Using the Net to Learn More About Occupations and Careers for Students

How to use the Net to learn more about occupations and careers

Lots of avenues are available for exploring specific careers, occupations, and industries on the Net.

Career Exploration Links includes occupational information about numerous career fields.

Although offering a limited number of careers, the Careers in Business at Ohio State University provides an awesome collection of information and trends about these selected career fields.

Read informational interviews with people in various occupations at Career Chase. has profiles of 22 industries. offers information on numerous industries and careers. provides a selection of industry profiles.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, is an invaluable guide to careers. Search the handbook or go directly to the handbook’s main page.

O’NET ONLINE offers search by occupation, by skills, by related occupations, snapshot (important features), or details. You can also access the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) online.

And, of course, Quintessential Careers has a section specifically on Career Exploration Resources.

Return to the main page of A Student’s Guide to Job-Hunting on the Internet.

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Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Take advantage of The Quintessential Careers Content Index, which enables site visitors to locate articles, tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets in 35 career, college, job-search topic areas.