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Assess Yourself

Assess Yourself

Know Your Skills
Identify Your Work Skills
Soft Skills
How to Match Skills to Occupations

Know Your Interests
What Are Your Interests?
Matching Interests to Work Options

Know Your Work Values
Why Values Matter to Your Career
What Are Your Work Values?

Put Your Assessments Together

Explore Careers

Explore Careers

What is a Career?
Job vs. Career
Formal Education Pays Off

How to Find Career Information
What is a Career Cluster?
What is a Career Pathway?
Researching Careers
Test-Drive a Job
Career Information Resources

Discover Your Career Options
Tips to Change Careers
Growing Careers
What Are Green Careers?
Hot Jobs in Your Region
Nontraditional Careers
Self-Employment

Career Search Tool
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Construction
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Business, Management, and Administration
Education and Training
Finance
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Human Services
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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Manufacturing
Marketing, Sales, and Service
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Create a Plan & Set Goals

Create a Plan & Set Goals

Making Decisions
Setting Realistic Expectations
How to Make Career Decisions
Weighing Your Options
PACED Decision Making
Time Management
How to Disclose

How to Set Goals
What Are Short-Term Goals?
What Are Long-Term Goals?
Making SMART Goals

Make a Career Plan
Take Charge of Your Career
Develop Your Plan
Sample Career Plans
Career Plan Timetable
How to Stick To Your Plan
Creating Plan B

Expand Skills

Expand Skills

Skills Employers Want
What Are Job Skills?
Transferable Skills
Skills Gained in Prison

How to Develop Skills
Ways to Gain Skills
Training Options

Going to College
What Is College?
Types of Colleges
Types of Degrees
Online Programs
Succeeding in College
Tips for Adult Students
How to Apply
Application Process
College Entrance and Placement Tests
Paying for College
Types of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Eligibility for People with Felonies
FAFSA Information

Search Training Tool
Program Search
Course Search
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provider List
Apprenticeship Search

Find a Job

Find a Job

The Hiring Process
Job Search Preparation
How Employers Hire
Filling Out Job Applications
Answering the Tough Question
Practice Job Application
Finding Job Openings
Job Search Websites
Negotiating a Job Offer
What Employers Offer

Job Search After Release
Common Jobs for Newly Released
Jobs Affected by Criminal Record
Barred Occupations
Work Restrictions
Job Search Under Supervision
Employment and Your Parole Status
Criminal Records and Your Job Search
Seeing Your Criminal Record
Types of Employment Checks
Background Checks for Ex-Offenders
Changing Your Criminal Record
Legal Resources

Know the Workplace
The New World of Work
Today's Job Market
Employment Realities
Employer Expectations
Using Your Judgment
Tips for Older Workers

Making Connections
What is Networking?
How to Network
Create Your Elevator Speech
Informational Interviews
Online Networking
How to Contact Employers
Benefits of Hiring Ex-Offenders

Develop Your Resume
Resume Writing Tips
How to Use Your Resume
Cover Letter Tips
Getting References
Work Samples

Know How to Interview
Types of Interviews
Scheduling Interviews
Preparing for Interviews
Interview Tips for Ex-Offenders
Dress for Success
Answering Interview Questions
Follow Up After an Interview

Get Job Search Help
Services for Job Seekers
Where to Find a Job Coach
Nonprofit Agencies
Disability Services
Vocational Rehabilitation
Employment Agencies

Manage Your Career

Manage Your Career

What is Career Management?
Overcoming Obstacles
How to Deal with Setbacks
Taking Care of Yourself
Managing Your Finances
Cost of Living
How to Make a Budget
How to Manage Your Career
Success at Work
Success Stories
Success Story: Carl
Success Story: Erica

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