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Career Exploration Resources

Finding the perfect career for you and your unique set of skills, educational and work history, and interests can be a challenge. The below resources can help you explore the available careers, understand demand, and ultimately find the perfect fit for you.

Explore Your Career Interests

  • Career Explorer Assessment
    CareerExplorer is a source of career data and information, with over 1,000 profession and degree profiles, up-to-date labor market data, how-to guides, expert interviews, and more.
  • MyPlan
    MyPlan.com helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers with over 150,000 pages of content, including articles, statistics, images, and videos.
  • My Next Move
    My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.

Education and Training

  • What Can I Do with This Major
    Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation Scholarships
    The Community Foundation administers more than 130 scholarship opportunities for college, graduate school, and vocational training.
  • RochesterWorks!
    RochesterWorks offers free employment and workforce development services for every job seeker - the parent, the caregiver, the student, the veteran, the upstart, the entrepreneur.
  • Scholarships.com
    Scholarships.com offers a simple and accessible approach to finding and applying for scholarships for students of all ages.

Discover Occupations

  • O*NET Online
    O*Net Online list hundreds of occupations along with growth, salary, in-demand, education, skills needed for the occupations.
  • NYS Department of Labor Jobs in Demand
    NYS's official job portal that will offer a qualified jobseeker a reasonable expectation of obtaining employment in at least one region in New York State.
  • NYS Department of Labor Potential Employers
    Information for more than 777,000 establishments in New York State were compared with statewide industry staffing patterns to allow you to identify businesses most likely to employ workers in your occupation.

Career Resources & Development

  • RBA Staffing & Screening Industry Insights
    Greater Rochester Chamber's staffing and screening division offers tips for job seekers on how to improve resumes, answer interview questions, change careers, and more
  • Urban League of Rochester Entrepreneurship Resources
    The Urban League of Rochester's Entrepreneurship and Wealth Building Division supports minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses and helps entrepreneurs and small business owners launch and/or grow their businesses through classroom instruction and one-on-one technical assistance.
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