Resource Map

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Your Occupational Options and Information

Interest Inventory - Campbell Interest and Skills Survey.  Widely acknowledged as the best interest survey for professionals. Feedback on interest themes, interest areas, and occupations based on similar answers. $18.85
www.profiler.com

Interest Inventory - Self Directed Search. ($4.95)
http://www.self-directed-search.com
Using the following link, enter an interest(ie. animals, entertainment, recreation, helping people, etc.) and see linked occupations: (Use the key word text entry box in the middle of the page.)
http://www.onetonline.org
Enter an occupation title and see an occupations listed on ONET. Then click on it and be taken to a page identifying its Tasks, Tools & Technology, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Activities, Work Context, Job Zone(Preparation Desired), Education, Interests, Work Styles, Work Values, and Related Occupations.
(Begin with the box at the top of the page, and then click on the occupational title.
http://www.onetonline.org
Browse occupations grouped according to demand outlook, career cluster, green economy, industry, job family, job zone(preparation required), and STEM discipline
(Use the Find Occupations Search, and click on occupations which interest you).
http://www.onetonline.org
See occupational options linked by abilities, interests, knowledge, skills, work activities, work context, work values, skills, tools/technology. (Use the Advanced Search box and click on occupations of interest.)
http://www.onetonline.org
Select your skills and see what occupations are linked to 34 skills categories:
http://www.onetonline.org/skills/
Comprehensive source of occupation information using State statistics.
Start by clicking on Explore Careers at the left, and then Browse Occupations.
http://www.careeronestop.org/
Enter your most fitting recent occupation and see other occupations which utilize the same knowledge and skills.
http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/
See stories and information to make decisions about occupations with the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Sources of Self Understanding

Personality Test - Myers Briggs:
http://www.123test.com/jung-personality-test/
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
(free test at upper right)
http://www.keirsey.com

Resumes and Letters

See samples Letters of Interest. (Examples only. Actual letters need to be tailored to the job opening.)
http://www.workbloom.com
Survive the applicant tracking system:
http://www.cio.com/article/701272/5_Insider_Secrets_for_Beating_Applicant_Tracking_Systems
Compare your resume to a job description using key words:
http://preptel.com
Multimedia resume
http://www.visualcv.com
Video resume
http://mashable.com/2011/01/17/tips-video-resumes/

Career and Job Finding Resources

Videos on how to use LinkedIn by LinkedIn
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/job-seeker-webinars
Networking support groups and contact resources:
http://www.job-hunt.org

Sources of Jobs

Job Board information:
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/joblistings/tp/jobbanks.htm
Be alerted to jobs which fit:
http://www.jobfox.com

Build Your Brand

Learn how to build your brand:
http://www.reachpersonalbranding.com
Get feedback about your skills:
http://www.reachcc.com/360reach

Research What is Happening

Group interaction online:
http://www.linkedin.com
Follow thought leaders and lead yourself:
http://twitter.com
Get current specifics about occupational and industrial niche options. Enter a phrase such as 'marketing analytics.'
http://www.reddit.com
Get inspired about the world which is being created from the perspective of technology, education, and design. Have a conversation.
http://www.ted.org

Gain Experience and Reputation

Become an organizational consultant in pro-bono community projects:
http://www.ccpseattle.org/index.html
Be part of a staffing community:
http://www.soariti.com
Learn about the free agent option:
http://www.quintcareers.com/becoming_a_free_agent.html
Learn how to be a consultant:
http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Consultant

Employer Contact Information

Get contact information for employers nation wide:
http://www.careerinfonet.org/employerlocator/
Company information:
http://hoovers.com
Example of extensive company contact information for Washington State:
https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/industry-reports/find-employers?Naiscode=5221

Communities of Career and Job Seekers

Latest happenings in hundreds of occupational niches:
http://www.beyond.com (Also a job board.)
Participate in a Linked-In Group:
http://www.linkedin.com

Salary Negotiation Information and Webinars

Salary data by occupation and location:
www.salary.com
Salary negotiation webinars:
http://www.lucrativecareersinc.com/

Handling the Transition

Take a stress and wellbeing inventory located at the middle left of this page:
http://www.heartmath.org/
Ideas for managing emotions:
http://www.jobdig.com/articles/1081/Surviving_Job_Search_Stress.html
The emotions of a transition:
http://blogs.wsj.com/laidoff/2009/11/23/controlling-emotions-during-the-search/
Learn how to fake it until you make it:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-cuddy/body-language_b_2451277.html
Move from negative to positive thinking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=UHTWts6qX70&NR=1