Helpful Info

College and Career Information Sites
Click on any of the blue titles below to learn about resources available to you.
 
 
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. The BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
 
 
CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the US Department of Labor, is your pathway to career success. Several tools are provided for job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. CareerOneStop is a source of employment information, career inspiration and a place to manage your job skills including:
  • Find Local Help helps connect individuals to employment and training opportunities. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.
  • ToolKit helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The website features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools and career exploration assistance.
 
CareerBliss
CareerBliss.com,is a free career community that empowers job seekers with jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of great career advice articles. CareerBliss was started in 2008 and allows users to look at the reviews and salaries for over 100,000 employers. CareerBliss has been seen on About.com, Huffington Post, Forbes.com, AOL Jobs, Business Week, The Houston Chronicle, Seattle Pi, and thousands of other sites.
 
 
Resume Builder 
The Riley Guide Resume Builder helps you create a personalized resume that highlights your unique skills, experience, and accomplishments. It uses your information to deliver specific phrases and suggestions to make your resume shine. You will be guided step-by-step through each section, so you get the help you deserve from start to finish.
 
 
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
 
 
 
O*NET OnLine
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information, career exploration and job analysis!
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.
 
 
College Foundation of North Carolina
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the state of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply and pay for college. Check out career planning tools for elementary students through adults, including interest inventories, learning style and personality assessments, resume builder, job descriptions and videos. You can use the online admissions applications and comprehensive college profiles of the more than 110 North Carolina colleges and universities. A transfer student planner includes articulation agreement information pertinent to students looking to transfer to a four-year institution after completing their associate's degree.
 
 
The National Center for Education Statistic's website allows you to can research general information about a college or university, such as:  tuition, fees and student expenses; financial aid, net price, enrollment, admissions information, retention and graduation rates, programs/majors, varsity athletic teams, accreditation, campus security and cohort default rates.
 
 
University and College Accountability Network
U-CAN is a web-based resource designed to offer students and families concise, consumer-friendly information on hundreds of private, nonprofit colleges and universities. You have easy access to information on net tuition, average loan debt at graduation, class-size, and much more! U-CAN was developed and is managed by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
 
 
College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success - including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.