Resources

General information

Career Journal
The Wall Street Journal’s section for all things career-related.

Job Hunter’s Bible
Official companion website to What Color Is Your Parachute? by Dick Bolles.

 

Research

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information about many careers, including salaries, requisite education and training, and projected growth rate.

O*Net
Program sponsored by the Dept. of Labor that specializes in occupational information. Provides job descriptions and outlook for hundreds of positions; includes links to related sites for veterans, Spanish speakers, etc.

CareerOneStop
Career-related tools and information; sponsored by the Dept. of Labor. Includes links to related sites.

PayScale
In-depth reports on salaries by field/position and location.

 

Testing and assessment

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Free Keirsey Temperament Sorter personality test; full report provided for a small fee. Offered in several languages.

Self-Directed Search
SDS personality test; report provided for a small fee. Offered in English and Spanish.

ISEEK
Basic self-assessments to match skills and interests with careers; free. (Site also includes job and other information for the state of Minnesota.)

 

Personal growth

The Moral Bucket List” by David Brooks in the New York Times

18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence” by Travis Bradberry for The Mind Unleashed

 

Non-profit organizations of interest

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Develops and promotes sustainable business solutions.

Kauffman Foundation
Education and assistance for entrepreneurs.

 

Other useful items

The One Interview Question That Will Help You Make the Best Hire” by Lydia Dishman in Fast Company