Choosing a Career

JobNow - Resume Help, Career Advice and More

Get Job Help Now!
This site is paid for by the library - so you can access it for free with your library card! At this site you can find expert resume help, interview coaching, career advice and more.

 

Job & Career Resources for Teens
This website is all about teens! You'll find stuff to help you get a job, get a summer job, find a career, find a college, apply for financial aid, discover a college major(s) and minor(s), and more. (Hint: While they do offer a paid resume-builder, instead use the free one provided through Tulsa Library here.)

Aptitude and Career Tests 

Kiersey Temperament Sorter II
This assessment tool uses personality as a basis for guidance in selecting a job. After you complete the questionnaire, you receive a description of your personality type and some examples of jobs that might match these personality traits. Basic service is free, advanced service has a charge. Foreign language versions (Spanish, French, German, etc.) are available at David Kiersey's web site.

OKCollegeStart Career Center
This Career Center is designed to help you identify and prepare for a career that suits your skills, values, interests, and personality.  Explore their career self-assessment and career match assistant.

What's My Ideal Job?

America's Career InfoNet
From the U.S. Department of Labor, this website is a resource for making informed career
decisions to support a demand-driven workforce investment system. It answers questions about the fastest growing occupations and what occupations have the most job openings.

BLS Career Information
Get information about careers you might like based on your favorite subjects in school. Specific occupations are suggested with specific entry requirements, pay scales, future job outlook, and additional sources of information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
See how much demand there is for the jobs that you're interested in. Find out details about the education & training you need and what kind of work the jobs involve.

Internships & Volunteer Work

AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. In addition, full-time members who complete their service can earn stipends to help pay for college.

Do Something
"Do Something is an organization that helps you get involved in your community. As part of Do Something at your school, you and your friends identify the issues YOU care about and create community projects to turn your ideas into action."

Volunteer Match
Type in your zip code at this website and find a volunteer job near home that fits your interests and abilities.

Resumes & Job Searching

Adventures in Education
This website provides information on career exploration, creating resumes and preparing for interviews.  Includes sample resumes and templates.

 

USAJOBS-Students and Grads

Federal government employment opportunities for high school and college students. Search options include employment type (for example, summer employment or internship), geographic location, and salary. Also offers options to create a profile to receive job matches by e-mail, submit a resume or get noticed by potential employers. 

Teens4hire
If you are a teen (14+) looking for a full-time, part-time, summer or vocational job, register NOW to create your profile. Then, you can search jobs, apply online to jobs of your choice, be considered for job openings, and get the latest news and info on teen employment.

U.S. Department of Labor: Resources for Young Workers
This website, developed by the Department of Labor, posts special Web pages for young people, both for those old enough to work and those not old enough, that provide information on topics ranging from student volunteerism to job safety. It also gives information about job preparation, career planning, how to present yourself, furthering your education, gaining experience, and finding a job.