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Career Planning:  Resources

These links include many resources, services, and tools which assist users in exploring careers, planning for the future, searching for employment, and finding the additional training necessary to pursue a dream.

RichmondCC Sponsored

Career Coach: Labor Market Analytics. Students attend college to get better jobs. We created Career Coach to help students achieve their career goals through RichmondCC programs. Career Assessment, career exploration, local job market information, resume builder, local companies hiring, and job search all in one tool.

Federally Sponsored

CareerOneStop: The Department of Labor’s resource for job information. Learn about occupations, job duties, wages, education requirements and employment trends.

O*NET: O*NET’s database contains hundreds of occupation-specific descriptions, including work activities, relevant work values, training requirements, industry projections and sources for additional information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Find statistics about your desired industry, including trends, projections for growth and layoff data.

My Next Move: The Department of Labor helps to answer the question “What do I want to do for a living?”

Salary and Benefits Information

Salary Wizard: Want to know what you're worth? Enter your job title and zip code, and find out the base salary range for your profession and location.

Cost-of-Living Wizard: If you're considering a move, use this tool to compare salaries and living costs between cities.

Job Assessor: Size up two offers by rating the factors that are most important to you in a job.

Career Assessment Only

Time for a Career Assessment? If you are ready for a change but could do with some introspection and assessment first, this article provides resources and links to a variety of career assessment tools.

Career Testing Can Help Direct the Directionless: Includes links to popular career tests that can help point you in the right career direction.

Analyze Your Career with a Personal SWOT: Learn how to size up your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to assess the state of your career and help make sound decisions.

Review Employers and Explore Companies

Glassdoor: Search jobs, find out real employee salaries, and read reviews from employees.

The Muse:  Career advice, explore companies, job search, and coaching and courses* (*fee for service).

LinkedIn Job Search:  Start your job search here. Discover your next opportunity and the people who can help you get there.

LinkedIn Salary:  Plan your next career move.  Understand how location impacts salary.

Job Search Databases:

First Health of the Carolinas
FirstHealth of the Carolinas is one of the region’s largest and most dynamic health care employers. They offer the opportunity to join a growing health care system and medical community while practicing in a team environment.

As the world's #1 job site, with over 180 million unique visitors every month from over 50 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.

NC Office of Human Resources
The Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) serves as the "Center of Human Resources Expertise" for the State of North Carolina through an integrated, professional Human Resources function that is collaborative, strategic, and customer-focused, allowing state government to attract, retain, develop, and motivate a high-performing, diverse workforce. In compliance with the State Human Resources Act and with accountability to the Governor and the State Human Resources Commission, we provide high quality human resources services that enable agencies and universities to attract, motivate, develop, and retain a competent, diverse workforce to meet their business objectives.

NC Works
NCWorks Online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training.

The Pilot
Based in Southern Pines, NC.  The Pilot Online gives you the opportunity to find your next job more efficiently and anonymously.  Within a few minutes you can create your employment profile, post your resume and view job matches based on your skills and preferences and start getting contacted by employers.

Snagajob is a niche employment website used primarily by hourly workers and employers of hourly workforces.

Miscellaneous Resources:  How to Manage Your Online Reputation
Checking up on applicants’ social media profiles is becoming routine for many employers and admissions offices around the country. Recruiters say social media helps them gain a more comprehensive picture of a candidate than a simple resume and cover letter. Depending on how they view what they find, an applicant’s web presence can make or break an offer. This is especially true for students or recent graduates lacking a detailed job history to support their application. 
Offers compiled huge pools of resources to help you not only choose the perfect school, but also to maximize your student experience. can help you find a degree that interests you, help you find distance-learning and online schooling opportunities, and even get financial aid.

Career Bliss
Career Bliss believes in job seekers becoming familiar with a company before committing to joining their team. That's why they've compiled thousands of real company reviews, from real employees, to help you make a more educated decision. Know the company you want to research?

Career Builder
CareerBuilder has the largest online job site in the U.S., but they're more than just a job board. They are the global leader in human capital solutions. Through constant innovation, unparalleled technology, and customer care delivered at every touch point, CareerBuilder helps match the right talent with the right opportunity more often than any other site.

Cost of Living Calculator
Use this cost of living and salary comparison tool if you are planning to move to a new city. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this calculator shows how income potential differs across geographic locations, by occupation choice, along with in-depth cost and demographic data. You can compare up to four cities at a time.

Divercity Board
Specializing in jobs for veterans and people with disabilities, Divercity Board is full of employers in your hometown, waiting to receive your resume, today. On Divercity Board, don’t just find any job, find the right career for you!

USA JOBS is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities.

Higher Education
HigherEdJobs is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. More colleges and universities trust HigherEdJobs to recruit faculty and administrators than any other source. Each month the site is visited by more than one million higher education professionals who rely not only on their comprehensive list of jobs, but also on their news and career advice.

National Career Development Association

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.

NC Office of State Human Resources
Bring your passions, creativity and strengths to work every day. Whether you are interested in the arts, transportation, IT, the environment, public safety, healthcare, or countless other areas, they have an opportunity for you. Their careers are as diverse as the citizens we serve! Search for a job with one of the largest and most geographically diverse employers in North Carolina, where career opportunities are varied and every job helps enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the state.