Career Planning and Counseling
Improve your leadership skills, explore computer jobs and certifications, discover your purpose in life, match your personality to a job, land your dream job, change your career, and more, with these self-help books by experts in their fields.
From your About.com Guide, link to all the Career Guidance articles and other resources here at Job Searching: Technical.
From your About.com Guide to Career Planning, dozens of original articles and Net resources to guide you down your career path.
A four-year, computer science degree is not required to land a good-paying, computer job. One, well-chosen computer certification course is all it takes to get the ball rolling. Includes information about A+, Cisco, Microsoft, Novell and Oracle Certifications, and training and exams for same.
From your About.com Guide, what they are and aren't, plus tips to help you answer the question, "Which skills do I need to get a computer job?"
Disability insurance benefits programs offered by US employers and state and Federal government agencies. Disability insurance benefits programs offered by the Social Security Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration are included.
Highlights of a U.S. job outlook survey, that forecasts an overall healthy hiring increase in the third quarter of 2005. Includes a link to job outlook 2005 surveys for other countries, as well as past and future job outlook surveys for the U.S. and other countries.
From your About .com Guide, job-related articles about drug testing, wrongful termination, background checks, credit checks, severance pay, workplace privacy, labor laws, independent contractor vs. employee, interviewing while pregnant, work-at-home scams, and more.
From your About.com Guide, tips for predicting and dealing with job loss from the Asian crisis, and negotiating a better deal.
US unemployment rate report for November, 2004. A link to a regularly updated unemployment rate report is included.
Take this free online quiz to generally determine which career best suits your interests and work style. Lots of other career advice and tools too, from Princeton Review, the company that helps students crack the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).
Search for certified career development counselors in your area of the US, who are members of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Award winner from University of Waterloo covers self-assessment to life planning, and everything in between. Not just for college students!
Measure your personality and find the jobs that best fit you. For youths and adults who are making career decisions, courtesy of Lawrence K. Jones, PhD.
Offers live seminars, and audio and video tapes in a variety of behavioral and work-relevant topics. Sample their audio and video tapes online.
Stay up to date on the latest and greatest in technical certifications of all kinds, at "The domain for the certifiable."
Just one example of the Canadian Government's generous career advice for British Columbians at WorkFutures.Com, but useful to all. (Aussi en Franšais.)
Information about continuing your group health insurance coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act.
Find a US training facility near you by state and discipline, courtesy of Computer Currents Magazine. Includes tips on selecting a facility.
A useful, free resource for technical and professional, independent contractors, by James R. Ziegler, Ph.D. Topics range from getting started to legal issues.
Designed for youth, but useful for all, it includes facts such as what engineers do for a living and how much money they make, plus educational video clips, games and links.
As promotion for fee-based legal services, free advice for everything from age discrimination to sexual harassment. Primarily addresses California laws.
A resource for employers, and an "inside scoop" for employees. Requires subscription but some resources are free. Free trial subscription.
Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Economic Security. Includes several other careers too, such as medical, business and mechanical.
Resources to help you start a government career or transition from a government job. Includes retirement resources and federal jobs sorted by region and state.
How to find a company that offers family-friendly benefits, such as flex hours, telecommuting, child-care programs and generous maternity leave. Courtesy of TrueCareers.com.
An initiative by the US Department of Commerce to help you explore computer careers. Includes academic resources, scholarships, on-the-job training, and more.
Download Career32.zip from Filelibrary.com for Windows 95/NT, to discover which careers suit your aptitudes.
Tips for landing Web-related jobs and advancing your current career in the Net industry, by Judy DeMocker.
This comprehensive guide from Jobtrak.com for college students, includes advice on the job search process, and writing employment letters and resumes.
General tips for quitting your job.
At MyFuture.Com, a career resource for high school students. Includes lots of other advice, too. Tell your kids about it!
Free advice from The Online Development Center. Lots of other free resources, too.
The career section of this comprehensive network for women includes loads of free advice, features, job classifieds, message boards, and chat sessions.
Specializes in software products, but also offers free advice to help you find and keep a job that suits you.
Helps you get into an IT career or update your skills the Microsoft way. Includes information on their prestigious certifications.
Novell is a leader in IT training and certification. This page explains the certification paths and how to go about them.
Published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, it describes everything from the nature of work to earnings, for dozens of fields.
Tips for resigning gracefully and universally accepted truths about counteroffers.
Lots of informative articles about landing and working temporary jobs.
From the University of Minnesota, discover which skills from your life experiences are transferable to a job. Especially useful for students and others with limited career experience.
Free advice about visas required for immigrants to work in the US. Includes other free resources, plus fee-based legal services by immigration attorneys specializing in IT professionals.
This special section from U.S. News serves up career advice all kinds of ways.
"Support & Information to reverse & help prevent workplace bullying."
Drug testing, electronic monitoring, discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wrongful discharge are just a few of the hot issues the ACLU addresses.