JOB SEARCH

O*Net Online, Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Bureau of Labor Statistics each offer a wealth of career information on numerous occupations including salary information, projected growth for that job and necessary education level, knowledge, skills and abilities.

JibberJobber helps you manage your relationships. It allows you to track who you have contacted and when you need to do so again. The basic memberships is free. Paying for the service offers additional features.

Quintcareers and JobHunt are useful for general career information, advice and plenty of resources.

If you live in Anne Arundel County, Maryland go to an Anne Arundel One Stop Career Center for free job search help. If you live anywhere else in the US, use this tool to search by zip code or city to find your local workforce development office for free job search assistance.

FREE ASSESSMENTS

There are many websites offering free assessments. Below are a few for personality and strength exploration. They are all free and some provide a result that resembles a Myers Briggs Personality Type (MBTI) preference. It’s a best practice to discuss assessment results with a career professional to validate them and have a deeper understanding of their meaning. 

To find your "temperament" you can use the Keirsey Temperment Sorter. This free assessment will suggest your temperament type and brief summary.

To find a Myers Briggs type code click on this link and then choose the Free Jung Typology Career Indicator. This free assessment will suggest your type and a brief explanation of what that means.

This newer assessment was created by Marcus Buckingham, the creator of StrengthsFinder. It helps with personal branding by distilling your style and strengths into the top two traits (out of nine) that make you stand out.  The detailed report explains what you do best and suggestions to maximize these strengths.  

This newer assessment gives a Myers Briggs type along with an additional characteristic that they have added. The website has a wealth of information and support related to personality types. 

DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEETS

These worksheets are available for download through Brand Career Management

Uncover Your Work Values

Assess Your Skills

LINKEDIN

This document shares additional sources for learning more about using LinkedIn for job search and career management purposes.  Resources for learning more about LinkedIn

CAREER PROFESSIONALS


The Essential Guide to Career Certifications

This is an electronic resource listing 50+ certifications in the career industry. As a gift to colleagues, I have made it accessible here. The data is from 2017 and no future updates are planned. It is copyrighted material, so please give credit to Paula Brand or Brand Career Management if the information is copied

Interested in becoming a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)?

The following providers offer FCD classes:

In the New England area:
Programs run by Jim Peacock of Peak Careers

Virtually:
Programs run by Dr. Constance Jenkins Pritchard of The Pritchard Group

In the Mid-Atlantic region:

Programs run by the Workforce Excellence Group

Janet Wall offers online courses to career professionals for continuing education through CEUonestop


You can also find information about FCD training at the National Career Development Association

Later you must register with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) to become a GFCD.