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Career and Industry Information

While only two percent of job seekers find jobs through the internet, the web is an essential tool in researching careers and industries. Below are resources to assist you in researching career fields and industries so you can better understand what's out there and what kind of career you might pursue.

Our new, state-of-the-art Career Management and Job Search System is an excellent career exploration resource.

Find detailed information about Washington careers, schools and training programs. Choose from multiple assessment tests, create a portfolio, research specific careers, discover helpful tools & resources and much more. Email spucareercenter@spu.edu for the Site Key

Informational Interviewing  (CCC handout - PDF)
Conducting informational interviews is a great way to gain a better understanding of a specific occupation or industry.

Glass Door
Committed to helping college students learn about workplace transparency and provide them with the information
to find the right jobs and companies, research salaries and benefits, and prepare for interviews.

insidejobs.com Discover careers you don't yet know about!
Descriptions are fun to read and include salary ranges, cutting edge jobs, and videos for an inside look into different careers. Founded by former Amazon.com exec, Todd Edebohls, to help people realize their full potential.


Explore the zigs and zgs your career can take. PayScale GigZig™ shows the real relationships between jobs and what those jobs typically pay based on answers submitted by the millions of people who have taken the PayScale salary survey. Career planning, research and education resources included.  It's quite unique!

jobipedia.org is a public service provided by the HR Policy Association to help new entrants into the workforce find jobs.  Every an
swer you read on jobipedia was written by someone from a large employer who actually hires employees for a living.

Visit the "career development" section of Jobweb, from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, to walk through four stages of career development: Discovery, Exploration, Experience and Experiment and Choice.

The Occupational Information Network is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. Find in-depth information about jobs or use a list of your skills to find matching occupations. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Handbook, produced by the US Department of Labor, is a nationally recognized source of career information. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes working conditions, what workers do on the job, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Riley Guide
A-Z index of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet.

Seattle Networking Guide
The trusted information source on networking and community relations in Seattle.

From Accounting to Venture Capital, Vault's industry channels give you the insider research, community, and career tools you need to get in and stay ahead.

Research is the key to finding the right job and Wetfeet's "insider guides" to companies, industries, and career issues are the highest quality research available to job seekers.

What Color is Your Parachute?
A popular resource for job search and self-assessment.



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