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Careers

Learning About Careers

Career Cruising

  • CAREER CRUISING
    Career profiles, assessment tools and other career-related information.
    (Remote access requires a CLP library card.)

Career Cruising Basics Tutorial

Career Cruising Basics Tutorial

Other Web Sites

  • ApplyApp
    Follow on Twitter: @ApplyApp
    This online matching site allows job seekers the ability to link directly to their LinkedIn account or copy and paste a résumé. The service also lists local jobs and how well they match the job seeker's provided résumé and skills.
  • CareerOneStop
    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides resources on salary and benefit information, job training, résumé and interview techniques and tools to transition from the military.
  • CHRONICLE CAREER LIBRARY
    This is available within the library at these locations: JCEC at CLP - Main and CLP - Downtown & Business
    The Chronicle Career Library provides comprehensive descriptions of more than 2,000 jobs. Each occupational brief includes information on the work performed, training, education or certifications needed, hours and earnings and employment outlook.
  • www.glassdoor.com
    Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.
  • JobGateway
    This is the State of Pennsylvania's official website for job seekers. Get career assistance, search for local job openings, create and manage your resume, apply for jobs online, connect with employers, and learn more about individual services.
  • JobScout
    JobScout is a free, online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook details the training and education needed for each job, average earnings, expected job prospects, job requirements, working conditions, job search tips and information about the job market in each State.
  • O*Net Skills Search
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network, this site helps you find careers related to your unique skills.
  • PA Career Coach
    This application from Pennsylvania's Center for Workforce Information & Analysis will give you the median hourly wage of a career and the number employed in your area. Then it will give you the skills needed for that job.
  • PA WorkStats: Pennsylvania's Workforce Statistics
    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry provides Labor Market Information (LMI) Resources, including a Career Guide. Broken into several parts, this .pdf publication begins with an interests quiz (Get To Know Yourself, p. 6). Use your interest code from the quiz to find suggested careers (Occupational Data Bank, pp. 18-51).
  • Princeton Review: Careers After College
    Follow on Twitter: @tprpittsburgh
    Includes a quiz to determine your style, interests and suggest careers.

Upcoming Classes

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Skills for Success: Online Job Searching
Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center- CANCELLED
CLP - Woods Run
Monday, October 27, 2:00 PM
Interviewing Basics
A Skills for Success workshop by the Job & Career Education Center
CLP - Brookline
Tuesday, October 28, 10:00 AM
Mock Interviews
Career Development Program
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Wednesday, October 29, 1:00 PM
Skills for Success: Learn LinkedIn
Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center
CLP - Downtown & Business
Wednesday, October 29, 2:00 PM
Resume Assistance by appointment
Career Development Program
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 PM
Finding Your Career Path
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Thursday, October 30, 12:00 PM
Resume Assistance by appointment
Career Development Program
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Thursday, October 30, 3:00 PM
One on One Career Assistance
CLP - Squirrel Hill
Thursday, October 30, 4:00 PM
Skills for Success: Interviewing Basics
Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center
CLP - Woods Run
Monday, November 3, 2:00 PM
Learn LinkedIn
A Skills for Success workshop by the Job & Career Education Center
CLP - Brookline
Tuesday, November 4, 10:00 AM
Makership Grant Information Session
CLP - West End
Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 PM
Resume Assistance by appointment
Career Development Program
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 PM
Skills for Success: Career Cruising
Brought to you by the Job & Career Education Center
CLP - Squirrel Hill
Thursday, November 6, 10:00 AM
Job Negotiation Strategies for Women
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Thursday, November 6, 12:00 PM
Resume Tune Up
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Thursday, November 6, 1:00 PM
Resume Assistance by appointment
Career Development Program
CLP - Job and Career Education Center
Thursday, November 6, 6:00 PM

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Salary & Benefit Resources

  • PA Work Stats
    (Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry)
    A comprehensive online resource serving Pennsylvania's job seekers, employers, education and training providers, counselors, news media and workforce professionals. This website provides links to various employment and wage statistics.
    • Occupational Wages
      The site can organize wages and salaries statewide, by county, by metropolitan area or by workforce investment area.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Jason's Salary Calculator
    Converts a given salary into its equivalents - per hour, per day and per month.

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Relocation Resources

  • RPS Relocation
    This website provides relocation services, forums and tools and calculators relevant to moving.
  • Pittsburgh City Living
    Select the attributes that best fit your lifestyle and the things that you love. When finished, hit the "Match Me Up" button and the site will show you a listing of the Pittsburgh neighborhoods that are perfect you. This site also includes links to city programs, events, news and other resources.
  • USA CityLink
    A wealth of information on most major U.S. cities, including classifieds and job listings, rental and real estate information, links to local businesses, hotels, travel resources and roommate locator.
  • Moving.Com
    Apartment rentals and home listings, moving information and services, financing information and even home and garden advice! Find and compare your potential earnings in hundreds of U.S. cities.
  • HomeFair.com
    This website offers a salary calculator, cost of living tools, and other relocation advice.
  • ePodunk.com
    ePodunk provides in-depth information on more than 46,000 communities around the country. Listings also include information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other attractions across the U.S.

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Ex-Inmate Resources

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Books in Our Collection

Career Guides

Test Drive Your Future : 12 Simple Steps to Choosing Your Perfect Career
Test Drive Your Future : 12 Simple Steps to Choosing Your Perfect Career
Focus on College and Career Success
Focus on College and Career Success
Turning Points : Your Career Decision-Making Guide
Turning Points : Your Career Decision-Making Guide
I'm on LinkedIn--Now What??? : A Guide to Getting the Most out of LinkedIn
I'm on LinkedIn--Now What??? : A Guide to Getting the Most out of LinkedIn
Mind of Success : Your Guide to Career Building and Self-Actualisation
Mind of Success : Your Guide to Career Building and Self-Actualisation
Creating Job Security : Resource Guide
Creating Job Security : Resource Guide
Your Next Career : Do What You've Always Wanted to Do
Your Next Career : Do What You've Always Wanted to Do
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