Internet Sites for Career Planning

The Internet offers us, as career development professionals, a huge variety of resources to use as we work with students and clients.  There are so many in fact, that searching for the best or most useful ones can take many hours of online research.  It is our hope that we have done most of the preliminary work for you. We have undertaken a time-consuming effort to collect, organize, curate, and publish online, a listing of free, current, and credible resources that are available on the Internet and are useful to career counselors, coaches, and specialists as they work with clients. The point is to list the best resources, as determined by a group of capable volunteers, not necessarily all possible ones.  

In addition to the professional judgment of the volunteers, specific criteria were used for acceptance. Sites included should:

  1. Follow the mission of NCDA which is “to inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals” and may not violate the NCDA non-discrimination policy.
  2. Be viewable by anyone with Internet access without any major or substantial services requiring payment (in other words the critical information is free)
  3. Contain accurate, factual, unbiased, and current information
  4. Have strong and obvious relevance to career development
  5. Be easy and clear to navigate
  6. Provide information of use to the client
  7. Be professionally prepared and executed (embedded links work, presentation is professional, grammar correct, no typos, extra resources and assistance provided when appropriate).

Users may suggest additions and deletions if a new site fits the above guidelines. Please submit the title of the resource, the link, a 2-3 sentence description of what the site contains, and additional information for the reviewers. Submit the request now. Use our form – do not email NCDA. Lengthy “sales pitches” about a new site will not be considered. Updates will be made at semi-annually or more frequently, if appropriate.

Click on the category below to find the resources you wish to review and use. Before using the links, please review the NCDA Legal Notice and Disclaimer.

[Note: These links were updated in April 2017, thanks to our capable Volunteers]

 

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