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Previewing Links to Other Web Sites in The Job Center

Here you can preview Web sites prior to assigning them to youth. There are two sets of Web sites for youth to explore:

  1. Sites linked on youth pages: Select pages throughout The Youthhood link to related Web sites for youth to explore.
  2. Additional sites linked here only: We provide additional links for you to consider assigning youth here. Some are specific to individual circumstances and are only applicable to a certain group of youth.
Learning About Work
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

What Interests You? (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Skills Profiler

Transferable Skills Survey

Career Exploration, Training & Jobs (Career One Stop) Browse CareerOneStop's video collection to learn about careers, industries, skills and abilities, or work options and education levels, many also available in Spanish.

JobStar Central: Job Search Guide

Drive of Your Life (Indiana Youth Institute) Drive of Your Life is a fun Indiana specific online career exploration game. It helps middle school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. This free educational tool lets kids answer a series of questions about themselves to learn what careers could interest them and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers – all in their own customized car.

Jobs & Careers (USA Gov) Games, videos and information for teens about jobs and careers.

Learning About Work

SnagAJob.com: The Part-Time and Full-Time Hourly Job Site

First-Time Tips for a Teenage Jon Seeker (Goodwill) Q & A, legal restrictions and general information for first-time teen-aged job seekers.

Teen Business Link from the U.S. Small Business Administration

Teen Rights in the Workplace (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)) Information for teen workers on their rights in the workplace regarding hours, safely and benefits.

Federal and State Rules Regarding Young Workers (YouthRules!) Everything you need to know about the rules and labor laws for workers in your state.

Age Requirements for Youth Laborers from the U.S. Department of Labor

Understanding Jobs

Career Guides from JobStar Central: Links to Info on Specific Careers (JobStar Central)

100 Fun Jobs (Create a Career) A list of 100 fun jobs including descriptions and average salaries.

Project C3: Connecting Youth to Communities and Careers (Project C3 is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP)) Site has information from employment to fun things to do in the community for youth to find resources in their communities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Information regarding occupation groups searchable by entry level pay, education, number of new jobs projections, growth rate and on-the-job-training.

Career OneStop

Government and Non-Profit Career Fairs (US Department of State) Career Fairs for government and non-profit agencies which can be searched by your location around the US.

Career Searching with a Disability (Disability Job Exchange) A job search engine designed for those who have a disability.

Understanding Careers

Career Quiz (Princeton Review) A quiz to help you determine you areas of career interest.

Interest Profiler (O Net) The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work and helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. You can find out what you like to do.

The Career Key Test

MAPP Your True Calling (Assessment.com) The MAPP career assessment is perfect for students, graduates and working adults. You'll get a wealth of information to help find the right career that matches your unique assessment profile.

Taking Career Inventories

Additional Sites to Consider

Career Guides from JobStar Central (JobStar Central) Links to sites offering information on careers. Find out what kind of education or training is required, what it is like for people currently working in a specific field, what kind of money can be earned, and more.

Knowing it's Important
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

JobHunter's Bible (jobhuntersbible.com) Links to career tests and tips for how to take them.

Career Information: What Do You Like? (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Getting Help

Disability Mentoring Day October 18, 2006 is DMD! Sign up for job-shadowing and hands-on career exploration.

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP))

Finding Good Jobs — Info from The National Organization on Disability (National Organization on Disability)

Self-Advocacy and Disability Disclosure (Pacer) Information on how and when to disclose disability status to employers.

Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability (MoneyGeek) This guide was created to introduce disabled workers and job-seekers to the rights afforded to them by federal and state governments. In addition, there are useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making a reasonable accommodation for you.

Having a Disability

Additional Sites to Consider

Work & Disability Resources for Youth and Families (National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability–Youth)

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