Explore Career Interests and Goals
Meet with a UD ACCESS advisor for career exploration and assessments
- Identify your career interests and goals.
- Evaluate your strengths and transferable skills and how these may benefit employers.
- Consider your preferences for a work environment (i.e. geographic location, hours, industry).
- Meet with a University of Delaware ACCESS counselor for career exploration and assessments. The ACCESS Center offers career assessment and counseling, and academic advisement for adults.
Online career advice and information
- LiveCareer—offers career resources and information for all stages of the job search process
- JobHuntersBible.com—site hosted by Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute
Gather Career and Industry-specific Information
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics resources
- Industries at a Glance—research occupations by different industries and get information regarding training and advancement, earnings, expected job prospects and working conditions.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)—search by specific careers and view information regarding training, education, earnings, expected job outlook, working conditions and day-to-day responsibilities for different occupations. OOH is revised every two years.
Sites maintained by career-specific professional organizations are geared toward practicing professionals and provide information for individuals interested in entering the fields. These sites are useful for learning about a profession, networking with others, and often list employment opportunities.
- Big Data/Analytics—INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)
- Business Analyst—International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
- Certified Personal Trainer—American College of Sports Medicine
- Clinical Trials Management—Society of Clinical Research Associates
- Project Management—Project Management Institute (PMI) Delaware Valley Chapter
- Paralegal—Delaware Paralegal Association | Philadelphia Association of Paralegals | Paralegal Association of New Jersey
Utilize Online Job Search Sites
- Department of Labor Job Bank—links to employment offices within each state and provides practical information for the job search process
- Indeed.com—current postings for jobs nationwide, as well as articles and resources
- CareerBuilder.com—one of the largest databases of current job postings
- Monster.com—one of the largest databases of current job postings
- ReferenceUSA—provides detailed information on 14 million US businesses so individuals may identify and research companies of interest
- Simplyhired.com—searches job openings across the web
- Snagajob.com—postings for hourly jobs: full-time, part-time, and seasonal
- TheLadders.com—job matching service to help professionals connect with recruiters and employers
- USAJOBS.gov—current job postings within the U.S. Federal Government
- Chronicle of Higher Education —resource for current job openings within higher education
- Delaware Nursing Jobs
- Dice.com—resource for job openings within technology professions
- eFinancialCareers.com—resource for job openings within finance and financial services
- HEALTHeCAREERS.com—resource for jobs within the health care/medical field
- HealthCareerWeb.com—resource for jobs within the health care industry
- Idealist.org—resource for jobs, internships, and volunteer work in nonprofit sector
- Mashable.com—resource for social media, marketing, technology, advertising, design, development, and public relations jobs throughout the United States
- Nursing Jobs
- SocialService.com—resource for social service jobs throughout the United States
- Workforgood.org—resource for job openings within the nonprofit sector
- LinkedIn.com—provides a professional network where individuals connect to contacts to exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities