Explore Careers With These Helpful Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook
A good choice for career planning. Gives descriptions, working conditions, employment projections, training required, earnings, and more. Created by the U.S. Department of Labor.
O*NET Resource Center
Developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor, this database of occupation-specific descriptors also contains an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations as well as assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Virginia Job Outlook
Occupations projected to have the highest number of openings along with expected salaries broken down by educational attainment.
Other Job Resources
Looking for a Job
Now featuring a Worker ReEmployment portal which links directly to unemployment benefits and health care, state job banks, and places to get education and training. The Service Locator links to services for older workers, literacy programs, and more. Has sections for military transition, résumés & interviews, and career exploration. Created by The U.S. Department of Labor.
Leading newspapers and corporations post jobs available nationwide. Build an online résumé and take career tests.
Glassdoor, An Inside Look at Jobs & Companies
Millions of jobs from thousands of sources — all in one place. Plus, millions of community members have shared their salaries and experiences to help you make better job decisions.
Goodwill Job Help
Goodwill offers job opportunities, virtual training, and job hunting resources.
Goodwill Community Foundation (GCFLearning)
Improve your career skills by taking one of the online classes or tutorials offered at GCFLearnFree.org. This Goodwill Community Foundation site has classes for computer skills, literacy and math skills—and all are free. Visit to see the wide range of tutorials on computer basics, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google, and more. There are some mobile apps on offer, so you can learn on the go!
Look for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities worldwide. Requires free registration.
The premier LOCAL recruitment online tool serving Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas.
LinkedIn: Social networking for professionals. Create your profile, network with colleagues, and search for jobs.
United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
USA Jobs links to the official site for federal government job listings. It is possible to apply for jobs online with an interactive form. Has a special section for veterans and uniformed service personnel and includes opportunities for summer employment.
Search by job description, location or agency for state positions in a variety of fields. These are state jobs, and many have state benefits. Created by the Department of Human Resource Management.
Virginia Workforce Center
A one-stop destination providing local businesses and all citizens with employment, job training, and support services, including unemployment insurance filing, resume assistance, career coaching, credential and certificate training programs, and job help for seniors, youth, veterans, and those with disabilities.
Washington Post Jobs (WaPo Jobs)
Washington Post Jobs lists over 20,000 searchable job openings. Explore the Career Advice section for help with interviewing, salary negotiation, and much more. Register to sign up for job alerts, and upload your resume so that employers can match you to openings.
ZipRecruiter is a free job search website that uses matching technology to simplify and optimize the job-finding process.
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