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Career Guide


Career Planning and Skill Identification

Education or Training & Financial Aid

Job Search & Networking

Resume, Cover Letter, Follow-up

Interview Tips and Advice

Pittsburgh-Area Career Centers

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Career Planning and Skill Identification

  • Identify your skill set and strengths.
  • Identify the job that suits you best.
  • Explore similar careers.

    PA Career Coach Search by career name or career type. Offers information on education level, wages, employment trends, top skills, training, and current job postings. Career Planning, Skill Identification

    CareerLink Pittsburgh offers many services to job seekers: assessment tests, career exploration, labor market information, career fairs and seminars, job listings, workshops, etc. Career Planning, Skill Identification

    CareerOneStop offers information on occupations, industries, and skills as well as self-assessments. Career Planning, Skill Identification

    PA Career Guide contains wage and job outlook information for more than 250 occupations, interest assessments, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid, and contact information for PA's public schools. Career Planning

    Occupational Outlook Handbook summarizes hundreds of jobs by what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, projections in US, etc. Career Planning

    Center for Workforce Information and Analysis features current PA job market statistics and tools for job seekers. Click on ‘Services for Individuals’ at the top of the page to find career exploration tools, educator and counselor services, job seeker resources, etc. Career Planning

    Career Development Center offers job counseling, resume and job searching assistance, workshops, etc. Fees may apply. Career Planning

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh´s Job and Career Education Center gives workshops, resume assistance, career resources, etc. Career Planning

    American Job Center offers links to career exploration, occupation profiles, healthcare careers, details and trends, college and military options, student and career advisors. Career Planning

    HumanMetrics provides a free personality test based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. Personality tests are often used in career planning, since it identifies strengths of the personality. Skill Identification

    O*Net OnLine identifies careers that match your skill set. Use the skill descriptions to highlight your skills on cover letters. Find careers by type. Use the Career Cluster tool to identify careers that require similar skills to your current or previous job. Skill Identification

Materials in our catalog:
Search for:

Career exploration
Occupational aptitude tests
Personality and occupation
Vocational qualifications
Career education

Job descriptions
Occupations United States
Occupations encyclopedias

Career changes
Occupational mobility
Vocational guidance
Career development

For example:
Bolles, R. N. (2012). What color is your parachute? 2012: A practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers. Berkley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

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