bible
    www.jobhuntersbible.com
    “What Color is Your Parachute?” author Richard Bowles, has free on-line career assessments.

  • Job Hunt.org
    www.job-hunt.org/
    Have access to unadvertised jobs and research companies.

  • Riley Guide
    www.rileyguide.com
    Career/job search guide, salary negotiation, and information about companies.

  • Simply Hired
    www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/l-Santa+Clara,+CA
    Local jobs and industry information.

  • Sologig.com
    http://sologig.com/
    Database of job postings for freelance, consultants, and independents.

  • U. S. Government Jobs
    http://usajobs.opm.gov/
    Lists various careers available with the U.S. Government.
Resume Writing Assistance
Employer Research Web Sites

 
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