Careers and Vocational Guidance

Subject Guides Careers and Vocational Guidance

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Selected resources to help you explore career opportunities, find a good match for your skills and interests, and learn about job prospects in different fields.

Local Resources

  • The Franklin Hampshire Career Center
    Employment, training and education services. Services for job seekers include job search assistance, online job listings, career counseling, coaching on job search skills, workshops, access to software and reference materials.

  • Massachusetts Career Information System
    MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Career Services, MassCIS is free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. To log in the first time you use it, select your town from the drop-down menu and enter your Zip code.

Useful websites

  • Massachusetts Career Information System
    The Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS) offers the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. It includes tools such as assessment tests and resume builder, plus in depth information about careers, salaries, education and training, and job growth outlook.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The online version, published every 2 years by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes information about a huge range of occupations including job titles, nature and conditions of work, training or certification required, prospects for growth, and typical salaries.

  • Career One Stop
    Explore careers, browse occupations and industries, employment trends, self-assessments, resumes, regional information, and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Majors and Careers: Profiles
    From the College Board. Browse careers by category for an overview of the job, then match it with relevant college majors.

  • Explore Health Careers is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers.

  • Girls Go Tech
    Helps girls and their parents discover careers in math, science and technology. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America.

  • O*Net Online
    Find occupations using keywords or by browsing Job Families, High Growth Industries, or use a list of your skills to find matching occupations.

  • Quintessential Careers
    Tools and resources for exploring careers -- whether a student searching for your first career or an established job-seeker considering a career change. Includes Career Assessment Tools & Tests, Career Research Checklist, Developing a Strategic Vision for Your Career Plan, and more.

  • Vocational Information Center
    Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market.

  • ipl2
    A list of reliable websites on various occupations, compiled by librarians and library students.
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