Career Resources on the Internet


Career Assessments



The Virginia Education Wizard can help you discover your career path.  The Wizard offers a career interest inventory, a work values inventory, and a skills assessment.

Create a personal career key using Holland's code of 6 personality and work environment types.  Use your career key to identify groups of jobs most likely to fit you.

In 10-15 minutes, the Career Key test helps you make a good decision by accurately matching you to the careers and college majors that fit your personality best. Over 30 years of scientific research shows an accurate match leads to higher job satisfaction and success.

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. offers this powerful 70-question personality instrument to help individuals discover their personality type.







Choosing a Major


The VA Education Wizard offers a vast array of information regarding choosing a major.

The University of Delaware's Major Resource Kits (MRK) links academic majors to career alternatives by providing information on career paths, sample job titles, and a short bibliography of related resources. 

Candid Careers has career videos available at their web site. Each is a few minutes long, requires no software or special skills to be viewed, and provides the viewer with a snapshot of what it is like to work in any of the featured professions.







Resume Tips


The Virginia Education Wizard also offers a free resume builder as well as interview tips.

The Riley Guide is here to guide you through the many online sites and services that are useful for your job search. We do not post jobs nor resumes, we don't review resumes, and we cannot forward them to others on your behalf.

With job search tools and career advice, shows you how to land the job that's right for you.









Occupational and Career Information


Find out more information about specific careers in Virginia such as:  required education/training, job growth projections, salary according to location and more. 

At Career One Stop, explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are growing, get resume writing tips, job interview strategies and more.

The largest open access entry level careers Web site for college students and recent grads, with more than 10,000 job postings, 140 resume templates, a searchable employer database (more than 8,000 entries), and the entire contents of the best-selling book College Grad Job Hunter online and free for all to access.

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) offers information about job opportunities, unemployment insurance, and the labor market in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Job Accommodation Network is an international, toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities.

Glassdoor offers job postings from major companies across the country.  In addition, Glassdoor provides students unlimited access to all resources such as company information, salary information, and interview information.




CareerBliss offers help comparing career and multiple user-generated data points such as job satisfaction, pay-scale and overall employee happiness, known as the "Bliss-Score," that will help you decide whether that great-looking job will be worth taking – or if you should stay well away.

If you’re re-entering the workforce or just browsing for a better opportunity, CareerBliss provides job interview and resume tips, articles on job-hunting and hiring trends, and company question-and-answers to help you build a more blissful career.



















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