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.
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.
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.
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.com-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.
MoneyGeek.com-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.
Career Assessment Only
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.
LinkedIn Salary: Plan your next career move. Understand how location impacts salary.