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College and Career Readiness Resources (Next Steps)

O*NET Interest Profiler - The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. This popular interest inventory can also be found on the Mass Hire Career Information System (MASS CIS) and the My Next Move websites.

Massachusetts Career Information System (Mass CIS) - this site includes useful information on a variety of career options including selecting a career, job search, applying to colleges, keeping jobs, and administration of O'Net interest profiler.

My Next Move - career exploration tool which allows you to search by occupation name or description, by industry, or by work interests. This last option activates the O*NET Interest Profiler which can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. NEW DEC 2011

Get My Future - the Career One Stop with sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Labor launches Get My Future a mobile-friendly web application that helps youth plan their careers, explore education and training options, and search and apply for jobs.

O*NET Online - includes information about 950 occupations including information on skills, abilities, work activities and interests...great for analysis of student skill gaps

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) - this service maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor provides valuable labor market information on specific careers which includes such data as nature of work, working conditions, employment stats, training required, job outlook, earnings, related occupations and sources of additional information.

NEPRIS Career Exploration Video Library - Nepris connects educators and learners through a video library bringing real-world relevance and career exposure to all students. The video library can be filtered based on particlar industry career clusters or by educational levels. There are 137 videos classified as adult education. NEW Jun 2019

Learn to Earn Toolkit (ESOL) - a free online resource for intermediate and advanced adult learners of English and basic skills. You are introduced to 10 topic areas of learning for the workforce including critical thinking, English language, oral communication, written communication, reading comprehension, teamwork, diversity, information technology, and social responsibility, with several lessons in each topic. You will explore career possibilities, learn vocabulary in context, and earn badges.. NEW Jan 2017

Resume Writing Guide - This site includes a free helpful guide to creating an effective resume. You may read all the information articles tht make up the guide, but be careful about creating a login or selecting one of the "CREATING YOUR RESUME" buttons. Know that you will be required to pay a fee to print any resumes that you develop in this section by purchasing a limited time membership.NEW JUL 2019

Resume Workshop: A Definitive Guide - Any job seeker can benefit from this resume guide. It is aimed at beginner to middle management level job searches and those returning to the workfork. NEW May 2017

Easy Online Resume Builder - Guides you to building a quality resume by selecting from a large number of professional resume templates, adding education, experience, skills and contact information by entering from scratch, copying information from an existing resume or by selecting from thousands of pre-written descriptions. NEW May 2017

Skills to Pay the Bills Video Series - Series of softskills videos developed by the U.S. Dept of Labor for youth. Videos are short but well done and cover topics such as enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, communication, critical thinking and problem solving, networking, and professionalism. NEW Mar 2015

Workplace Essential Skills - allows you to access streaming video lessons from PBS Literacy Links including Workplace Essential Skills, GED Connections, andPre-GED Connections. Learners can easily access videos at home on a computer, tablet or smart phone or anywhere there is a connection. These videos are free to all MA residents. NEW Feb 2013

Note Taking and Test Taking Strategies - this website is devoted to presenting a wide variety of techniques on taking notes, organizing your notes, maintaining motivation, reviewing your notes, and helping you improve your note taking skills in a variety of other ways. The site also includes techniques for doing well on a wide range of certification tests. NEW Sep 2012

The Career Key - A process which helps your to decide on career choices and research these career options

Adult Career Pathways Training and Support Center - this is a comprehensive site that supports adult education providers in designing, implementing, and improving adult career pathway programs. Through this site you have access to resources, implementation strategies, best practices, and research.NEW Nov 2012

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE and ESOL Classroom - A free career readiness guide for ESOL llearners from SABES. NEW Nov 2012

My MnCareers - career information planning site developed by the State of Minnesota but useful for everyone. This site is intentionally easy to use. It has three levels including a level for English language learners written at 3rd grade reading level and one for H.S. or GED completers written at grade 6. NEW May 2012 - Brocton

Building Skills 4 Work - offers free online training and skill building using interactive lessons in real work situations. The major categories covered are Reading, Math, solve problems and make decisions, cooperate and
resolve conflicts, observe critically and listen actively. You must register to use the program but there is no cost.

Monster.com - use the Career Network section to chat with experts in different fields, pot to message boards and use their career tools.

What Color is Your Parachute? - Comprehensive guide to career planning and job hunting with many links to other sites.

Career Builder - another large site with career information and links to other sites.

Mapping Your Future - provides free tools to help you make a correct career choice by showing you techniques for assessing your skills and interests, developing a career plan, researching careers, and finding work.

America's Career Infonet - information on hundreds of occupations and the requirements for entry

Career Guides from Jobstar - comprehensive collection of career information

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