Career Planning


50 Best Jobs for Your Personality (2005)

145 Things to Be When You Grow Up (2004)

The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures: Internships, Summer Jobs, Seasonal Work, Volunteer Vacations, and Transitions Abroad (2005)

Backpack to Briefcase: Steps to a Successful Career (2008)

Choices for the High School Graduate: A Survival Guide for the Information Age (2005)

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You through the Secrets of Personality Type (2007)

Get a Jump!: What’s Next After High School? (2003)

Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future (2009)

Heading Out: The Start of Some Splendid Careers (2003)

Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers in an Era of Independence (2007)

New Guide for Occupational Exploration: Linking Interests, Learning, & Careers (2006)

The Top 100: The Fastest Growing Careers for the 21st Century (2009)

What Color is Your Parachute?: For Teens (2006)

Inventories and Assessments

The Fun Works for Careers You Never Knew Existed 

Career Zone - Online Assessment

Start Where You Are is an interactive self-exploration site that connects interests to careers — offers a variety of self-assessment tools that follow both a linear, step-by-step method and a more open-ended approach —, from the authors of the book Do What You Are, provides a short quiz to determine your MBTI type —

Typefocus offers a free abbreviated version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator focused on the introvert/extravert element —

Career Exploration and Planning

California Career Zone, though focused on California, offers an interactive way to assess your interests and work values, explore careers, and perform a “reality check" to assess what your ideal lifestyle costs —

Career Launch from the Boys and Girls Club of America (some sections are accessible only through a BCGC log-in) offers resources on internships, job readiness, and career exploration —

Job Hunter's Bible from Dick Bolles is a supplement to What Color is Your Parachute? and an excellent starting place — offers a careers page with information on finding a job, top occupations, and interviewing — is an employment, career development, and job finding resource for youth —

Quintessential Career’s Teen Web site offers advice on job seeking, interviewing, and job options, and provides links to helpful job information sites —

“What Can I Do With This Major?" from Duke University’s Career Center offers information on the different industries that employ each major, the different types of employers in each industry, strategies and skills for getting a job with each type of employer, and related links —

"What Can I Do With A Major In?" information from University of North Carolina Career Services —

Government Web Sites

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (U.S. Department of Labor) —

Occupational Outlook Handbook Data, including nature of the work, job outlook, and earnings —

Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a Web site with career information for youth —

Americorps lists current job openings and how to apply, plus information on internships and fellowships —

Online Military Career