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.
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.
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.
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
In the Mid-Atlantic region:
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.