Prep Yourself

Let’s take care of the basics, like figuring out what career is best for you, and what type of education or training you need to get there. You’ll also need to put together a resume and get some practice with interview questions.

  • What Do You Like? – Career exploration help from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Pennsylvania CareerZone – Career exploration and planning, including self-assessments and personality inventories
  • LinkedIn – A site for creating your virtual resume and connecting with new and current contacts
  • Jobs for the Future – Helping you align your education with current high-demand careers
  • Pennsylvania Workforce Development – Prepare for a new career in Pennsylvania with a high-wage job
  • Career Direction – A free workshop sponsored by the National Guard to create a personal plan of action for career success
  • Career Cruising – Resources for reaching your full potential in school, work and life
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Information on careers from the U.S. Department of Labor, including descriptions of required skills and training, work environment and salary
  • Forbes Careers – Career news from a business-minded publication
  • O*NET Online – Detailed descriptions of the working world and the many career possibilities
  • Salary.com – A tool for accurate salary calculation and salary-related advice
  • CareerOneStop Resumes & Interviews – Guidelines for acing those resumes, cover letters and interviews
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