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Career Research Resources

Open Road
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, it provides job description and qualifications, employment outlook, salary information, and resources for additional information.

  • Virginia View
    The Career Information System for the Commonwealth of Virginia, it assists you with brainstorming occupations and contains information on careers in Virginia. Includes employment outlook and salary trends for Virginia.

  • O*NET
    Obtain a list of occupations based on your skills and get occupation information.

  • My Next Move
    Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this site lets you search career options by interest, industry and job title as well as the education or experience required for each profession.

  • CareerBliss
    An online career community which focuses on the companies and careers have. Provides a job board for job seekers and recruiters as well as independent company reviews and salary comparisons.

  • JobsMadeReal.com
    A collection of job/career videos searchable by salary, education level, and personality type.

  • JobShadow.com
    Read interviews of people living the careers you are considering.

  • RoadTrip Nation
    RoadTrip Nation is a documentary series about students traveling the country to interview professionals in all kinds of career fields about their passions. It describes the importance of finding and pursuing your interests.

  • Humanmetrics--Jung Typology Test
    Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, this will help you determine what your personality type is and with the assistance of the University Career Center, you can examine related career choices.