Resources useful for your career planning:

Internet Sites for Career Information

Research­ing a Career Field or an Orga­ni­za­tion

Find­ing a company’s web page or online sources of infor­ma­tion about a type of career can be incred­i­bly infor­ma­tive.  Using vir­tu­al libraries or search engines will help you immense­ly in your search for infor­ma­tion. Such search engines include:

The fol­low­ing sites are good place to find infor­ma­tion about jobs and careers:  Job and Career Con­neC­Tion — Con­necti­cut Depart­ment of Labor web­site with occu­pa­tion­al infor­ma­tion  Occu­pa­tion­al Out­look Hand­book - pub­lished by U.S. Dept. of Labor — detailed infor­ma­tion about occu­pa­tions.  U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta­tis­tics — data, econ­o­my at a glance, region­al infor­ma­tion,  pub­li­ca­tions, and research papers.   Career One Stop — infor­ma­tion on hun­dreds of  occu­pa­tions and the require­ments for entry.  Includes career pro­files, what’s hot (in careers), a sys­tem that com­pares occu­pa­tions for you, and infor­ma­tion to help you research industries/companies  O*NET Online — includes infor­ma­tion about 950 occu­pa­tions includ­ing infor­ma­tion on skills, abil­i­ties, work activ­i­ties, and inter­ests; can also research salary infor­ma­tion by state.  My Next Move — put in an occu­pa­tion and see relat­ed occu­pa­tions, skills and train­ing. — com­pre­hen­sive salary infor­ma­tion by zip code or state.  Also can com­pare salaries of 3 types of jobs at one time.  AARP — Click on “Mon­ey” and “Work” to find arti­cles, pro­grams and online com­mu­ni­ty chat groups for peo­ple age 50 and old­er.  My Skills/My Future — put in a job title and see oth­er career ideas.

Go to YouTube ( and type in a career idea you are con­sid­er­ing.  You’ll prob­a­bly find 4 or 5 short videos of peo­ple talk­ing about what they do in the job you are con­sid­er­ing.

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