Resources

The Career Development Center maintains this list of Internet resources relating to career preparation and job search. Browse resources by the list of topics below. Items marked with are provided/sponsored by the CDC .

Note: Many of these sites are not maintained by MTSU or the Career Development Center. Neither the University nor the Center is responsible for the contents of these sites.


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Self Assessment

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FOCUS - A web-based career assessment.

Self Directed Search Online - The SDS was developed by Dr. John Holland , whose theory of careers is the basis for most of the career inventories used today. Take the free paper version by contacting the CDC.

America's Career Info Net - Assess your skills and personality to find a career to match Keirsey

Temperament Sorter - Free registration for personality assessment

Tennessee Career Information Delivery System (TCIDS) - Take a career assessment or look up different career fields

TypeFocus.com - Free and fee-based assessments based on Carl Jung's concepts and personality type research to help people understand themselves better

QuintCareers - Career Assessment Tools and Tests


Career Exploration

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What Can I Do With This Major? - Online guide for each major
Career Success Plan - An overview of the six steps for career success from the CDC
CareerTV - Career video website for a variety of topics including career exploration
Ashland University - What Can I do With a Major in... - Strategies to get to specific careers as well as transferable skills
America's Career InfoNet - Occupational profiles
College Board Major and Career Profiles - view information on majors and related career options.
Career Voyages - Outlining several career clusters, this site is designed to provide information on high growth, in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.
JobStar Central - Guides for Specific Careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook - By the U.S. Department of Labor, research specific careers
Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online - By the U.S. Department of Labor, research specific careers
O*NET - Interactive occupational information
Holland Code Career Search - by ONET
Holland Code Occupational Search - Search occupations by Holland Code courtesy of Vista Life/Career Cards
Princeton Review Online - Information on majors and careers
Tennessee Career Information Delivery System (TCIDS) - Take a career assessment or look up different career fields


Resume/Letter Writing

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Resume Writing

CDC's Resume Writing Guide
CDC's Reference Writing Guide
Writing the Freshman Resume - Just starting college and need to apply for part-time employment or summer jobs? Review this information for the "new" college student.
CareerTV - Career video website for a variety of topics including resumes and cover letters
CDC Resume Checklist - A list of criteria on which resumes uploaded to Lightning JobSource are evaluated.
CDC Sample Resumes by Discipline

JobWeb Career Library - See sample resumes and read articles on effective resume writing, including the following:

Quintessential Careers - articles, guides and examples on writing different types of resumes:

The Riley Guide - list of resume resources

Cover Letter Writing

CDC Cover Letter Guide

CDC Samples

JobWeb Career Library - resources on writing cover letters and thank you letter
Quintessential Careers - articles, guides and examples on writing different types of cover letters:

The Riley Guide - list of cover letter resources


Internships

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Emerging Leaders - Internship opportunities
Idealist.org - International internship and volunteer opportunities

INROADS.com - A minority internship program
InternshipPrograms.com - Search internships, by WetFeet.com
Walt Disney World College Program - Contact the Career Development Center for information on this program and when Disney will next visit MTSU!
WetFeet.com - Internship articles


Interviewing

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InterviewStream - An interactive mock interview program-- must log in to Lightning JobSource to access.

CareerTV - Career video website for a variety of topics including interviewing

Interviewing - A list of common questions and preparation methods from the CDC.

CollegeGrad.com - Interviewing articles

Handling Illegal Interview Questions - from JobWeb

Interviewing Articles - from JobWeb

What to Wear? - Read about professional dress and see examples for men and women.

Wet Feet - Interviewing Articles


Job Search--General

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Lightning JobSource - the CDC's online job database and recruiting program
After College - Job and Internship search
America's Job Bank - Job search, post resume. Good catalog of state Departments of Labor
CBCampus - Job search engine powered by Career Builder.
CollegeGrad - Search jobs, post resume, and many resources
Employment Guide - Job search
HotJobs.com - Part of Yahoo: Search jobs, post resume and resources
Indeed - Searches multiple job sites at once
Juju - Searches multiple job sites at once
Military Job Zone - Job search for veterans
Monster College - featuring internship and entry-level opportunities targeting students and recent grads.
Six Figure Jobs - Career advice and job search
TwoLingos.com - Job search for bilingual positions in U.S. and internationally by language
Wet Feet - Search jobs, post resume and career resources
Vet Jobs - Veterans employers job search


Job Search--by location

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Local & Regional

Chambers of Commerce - are organizations providing information on business and industry in particular cities.

ChattanoogaHasJobs.com
City of Murfreesboro
Daily News Journal - powered by CareerBuilder
KnoxvilleHasJobs.com
Middle Tennessee State University Jobs
Nashville Jobs Link - In partnership with the Nashville Chamber, search local opportunities.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Employment opportunities
Rutherford County
State of Tennessee - Jobs with the State of Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tennessean - powered by Career Builder
Vanderbilt University Jobs
WorkNashville



International Opportunities

Association for International Practical Training - Programs and services for U.S. and international students and professionals
CDS International - is a non-profit organization that supports intercultural understanding through international exchange and professional development programs in Argentina,
Germany, Russia, Spain and the United States.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) -is a U.S. non-governmental international education organization. CIEE creates and administers programs that allow high school and university students and educators to study and teach abroad.
Dave's ESL Cafe
EmployIreland - Search for jobs in Ireland.
Foreign Labor Certification Data Center - Database of companies hiring employees on H1-B visas
Global Volunteer Network - International volunteer opportunities
Institute for International Education - Study abroad student guide and programs
JET Programme - A Japanese exchange and teaching program.
JobCyclone - is a local online job bank, serving the various industries such as Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tech/Engineering, Banking, Administration and Secretarial, Construction, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and many more industries of Singapore.
Jobsearch.ie - is an Irish-owned Job site, established in 2004 by Bedouin Ltd.
Jobs in the South West (UK) - Online jobs board for vacancies in all sectors in the South West and the local area.
Overseas Jobs - features overseas and international job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers.
Study Abroad - source of information on educational opportunities for students to study in other countries.
United Nations Internship Program - Internship information
Uniworld Directory - search foreign companies operating in America or American companies operating in foreign countries (MTSU email required).
Work Gateways - Find jobs in the UK as well as advice on how to adjust to working abroad
Department of Defense Education Activity - Information regarding schooling of children of America's service men and women
Department of State:Teaching Overseas - Recruiting agencies and organizations by the State Department
Footprints Recruiting - Recruiting organization serving many countries
Going Global - Resources and job postings for finding an international career
Teaching Jobs.com - Search jobs and post resume


Graduate or Professional Schools

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Graduate Management Admissions Council - GMAT testing information
GradSchools.com - Graduate program search
Graduate Record Exam - Register to take the test or get information to prepare you for the exam
Law School Administration Council - LSAT test and law school information
MTSU College of Graduate Studies - learn more about MTSU's graduate programs
Owl at Purdue - guide to writing a personal statement.
Peterson's Grad Channel - Program search, test preparation and financial aid information
Princeton Review Courses - Program and school search, test scores and skills
U.S. News.com - America's Best Graduate Schools


Diversity

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COSD - Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
disABLED Persons, Inc.
GettingHired - Careers and community for people with disabilities.
INROADS.com - A minority internship program
LatPro - Hispanic and bilingual jobs search and resources
Diversity Employers - Search jobs, post a resume, and research careers. Come to KUC 328 to view this month's copy of the Diversity Employers magazine.
IMDiversity - Resource for minorities to search jobs, post resume, and review articles.
National Business and Disability Council


Researching Employers

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Business Week Company Insight Center - Information on company standing and current events.
College Grad.com Top Entry Level Employers
Fortune - Lists top 500 companies and other lists as well.
Hoover's Online - Some information on companies for free, more with a subscription
Reference USA - Business database, contains even small, private companies
Uniworld Directory - Search foreign companies operating in America or American companies operating in foreign countries (MTSU email required).
Vault.com - Information by industry or employer, also great general career advice
CareerJournal - The executive career site by the Wall Street Journal


Salary and Relocation Information

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About.com Compensation Center- Links to many sites
City Search - Online city guide and yellow pages
Find Your Spot - Take a quiz to find the best places for you to live or pick cities for a good comparison
Homefair.com - Salary and Relocation Calculator
JobWeb - Read current info on the job market and salaries
MTSU Salary Summary--View salary data from the most recent annual report as well as from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Salary.com - Compensation data, most comprehensive
Super Pages - Online yellow pages, relocation information and address lookup.
Tennessee Career Information Delivery System (TCIDS) - Great for salary comparison of TN vs. Nation plus much, much more.


Student Employment, Camps, Summer and Part Time Jobs

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Camp Jobs - Search by position and location, post resume
Camp Staff - Search summer jobs
Care.com - Connect with those in need of childcare, tutoring or senior care
Summercamps.com
American Camp Association
MySummers.com - Summer camp employment
Groove Job - Shows employers with part-time job listings by state
Kelly Services - Staffing agency search
SnagAJob.com - Part-time and hourly job search
Call Center Classifieds - Search for call center and customer service positions
Coolworks - Seasonal Jobs in National Parks, Ski Resorts, and more
Backdoorjobs.com - short-term employment in U.S. and worldwide
SitterCity
tutor.com