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

Interest Inventory - Self Directed Search. ($4.95)
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.)
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.
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).
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.)
Select your skills and see what occupations are linked to 34 skills categories:
Comprehensive source of occupation information using State statistics.
Start by clicking on Explore Careers at the left, and then Browse Occupations.
Enter your most fitting recent occupation and see other occupations which utilize the same knowledge and skills.
See stories and information to make decisions about occupations with the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Sources of Self Understanding

Personality Test - Myers Briggs:
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
(free test at upper right)

Resumes and Letters

See samples Letters of Interest. (Examples only. Actual letters need to be tailored to the job opening.)
Survive the applicant tracking system:
Compare your resume to a job description using key words:
Multimedia resume
Video resume

Career and Job Finding Resources

Videos on how to use LinkedIn by LinkedIn
Networking support groups and contact resources:

Sources of Jobs

Job Board information:
Be alerted to jobs which fit:

Build Your Brand

Learn how to build your brand:
Get feedback about your skills:

Research What is Happening

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

Gain Experience and Reputation

Become an organizational consultant in pro-bono community projects:
Be part of a staffing community:
Learn about the free agent option:
Learn how to be a consultant:

Employer Contact Information

Get contact information for employers nation wide:
Company information:
Example of extensive company contact information for Washington State:

Communities of Career and Job Seekers

Latest happenings in hundreds of occupational niches: (Also a job board.)
Participate in a Linked-In Group:

Salary Negotiation Information and Webinars

Salary data by occupation and location:
Salary negotiation webinars:

Handling the Transition

Take a stress and wellbeing inventory located at the middle left of this page:
Ideas for managing emotions:
The emotions of a transition:
Learn how to fake it until you make it:
Move from negative to positive thinking: