This decision-making tool asks a series of questions designed to help you clarify your decisions, priorities, options and plans when choosing a career.
Self-Assessment and Career Exploration
For career exploration try Career Assessments and eParachute. JobNow also includes live chat service for resume reviews, business writing, interviewing skills and job search.
National Career Development Association
Offers a collection of online resources for career exploration.
A proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed for students. Offers a wealth of information on 900 occupations.
Identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to your current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, apply for jobs and more.
Explore Careers - CareerOne Stop
A large job search portal where you can assess your skills and interests, look at your work values, find job outlooks and use more tools to help you decide on a career. In English and Spanish.
Job Descriptions and Industry Exploration
SFPL Business Databases & eResources
Research companies and industries using our business databases. Look for financial reports, rankings, SWOT analysis, comparison charts, and much more.
Includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. From the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For youth, an excellent resource for those looking to start or change careers featuring 900 career options, searchable by key words or by industry. Assess your interests and career paths using O*NET Interest Profiler, a personality test that will point you in the right direction.
Has detailed descriptions of the world of work, hundreds of job descriptions, outlooks, salaries and more.
California Occupational Guides
Similar to Occupational Outlook Handbook but specific to California. Offers job descriptions, outlooks and more.
Licenses and Licensing Boards in California
Check to see if your desired occupation requires a license. Select California from the list of states.