• Websites


    The College Foundation of West Virginia http://CFWV.com

    America's Job Bank
    This job bank posts thousands of new jobs daily from all across the U.S. http://www.ajb.dni.us/

    Analyze Your Career
    This site contains an extensive free career and college search database. For a membership fee students can also take personality, occupation, and aptitude inventories to assist them in making the perfect career match. http://www.analyzemycareer.com/index.cfm?auid=256&action=freeservices

    Association for Career and Technical Education
    The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. http://www.acteonline.org

    Career Magazine.com
    A great website for the job ready graduate. Job Seekers can post resumes, build their personal portfolio, turn it into a personal website all in a matter of minutes. Search jobs and submit your resume directly to the companies that interest you. http://www.careermag.com/

    CollegeGrad.com
    The #1 job entry website. Get help with Job Preparation, Career Info, Job Search Advice, Resumes, Cover Letters, Employer Research, Job Postings, Interview Prep, Salaries, Job Offers, and finding a new job. http://www.collegegrad.com

    Introducing Career Clusters
    “It’s never too early to start learning about earning!” Six Power Point lessons on CD ROM with classroom and school wide activities for introducing the six career clusters to fifth and sixth graders, by Etta Zasloff. www.zdsconsulting.com

    My Majors: Find a Major. Find a College. Find a Career.
    This site interviews students in order to recommend the top six majors likely to be of interest to them. It considers the students' actual high school experiences, as well as their preferences and values. The majors are selected from the most common, generic 70 majors (such as art, biology, computer science) offered at four-year colleges and universities. Further information about the majors is also provided. http://mymajors.com

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. This comprehensive publication and search guide gives students the opportunity to search careers by job title or by career cluster. It is publication of and direct link to the US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS http://www.bls.gov/oco/

    School to Careers
    School to Careers is a career development project for 7-12th grade students, educators and parents. Through video, Web and interactive activities students are introduced to career professionals, projects and ideas that help them identify their interests and plan for their futures. Over 200 career professionals are profiled on the Web. Through discussion boards and interactive activities students gain a realistic portrait of a variety of career pathways. http://www.careers.iptv.org

    The Career Key
    The Career Key will help you in choosing a career, a college major; changing a career; and career planning. It includes a professional career test that measures students’ skills, abilities, values, interests, and personality. Identify promising jobs and get accurate information about them. http://www.careerkey.org/english/
     
    Books
     
    How to Interview Like a Top MBA: Job-Winning Strategies from Career Counselors, Recruiters, and Fortune 100 Executives Shelly Leanne
     
    Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want by Andrea Kay
     
    Job Skills for the 21st Century A Guide for Students by Lawrence K. Jones
     
    Games
     
    What's Your Career? by Clyde Ekbom, Ed.D.
     
    Here is an extension of the What's Your Story? card sort to help students make career choices. Begin by using the "people" cards from What's Your Story? Ask the students to select cards to represent working family members and significant others. Discuss these people to determine the authentic basis upon which each person builds an existence--and a career. Shift to the student’s life, asking which wedge of the life orientation pie--people, ideas, experiences, or facts--best applies. Colorful charts and cards are used to clarify occupational interests. Follow up information can be obtained from O*Net Online or the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The kit contains an instructional manual, full color charts and cards.