Career Services Web Resources
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
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
Helpful resource page for students interested in pursuing a health career
career or looking for a health-related occupation.
- Guide to Life Science Careers
- Quintessential Careers
Site offers suggestions on career and college planning, applying to schools, scholarships and financial aid.
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.
- Next Vista for Learning
An online library of free videos for learners everywhere. Click on the tab "light bulbs" to watch short career videos on a variety of subjects. Watching professionals at work will strength goals and generate ideas for choosing a major.
- Public Safety
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
- Career Key: Temperament and Career Choice
Site gives access to free online instrument to assess your career style (Based on John Holland’s Career Types). Respond to a series of questions and determine what careers would be best suited for you.
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
Contains 70 questions and an evaluation to help determine personality type.
- Learn How To Become...
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.
Learn top skills from employers, and get hired.
Site contains career exploration information, a career database, and a salary calculator.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Handbook showcases various jobs, working conditions, future job prospects, and salaries.
- O*Net Online
Research various occupations according to your skills and abilities on this site.
Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, discover which of the 16 personality types you represent. Complete an on-line test to determine your personality type.
- Self Esteem Test
Determine your level of self-esteem by responding to a series of questions.
- Transferable Skills Survey
Complete a brief survey and learn which skills you can successfully transfer to a job/career.
- Green Drinks International
Environmental networking community offers monthly social gatherings.
- Damsels in Success
Networking site created for women.
Professional networking site is designed to bring networking professionals together.
- Student Mentor
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
Internship and volunteer opportunities are listed on this site.
- Inroads, Inc.
Organization that mentors under-represented minority students for summer internships. Click on Oakland or Los Angeles for CA mentors.
Large database of paid internships
National database of internship opportunities.
VolunteerMatch is database of volunteer positions, including virtual projects in IT and web development.
- After College
Search for internships, entry Level Jobs, resume posting, and basic career resources.
- Intern Abroad
International internships (paid, volunteer, academic, non-academic, college credit/training).
- Intern Exchange
Domestic internship search, professional networking, post resume.
- Rising Star Internships
College students can search for internships and/or post their resumes.
- The Washington Center
Internships and Academic Seminars: Earn academic credit for internships and summer jobs.
Job Hunting Resources
Bayjobs.com is a San Francisco Bay Area job resource for students entering the job market.
- California Job Service: CalJobs
California’s Employment Development Department website that offers job preparation, job listings, and Job Fairs and Events.
- California Jobs.com
This link has job seeker resources, job postings, ability to post your resume and Job Fairs.
- Career Journal from The Wall Street Journal
Contains advice on career management and job hunting. Career articles are also available.
- Craigs’s List
Is an assortment of jobs, including part-time opportunities.
Is a site created for experienced IT jobs and technology insider information.
Search jobs in the creative, technology and business fields. Careers range from start-up to Fortune 500 companies.
This site is a directory of non-profit organizations in over 100 countries (including jobs, internships and volunteer positions).
This is a great site that combines searches of Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, and many company career pages.
- Job Hunter’s Bible
“What Color is Your Parachute?” author Richard Bowles, has free on-line career assessments.
- Job Hunt.org
Have access to unadvertised jobs and research companies.
- Riley Guide
Career/job search guide, salary negotiation, and information about companies.
- Simply Hired
Local jobs and industry information.
Database of job postings for freelance, consultants, and independents.
- U. S. Government Jobs
Lists various careers available with the U.S. Government.
Resume Writing Assistance
Employer Research Web Sites