Managing your career is about more than finding a job. It’s a self-monitored process of developing and implementing a plan to support yourself and your family financially.Below you will find a list of tools to help you make informed decisions while charting your career course so you can achieve greater life goals.
Choosing a Career
Getting a College Education or Specialized Training
- KnowHow2Go – Provides extensive information and resources on the value of continuing education after high school.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Government application to improve your chances of receiving a grant.
- Fast Web –College Scholarship Matching Service
Yahoo Finance – College and Education Calculators, Tools and Advice
Where to Find Hidden Jobs
- Union.com – Largest database of labor unions in the US
- Online Newspaper Directory – Search thousands of newspapers listed by country and region.
- Wikipedia – List of newspapers in the US including top 25 by circulation.
- Journal Seek – Largest database of categorized journals by industry with 97,694 titles and 5,171 publishers.
Researching a Company
- Dunn and Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database – Provides background information on 1.6 million US and Canadian companies.
- Standard and Poor’s Register of Corporations– Research facts on 100,000 public and private companies including listing of officers and directors with position titles and departments.
- Mergent’s Industry Review (formerly Moody’s Industrial Manual) – Lists business and financial data on global publicly listed companies.
- Thomas Register of American Manufacturers – Search US and Canadian industrial buyers and suppliers on national, regional and local level.
- Ward’s Business Directory – Gale directory library digital database of public and private companies in Canada and Mexico.
- Interview Smart – Online interactive interview coaching service.
- Quintessential Careers – Forbes Rated Career Management Resource
- Geek Interview– Share interview questions with others and comment on theirs. Database contains 23,780 questions with 70505 Answers in 235 categories
Evaluating a Job Offer