Exploring Careers

General Resources

  • Desicion Tool - 80,000 Hours Desicion Tool - 80,000 Hours!
    This decision-making tool asks a series of questions designed to help you clarify your decisions, priorities, options and plans when choosing a career.

Self-Assessment & Career exploration

  • JobNow (eLearning at SFPL) JobNow (eLearning at SFPL)
    For career exploration try Career Assessments & eParachute. JobNow also includes live chat service for resume reviews, business writing, interviewing skills and job search.
  • National Career Development Association National Career Development Association
    Offers a huge collection of mostly free online resources for career exploration.
  • California CareerZone California CareerZone
    A proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed for students. A wealth of information on 900 occupations.
  • Explore Careers by Industry - Indeed.com Explore Careers by Industry - Indeed.com
    Explore potential career paths in almost every industry.
  • mySkills myFuture mySkills myFuture
    Identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to your current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, apply for jobs and more.
  • Explore Careers - Career OneStop Explore Careers - Career OneStop
    A large job search portal where you can assess your skills and interests, look at your work values, find job outlooks and use more tools to help you decide on a career. In English and Spanish.

Job Descriptions & Industry Exploration

  • SFPL Business Databases & eResources SFPL Business Databases & eResources
    Research companies and industries using our business databases. Look for financial reports, rankings, SWOT analysis, comparison charts, and much more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. From the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • My Next Move My Next Move
    For youth, an excellent resource for those looking to start or change careers featuring 900 career options, searchable by key words or by industry. Assess your interests and career paths using O*NET Interest Profiler, a personality test that will point you in the right direction.
  • O*Net O*Net
    Has detailed descriptions of the world of work, hundreds of job descriptions, outlooks, salaries and more.
  • California Occupational Guides California Occupational Guides
    Similar to Occupational Outlook Handbook but for California. Offers job descriptions, outlooks and more.
  • Licenses and Licensing Boards in California Licenses and Licensing Boards in California
    Check to see if your desired occupation requires a license. Select California from the list of states.