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 - 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


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Emerging Leaders - Internship opportunities - International internship and volunteer opportunities - A minority internship program - Search internships, by
Walt Disney World College Program - Contact the Career Development Center for information on this program and when Disney will next visit MTSU! - Internship articles


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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. - 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 - 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 - 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.
City of Murfreesboro
Daily News Journal - powered by CareerBuilder
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

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. - 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 - Search jobs and post resume

Graduate or Professional Schools

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Graduate Management Admissions Council - GMAT testing information - 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. - America's Best Graduate Schools


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COSD - Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
disABLED Persons, Inc.
GettingHired - Careers and community for people with disabilities. - 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 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). - 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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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 - 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. - 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 - Connect with those in need of childcare, tutoring or senior care
American Camp Association - Summer camp employment
Groove Job - Shows employers with part-time job listings by state
Kelly Services - Staffing agency search - 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 - short-term employment in U.S. and worldwide