Career Services Career Research Resources

Career Research Resources



  • MyPlan: Robust resources with in-depth occupational information.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: The OOH is a resource that describes jobs and identifies salary ranges, specific training and more.
  • O*Net: The Occupational Information Network is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information.
  • Career Insider: a searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by" insiders", successful professionals who are actually doing the job.
  • CareerOneStop: Federally funded resource for career information and inspiration
  • Career Zone:  Careers based on the Holland Code
  • MyNextMove: Federally funded career resource web site that includes self-assessments and occupational information.
  • Occupational Trends and Job Market Outlook: What are the hot jobs? Which ones pay the most? Answers to these questions and lots more in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Panhandle Career Handbook: Occupational information specifically for the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Material focuses on occupations targeted for job training program.
  • Pursue The Passion: Videos about people who followed their passion to discover careers that are rewarding and fulfilling
  • Reality Check: Fun tool to calculate the salary necessary to support your lifestyle. Suggests occupations that earn the amount your want to make.
  • Real Life 101:  Web site with video resources.  Target audience is pre-college, but the info is good.
  • Roadtrip Nation: Define your own road in life. Interviews with individuals who describe how they found their passion in the world of work.


  • MyPlan: Robust resources with in-depth occupational information.
  • Career Aptitude Tests and Assessments: A through collection of several interest, skills, and personality assessments.
  • CareerOneStop: Federally funded resource for career information and inspiration. Provides several links to self assessment tools.
  • My Next Move: Career assessments offered by the state of Texas.
  • O*Net Interest Profiler: Learn about your interests and how the world of work matches your Holland Code profile.
  • The College Board: This is a career questionnaire that will rate your different interests from job environment to salary.
  • Team Technology: Myers Briggs Type Indicator information related to jobs and careers.
  • HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test: Free assessment that gives you your Myers Briggs Type.


  • Northern Illinois University: Their Career Services web site area has useful links to tons of career exploration information.
  • University of Waterloo: Their site has Steps to Career/Life Planning Success which helps you identify career choices.
  • Workforce Solutions Panhandle Free services for job seekers including: resume building, job training, job matching and referrals, career placement and development, career counseling, job readiness classes, youth services, veteran services, community resource information, and financial aid.








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