Career Information

Careers
Resources for Middle School 

Career Choice
http://www.careerchoices.com
 
This is a website that provides Internet based career curriculum for middle school students. It is a website that a district has to subscribe to. It provides lessons for the cost of living and career research. It also gives middle school students ideas to the educational requirements needed to pursue certain careers.
 

My Plan
http://www.myplan.com/timeline/middle_school.php
 
This website allows students to take a career assessment test, explore career options, read through career profiles, watch career videos, explore industries, research salaries, even do college planning. It very easy to navigate the website and very kid friendly. It also can be used for high school students.
 
Resources for High School

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
 
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is an online career guidance resource that provides information on hundreds of occupations in the United States. Updated every 2 years by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the OOH allows students to explore different aspects of occupations by clicking on the following tabs:

  1. What workers do on the job
  2. Work environment
  3. Education, training, and other qualifications needed to enter the occupation
  4. Pay
  5. Projected employment change and job prospects from 2012 to 2022
  6. Similar occupations
  7. Contacts for more information

 

Quintessential Careers
http://www.quintcareers.com
 
Now in its 19th year Quintessential Careers is a career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as serving as a directory of links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type) make this site a comprehensive resource for all. When you go to the website you click the button Student because this is how you want to navigate the site. Benefits For Teens in Using Quintessential Careers are:

  1. help in choosing a college and finding scholarships for college
  2. Sharpening the focus of your career direction and college major(s)/minor(s)
  3. Finding and excelling in summer jobs and internships
  4. How-to guides for developing effective cover letters and resumes
  5. Information to help you be better prepared for job interviews
  6. Review and analysis of key career assessment tools
  7. Complete guidance for researching companies
  8. Large selection of free college, career, and job-hunting articles and tutorials
  9. Free subscriptions to career and job-hunting electronic newsletter
  10. Large selection of college (undergraduate and graduate), career, and job books in our Career and Job-Hunting Bookstore.

  
Resources for Adults

Career One-Stop
WorkForce Solutions Northeast Texas
Stacie Gregory
1716 Posey Lane
Sulphur Spring, TX 75482
903-885-7556
stacie.gregory@netxworks.org

http://www.netxworkforce.org
 

Veterans reps, employment reps, phones, free Internet & resume writer access computes are on site. Representatives are available with an appointment. Full range of jobseeker and employer services. Service Center - Employment Services; Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits; Access to Child Care; Employment and Training for TANF Applicants and Recipients and former Recipients; Employment and Training for Food Stamp Recipients; Employment Support Services for Welfare Recipients; Training for Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth; Access to Adult Education; Referral to Apprenticeship Programs; Employment Services for Ex-Offenders; Employment, Training, and Support Services for Individuals affected by Layoffs or Imports (NAFTA/TAA); Employment and Training Services for Veterans; Employment Services for Individuals under the National and Community Services Act; Literacy Services; Access to Post-Secondary Career and Technology Training; Employment Services for Senior Texans; Claims for Unpaid Wages (under the Texas Payday Law).
 

CareerOneStop
http://www.careeronestop.org
 
The U.S. Department of Labor provide statistics about the numbers for people who used this website. Fifty-four percent of clients who used CareerOneStop entered employment. Seventy-seven percent of those kept their jobs. This website includes a wealth of information and has different tools and products to assist adults who are looking for new jobs or you have been laid off. For example Worker ReEmployment provides employment, training, and financial assistance for laid-off workers. The website includes a Job Search tool with job listings for all fifty states updated daily. Users will also find resources for getting immediate help with unemployment insurance, healthcare, and other financial needs; job searching and resume tips; changing careers and understanding transferable skills; and upgrading skills through education and training. (www.CareerOneStop.org/ReEmployment). There is also a toll free number that can be used to speak with CareerOneStop personnel to assist with any questions that you might have. You can find this number by clicking on the contact us button. 
 

Goodwill Industries
1320 Shannon Rd W
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 885-7460.
www.goodwill.org
 
Goodwill strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work. Goodwill meet the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniorsveterans, and people with disabilitiescriminal backgrounds and other specialized needs. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 9.8 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and health care, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful — such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.”  (Retrieved from goodwill.org/about-us/our-mission, on December 14, 2014). Last year Goodwill helped 262, 875 people find a job. On the Goodwill website http://www.goodwill.org you can click on the Find Jobs and Career Help button. Once there you can navigate in four different areas: Find a job where you can do a job search in your area, get training where you can take tutorials for computer skills, everyday life skills, and money management. Goodwill will even connect you with businesses and educational leaders in your area or online to help you develop training certificate and advance your career.
 
 

Quintessential Careers
http://www.quintcareers.com
Now in its 19th year Quintessential Careers is a career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as serving as a directory of links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type) make this site a comprehensive resource for all. When you go to the website you click the button Job-seeker because this is how you want to navigate the site. Benefits For Job-Seekers in Using Quintessential Careers...

  1. one convenient source for just about all career information
  2. job-search portal for finding jobs and posting your resume online
  3. expert advice on all aspects of job-hunting
  4. tips, resources, samples and examples to help you write a better resume and cover letter
  5. information to help you be better prepared for job interviews
  6. techniques necessary to negotiate higher salaries
  7. strategies for successfully changing careers
  8. advice and resources for returning to college and/or attending graduate school
  9. easy one-stop access to hundreds of major job boards, as well as those that are specialized and lesser known
  10. Convenient one-stop access to company career sites
  11. review and analysis of key career assessment tools
  12. complete guidance for researching companies
  13. large selection of free career and job-hunting articles and tutorials
  14. free subscriptions to career and job-hunting electronic newsletter
  15. large selection of career and job books in our Career and Job-Hunting Bookstore