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Career Planning

These websites may be helpful in your career planning and are offered as an information resource (not as an endorsement of any of the commercial websites listed below). Click on one of the 10 topics to take you to that category.

 Career Research  Internships and Apprenticeships
 Disability Resources  Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviewing
 Education  Licensing
 Employment  Military
 Interest Surveys  Salary

Career Research

  • Bay County Opportunity Connection - Bay County website for recruiting and listing opportunities that employers are willing to provide for students and educators.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - The granddaddy of Web-based salary and labor market data.
  • Career Coach - Designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training for your region.
  • CareerOneStop - a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration sponsored website that offers career resources and workforce information.
  • Inside Jobs  - Explore what opportunities exist and learn the paths that can take you there.
  • Mind Tools - Helps you understand the essential skills and techniques that will help you to excel in your career.
  • Michigan Occupational Reports - Information about an occupation's job duties, salary/wages, education/training requirements, employment outlook, career ladder, related occupations.
  • Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth - The states workforce development agency with information on job training opportunities and services to employers.
  • O*NET Online - An online occupational information network.
  •  Pure Michigan Talent Connect- Learn about high-demand careers and the credentials necessary to meet employer needs, plus 14 Lifelong Soft Skills eLearning modules provide a universally accessible training resource for those preparing to enter the workforce.

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Disability Resources

  • Americans with Disabilities Act – The ADA website provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and State and local governments, technical assistance
  • Michigan Rehabilitation - MRS works with eligible customers and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities
  • Job Accommodation Network - A toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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  • Career Education Consumer Report - Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth directories and search programs for finding jobs, education and training resources and career information.
  • EducationPlanner - EducationPlanner is a career and college planning site with information to research careers, choose a post secondary school, apply on-line, and find ways to finance your education.
  • - A library search engine with hundreds of links.
  • - Get ready for college, learn about federal student aid and how to apply using the FAFSA, and get information on repaying loans.
  • What Can I Do With A Major In....? - A convenient website maintained by Arizona State University that helps you connect majors with careers.
  • What Can I Do With A Major In....? - A site maintained by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Career Services.

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Interest Surveys

  • Career One Stop - Whether you are just starting out, or wondering if another career would suit you better, self-assessments can help you consider different options and confirm types of careers that might be right for you.
  • Career Coach - You'll get career recommendations based on how your interests match up to these personality types.
  • What do you want to do for a living? - Exploring career information from O*NET .

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Internships and Apprenticeships

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Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviewing

  • Glassdoor - Information about salaries, employees' opinions about employers, sample interview questions asked by employers, job postings, and interview questions specific to the position you are interviewing for.
  • Online Tutorials for Your Career Planning - Examples of Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviewing tips.
  • Ready Prep Interviewing - Find interview questions specific to the position you are interviewing for.

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  • -State by state requirements and licensing standards for center-based and home-based daycare, national database of daycare listings, and assorted product.        
  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - State of Michigan website that contains information on all the different careers that need licensing.
  • Michigan Licensed Occupations - See which businesses and occupations require a license in Michigan.

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  • Hire Veterans.comHire Veterans is a major user-friendly Job Board helping U.S. Military Veterans connect with the best Employers
  • - Information and resources concerning life in and out of the military.
  • U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs - Provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents.
  • USA Cares– USA Cares helps provide post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need
  • Veterans E Benefits – Veterans Benefits Administration provides financial and other forms of assistance to veterans and their dependents.
  • Veterans Crisis Line – Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. 

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  • Economic Research Institute - Provides salary surveys with calculators to adjust for the cost of living in different regions.
  • - Salary news and advice, job links, and average salaries by occupation and location.

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