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Career Decision Making Resources

For some students scheduling an appointment with a counselor or staff member is not necessary in order to have their Career Planning needs met.  For this reason, the Career Center staff has compiled a list of online resources to aid students in the decision making process. 

Online Career Assessments:

1. Focus2 is an online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help students select the right college major and plan your career based on interests, values, skills, personality and career aspirations.focus 2 logo

2. TypeFocus is an online personality profile that took over six years to develop. TypeFocus provides valuable information which is personalized based upon Personality and Success Factor Questionnaires. This includes your personality strengths, interests and values which are then linked to careers that fit your strengths.
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Online Occupational Information:

1. Online O*Net Center: a data base that includes information on work tasks, knowledge required, abilities, work activities, interests, work needs, related occupations, earnings and outlook on over 1100 occupations.  

2. Occupational Outlook Handbook: provides information about various careers including:
-Nature of Work           -Working Conditions     -Training and Other Qualifications
- Employment Trends   -Job Outlook                -Earnings              -Related Occupations   

Other Helpful Resources:

1. What Can I Do With This Major?: a convenient website that helps you to connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you:
   * Choose "Information" to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
   * Choose "Links" to find a list of websites that provide information about listed majors and related careers.  

2. View Undergraduate Majors and Concentrations at Tech: a link to online copies of the Louisiana Tech University catalog.

3. TechLink: the University's online job board and web-based recruiting system. 

Online Job Search Sites:

1. Nacelink: a national recruiting network and suite of web based recruiting and career services automation tools, serving the needs of colleges, employers, and job candidates. 

2. CollegeGrad.com: an inclusive, entry level job search site with up-to-date positions, videos and resources to aid your job search 

3. Salary Research: discover anticipated salary levels based on occupation and geographical area. 

4. JobWeb: offers career and job search advice for new college graduates. A service of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. 

5. CareerTV:a place for students, graduates and young professionals to find online guidance and knowledge about career opportunities and companies. Four video channels are offered: employer videos, career advice, career show and university videos. 

6. WetFeet: provides insightful profiles about companies, careers and industries to help guide job seekers toward finding the best career fit for them!

7. Job Choices Magazine: resume samples, interview tips and how to market yourself.



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