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Resources

Since 2005, I have been collecting and updating "career resources", from the public domain, to share with my students and coaching clients. I am pleased to now share these with you, as you work through the exercises offered within the pages of CAREER JUDO. When this icon [◑] appears on a page in the book, you will find distinct resources (web links, PDFs, books, and tools) related to the topic listed by category below.

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, web links/URLs can change quite frequently. That is why I elected to present these resources here rather than within the pages of the print version of CAREER JUDO. I do my best to keep all web links current. If you should happen to encounter a bad/dead link or you have a suggestion for a new resource to be added to this page, please email the information to me at Coach@Exploretworoads.com. I truly appreciate any recommendations.  --John Long

The inclusion of a "Resource" on this list and site does not imply an endorsement or referral, simply a courtesy to readers of CAREER JUDO and visitors to this site.

◑  SITES WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL SCOPE OF CAREER INFORMATION

Internet Sites for Career Planning from the National Career Development Association

Quintessential Careers from Livecareer.com

CareerOneStop from the U.S. Department of Labor

O*Net Online from the U.S. Department of Labor

Employment Resources from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration

JobStar Central

100 Helpful Career Blogs & Websites at ThriveYard

Job-Hunt

Wake Forrest University Office of Personal & Career Development

University of St. Thomas-Waterloo Career & Employment Resources

The Muse Career Resources

Career Skills and Tools from MindTools

Guides and Products from JIST Career Solutions

◑  RESOURCES TO IDENTIFY SKILLS & STRENGTHS [***In Addition to the O*NET & CareerOneStop Sites***]

Skill Sets from LiveCareer-Quintessential Careers

Know Your Skills from University of California Berkeley

SKILLS Resources at Minnesota State CAREER wise

◑  RESOURCES TO IDENTIFY VALUES [***In Addition to the O*NET & CareerOneStop Sites***]

Workplace Values Assessment at LiveCareer-Quintessential Careers

Work & Personal Values from University of California Berkley

The Kerwin Values Survey

 

Life Values Inventory – Free and Expanded Personal Inventory Reports

The VIA (Values In Action) Character Strengths Survey

◑  WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN?

Portland State University

MyPlan.com

University of Tennessee Center for Career Development

EnviroEducation

ExploreHealthCareers.org

In addition to the items listed above, a web (Google) search using the following phrases will likely produce some strong, credible resources to explore…

"What can I do with a major in ________”? (English or Psychology, for example)

"What can I do with a degree in ________?"

“Aternative careers for ________" (lawyers, for example)

"Nontraditional careers for _______" (engineers, for example)

◑  COMPREHENSIVE SELF-ASSESSMENT RESOURCES & EXERCISES [***In Addition to the ONET & CareerOneStop Sites***]

O*Net Career Exploration Tools

 

CareerOneStop Self Assessments

Career Assessment Tools at LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

Additional Self-Assessment Tools at Excelsior College

CareerCode - Know Your Code, Find Your Fit!

Manifest Your Potential (use navigation on left column of page)

Exercises from LifeWorkTransitions.com

 

◑  MYERS BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI) RESOURCES

LifeHack - MBTI Types and Career Choice

Summaries of the MBTI Types, a grid from Wohoo.org

Workplace and Careers from CAPT

The 16 Personality Type Profile at Truity.com

PersonalityPage.com – TYPE Portraits, Careers, Relationships, Personal Growth, and Type to Type

The Myers & Briggs Foundation

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type (a paperback) – by Paul Tieger, Barbara Barron and Kelly Tieger

◑  CAREER CONSTRUCTION - THEORY AND APPLICATION

Career Construction Theory by Mark L. Savickas, Ph.D. from Vocopher.com

Meaning and Mattering in Career Construction: The Case of Elaine by Mark L. Savickas, Ph.D.

Constructivist Approaches for Career Counselors by Marie Hoskins

Constructivist Career Counseling by R. Vance Peavy

Videos of Inspiring Presentations given by Mark L. Savickas, Ph.D.

 

◑  FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

BigFuture - Scholarship Search at The College Board

The Scholarship Handbook by The College Board (select current edition)

The Ultimate Scholarship Book: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes by Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe

LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers: Internship and Summer Jobs Resources for College Students

 

◑  SITES FOR CAREER/OCCUPATIONAL EXPLORATION

Occupational Outlook Handbook (free & online)

Minnesota State CAREERwise Career Clusters

Lists of Job Descriptions by Michael T. Robinson at CareerPlanner.com

JobStar’s Guides for Specific Careers

Major and Career Search at The College Board

Investigate Career Fields from the University of California at Berkeley

Browse by Industry at MyPlan.com

Browse Professions at Vault.com

O*Net Code Connector

◑  PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Association Finder at CareerOneStop

 

LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers - General Professional Organizations and Associations for Networking 

Professional Associations & Organizations (for business careers) from the Bowling Green State University College of Business

  

Certification Finder at CareerOneStop

◑  THE RESUME: BRANDING YOURSELF & CRAFTING YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS BASED RESUME

Free Resume Examples and Samples from LiveCareer

Resume Examples from Susan Ireland’s Resume Site

John's Sample & Comments on Formatting a Professional Resume - Scroll over the comment bubbles throughout the document

John's 12 Mindful Steps for Your Resume

Branding Your Resume - Tips for Job Seekers from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

 

185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome from The Muse

List of Action Verbs for Resumes and Professional Profiles from Wake Forest University

 

Power Words to Use in Your Resume from the balance

◑  SAMPLE COVER LETTERS AND TUTORIALS PLUS REFERENCE SHEET

LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers - Sample Cover Letters

The Purdue Owl – Job Search Letters

Virginia tech – Cover Letter Types and Samples

Sample Reference Sheet

◑  BUILDING AND ENHANCING YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

How to Build an Impressive Linkedin Profile to Get You Noticed from Sachs Marketing Group

The 31 Best Linkedin Profile Tips for Job Seekers at The Muse

29 LinkedIn Tips for Professional Networking, Business & Marketing at Hubspot

18 Tips to Create Your Perfect Linkedin Profile – Infographic

◑  THE ELEVATOR SPEECH~PITCH

How to Nail Your Elevator Pitch from TheMuse.com

7 Tips for the Perfect Elevator Pitch from Grammarly.com

The Elevator Speech from Quintessential Careers

◑  INTERVIEW PREPARATION

S-A-R Mapping Process & Elevator Speech

Behavioral Interviewing, the 30 Second Elevator Speech & More...at My Perfect Resume

Behavioral Interviewing from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

Is Your Interviewing Body Language a Perfect 10? From Boston.com

Some Great Articles from the MUSE on phone interviews

Job Interview Question Database from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

Great list of questions to ask at an interview, from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

Informational Interviewing Tutorial from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

Informational Interviewing from University of California Berkeley

LINKS AND RESOURCES ON CASE INTERVIEWS:

 

Case in Point 9: Complete case Interview Preparation (paperback) by Marc P. Cosentino

◑  NETWORKING RESOURCES

John's PRO Card-Sample Networking Business Card

Using Linkedin to Develop Your Career from University of California Berkeley

Key Career Networking Resources for Job Seekers from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

Linkedin Job Search Guide from Job-Hunt.org

The Art of Career and Job Search Networking – Critical Networking Tools for Job Seekers from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

Top 8 Career Networking Tips for Introverts from the balance

◑  LOCATE/RESEARCH COMPANIES OF INTEREST

CareerOneStop – Research Employers

CareerOneStop – Business Finder

Employer Directory by Dice.com

Company Information at D&B Hoovers

The Book of Lists by The Business Journals (also check your public library)

Research & Target Employers, a resource from myPerfectresume.com

Company Reviews and Rating at GlassDoor.com

Finding Business Contacts by Company, Location, Title or Function at Data.com

◑  LOCATE RECRUITERS

Recruiter/Headhunter Resources, Directories, and Associations for Job-Seekers from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

How to Find a Recruiter from the balance

 

14 Tips for Working with Recruiter from Skillcrush.com

◑  INDUSTRY/OCCUPATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

Industry-Specific Job Boards and Career Sites for Job-Seekers in All Professions, Career Fields from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

17 Best Niche Job Search Websites from The Muse

USA Jobs – the Federal Government’s Official Employment Site

List of Environmental Job Sites from The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Green Job Boards You Should be Utilizing from the balance

Sites with Job Listings from The Riley Guide at myPerfectresume

University of St. Thomas-Minnesota Job and Internship Search 

◑  METASEARCH JOB SEARCH SITES

Use Linkedin for Your Job Search

Indeed

 

Simplyhired

Glassdoor

CareerJet

Linkup – Jobs Posted on Company Web Sites

◑  ORGANIZE AND TRACK YOUR JOB SEARCH ACTIVITY

John's Job Search Parallel Tracks-Handout

10 Easy Ways to Organize Your Job Search from the balance

Sample Job Search Tracking Spreadsheet from University of Wisconsin Stout

Sample Job Search Log under TRY THIS from GCF LearnFree.org

Creating Momentum In Your Job Search - Advice from John

 

◑  SALARY CALCULATORS, SURVEYS AND NEGOTIATION

Top 8 Salary Calculators Online from the balance

Salary Negotiation Resources and Tools from LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers - scroll down on the page and check out the list of Salary Resources and Calculators

How to Negotiate Salary, 37 Tips You Need to Know from The Muse

◑  CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR VETERANS

Employment Toolkit from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Career Resources for Veterans at JobHero

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

◑  TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR THE LGBTQI COMMUNITY & DIVERSE GROUPS

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – LGBT Resources

Reaching Out - committed to LGBT equality in business school and the workplace

Cornell University Career Services

OK2BME

Michigan State University - Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center

University of North Floida LGBT Career Resources

Georgetown University – Crawley Career Education Center – Resources for LGBT Students

University of Pennsylvania Career – LGBT Career Resources

Diversity resources from University of California Berkeley

◑  RESOURCES FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS

Assessing Entrepreneurial/Small Business Readiness - An Assessment from the SBA and a course at Lynda.com

U.S. Small Business Administration

SCORE.org

A 30 point Checklist for your Startup

Self Employment Toolkit v2.0 from Wisconsin Dept of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

Connecting Small Businesses with Volunteer Advisors/Mentors, from Business Advising.org

SmallBizU – Online Training Programs for Entrepreneurs 

LegalZoom

Working Solo Resources

Franchising Resources at LiveCareer/Quintessential Careers

FRANNET Franchise Consultants

The Wall Street Journal Small Business Guides

 

Why Aren't You Your Own Boss? Leaping Over the Obstacles That Stand Between You and Your Dream (paperback) by Paul and Sarah Edwards and Paul Economy

◑  INVESTIGATING AND PURSUING FREELANCE ASSIGNMENTS

101 Places to Find Freelance Work, by Serenity Gibbons, at Due.com

A Huge List of Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

How to earn more money freelancing (even if you’re a total beginner) by Ryan Robinson, courtesy of Skillcrush.com

 

Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself by Daniel H. Pink

◑  CAREERS WITH SHORT-TERM AND FAST-TRACK TRAINING OPTIONS

27 Highest Paying Jobs that you can Train for in 2 Years or Less

Career Guides (e-books) from FabJob.com

Access the website for the Technical/Community College System in your State, to review a list of Diploma, Certificate and Associate degree programs. For example, here is the directory for the Technical College System of Georgia

300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree by Michael Farr and Laurence Shatkin

◑  EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT AND DISTANCE/ONLINE EDUCATION

COLLEGE CREDIT BY EXAM – First confirm that your College/University will accept a particular exam/program

Selecting a Distance Education Program

GetEducated.com – A Consumer’s Guide to Online Education

◑  MENTORING & VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

The National Mentoring Partnership - MENTOR

Corporation for National and Community Service – Mentor

5 Steps to becoming an Amazing Mentor from Fast Company

   

Connecting Small Businesses with Volunteer Advisors/Mentors, from Business Advising.org

Volunteer Match – We Bring Good People and Causes Together

All for Good – a service of Points of Light

Want to Volunteer in Your Community – from The Kitchen

Directory of Charities and Nonprofit Organizations from Guidestar

Become a SCORE Volunteer

◑  SEARCHABLE DIRECTORIES TO LOCATE CAREER SERVICES PROVIDERS (Counselors, Coaches, Consultants, Resume Writers, etc.)

Search for Career Help at the National Career Development Association

Find a Board Certified Coach (BCC) or Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. [click an area on the map, then search by city and credential (BCC, GCDF) in the top left of page]

The Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches

The Credentialed Coach Finder at the International Coach Federation

The National Resume Writers' Association

◑  PRODUCTS AND PUBLICATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC AND CAREER SERVICES PROVIDERS

JIST Career Solutions

Career Bookstore

◑  H1-B VISA RESOURCES

Top 100 Companies that Sponsor H1-B Visas

The Visa Coach

 

US Department of Labor - Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) VISA Data and Information

◑  RESOURCES ON POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

List of wonderfully positive websites, publications, education and training programs, and organizations at POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AMBASSADOR

◑  COMBAT STRESS AND BURNOUT

Stress Busters from MedicineNet.com

Stress Management Health Center from WebMD

Managing Job Stress – 10 Strategies for Coping and Thriving at Work, by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. at LiveCareer/Quintcareers.com

Preventing Burnout from HelpGuide.org

7 Quick Ways to Calm Down from Beliefnet.com

The Everything Stress Management Book: Practical Ways to Relax, Be Healthy, and Maintain Your Sanity (Everything Series) by Eve Adamson