Career Exploration Links
The links from this page go to other areas in the Department of
Workforce Development Web site and to external sites. These links should be viewed as informational
resources and not as recommendations.
Wisconsin Job Centers have designed a variety of publications to
help you get connected to the world of work
are skills that can be used in every occupation, regardless of the type
of work. They are universal skills. This publication provides
a checklist for self-identification of your skills.
WISCareers is a career
assessment, exploration and planning website designed to provide career
development with a Wisconsin focus. The audience level includes
elementary, middle school, high school, and adults.
offers a variety of tools that can be used in your job hunting or
career development goals. Transferable Job Skills are skills
that you have acquired in your daily life, from hobbies, work
activities, classes, parenting, sports, virtually any thing
can be transferred to your next job or career. There are five key
components to the transferable skills section of Quintessential
O*NET Online – Occupational Information Network
makes occupational information interactive and accessible for all. The O*NET database includes
information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests
associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career
exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions,
such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training
with current workplace needs.
- Got aspirations to pursue more education but low on cash or don't know where to start, check
out KnowHow2GoWisconsin to turn your college dreams into action-oriented goals!
Learn More Resource Center
is Indiana's Pre-K to College Connection. Learn More was created to support the Indiana Education
Rounddiv's P-16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement. The plans key
principle is that in today's world, students need to successfully complete postsecondary education.
Information is organized into four major headings: parents, students, counselors, or adults.
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Wisconsin Job Centers have designed a variety of
publications to help you get connected to the world of work. Each major topic
(1) Job Readiness, (2) Job Search, (3) Resumes and Applications, and
(4) Interviewing offer many additional sub topics. See examples below
and cover letters: With this update of a popular BLS article, you’ll find out the best ways to
present your credentials to prospective employers.
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Career One Stop
Provides information about pathways to career success. Includes tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals
explore career and industry projections, salaries and type of education in each state.
State Occupational Projections
information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared
among States. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within
one State. New ten-year spans of occupational projections are updated once data for all states
has been collected.
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University of Wisconsin System
is a Higher Education Location Program. This site contains information about admissions requirement, majors and career
directions provided by each of the institutions in the University of
Wisconsin System including 13 universities, 13 freshman-sophomore Colleges and
UW-Extension. The information is provided to you and your family by the UW
HELP, which is a unit of UW-Extension that provides a service for the UW System.
MajorMania is the University of Wisconsin System's tool for discovering which
UW System Campus has the major program you are interesting in exploring, includes Teacher Certificate Programs.
Wisconsin Technical College System
provides information for students, counselors, employers and parents on all things related to an education at a
Wisconsin Technical College.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Federal Service Student Ambassadors
provides all students (high school and higher), parents, and career
professionals information on different educational opportunities
offered by Federal Government departments and agencies, or
Scholarship for Service a program that is a
unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of Federal
information assurance (computer science and information
security are types of study) professionals that protect the government's critical
information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund
the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board
while attending an approved institution of higher learning. Be sure to
review their What’s SFS area for more information.
Scholarships.com is a
free college scholarship search service and financial aid
information resource on the Internet. You can create a personal profile and
their matching engine will present you with complete and accurate information
on the most relevant, attainable college scholarship awards. This
site and the SearchForColleges.org are sponsored by National Association of Student
Financial Aid Administrators ( NASFAA). Please note,
that a screen for SearchForColleges.org pops up on
U.S. Department of Education
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) is sponsored by the US Department
of Education. According to the site: "FAFSA opens the door to the federal aid
process. Every step you can take gets you closer to achieving your education
goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end."
Student Guide to Financial Aid is a
comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S.
Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three
major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal
Student Aid office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide
tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. Guides are
also available in Spanish.
Federal Student Aid
(FSA) The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA)
programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing
nearly 70% of all student financial aid. Help is available to make
education beyond high school financially possible for you or your
child. The information provided here is designed to assist you in
your college planning. It provides you with access to and
information about the products and services that you will need
throughout the financial aid process.
FSA is financial help for students enrolled in
eligible programs at participating schools to cover school (a four-year or
two-year public or private educational institution, a career school or trade
school) expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and
supplies, and transportation. Most federal aid is need based. The three most
common types of aid are grants, loans, and work-study.
Free Wisconsin School Locator website
WI HomeTownLocator website allows you to search for Wisconsin Schools by name, city and zip code.
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The United States Census Bureau offers an LED Extraction tool which enables streamlined access to the
public-use data produced through the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership. This tool provides CSV files for the exact variables and characteristics
requested by users.
includes population, labor force demographics and occupational data. Data available on-line.
Wisconsin Economic Indicators are
comprised of a series of 22 indicators of data that measure Wisconsin's economic and labor market condition.
A comparison of the most recently available data to previous data indicates improvement or decline of economic conditions. Data available on-line.
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Last updated 11/11/2013