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Senior Career Research

    1.  Using only resources on this page complete the Career Research Document
Career Research Document: Download to your school drive or make a copy in your Google drive.


    2. When your research is completed, write your essay.  See instructions and example below.
        Sample Senior Career Essay

Subscription Databases - Require logging in with Username and Password on ID Card
 
Career Cruising: Login with the username and password on the back of your ID.  Register in My Plan to save assessments, resume, college and career information. Has a guided resume creator. 

COIN Career Community (CCC):  Login with the username and password on the back of your ID. You will need to type in the Site ID CA13695. You can create a personal folder with assessment results, career and college information. To do this click on Quick Signup: Click here to register for an account. Fill in the information and you will have your own individual login which stores your assessments and any additional saved information.

EBSCO Ebooks  (many books, search by keyword) and  Salem Career Books ( a few good reference books, browse titles and then search within the title for your career)

Government Funded Websites:

Occupational Outlook Handbook: For current information on hundreds of jobs including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions.

My Next Move: O*NET database for students. Career assessment test, career information by keyword or industry field. Special focus areas: bright outlook careers, green careers, and registered apprenticeships. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

What Do You Like? Exploring career possibilities based on 6 major interest areas from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

California Careerzone: An interactive career exploration site designed for students. The site includes self-assessment, an occupations database with on the job videos, actual job openings and a 'Reality Check' option to figure how much education you need and how much money you will need to earn to live well. Just reworked, getting good reviews. 

Career One Stop:  Career subsite of the Dept. of Labor, search by area, by career, by salary. "Your source for employment information and inspiration."

My Future:  College, career and military service all in one. Top 10 careers by industry and salary lists.   Sponsored by the Dept. of Defense.  

Military Career Guide Military career options and benefits.

Exploring Occupations Website: Links to careers by subject area provided by JobStar (a federally funded, library produced).


Other Career Resources:

Princeton Review Website: Students can find career information, internships in the field, resumes on a desired career, and college information. You may need to create an account to access all information,

CollegeBoard Majors and Career Central: Over 600 careers and majors profiled.

What Can I Do With a Major In?: From UC Berkeley's Career Center.

Job Profiles: "a collection of profiles and job descriptions about various different types of careers so you will better understand your area of study before you enter the workplace." This site does contain advertisements.

Riley Guide Popular career information including salaries for that career by city, the number of jobs by city, forecasted job growth rates, schools relevant to training for the career, and more.

CTI Career Search Career descriptions (including videos and stories), data (salaries and growth) and colleges offering education/training.