Sites Related to the Major and Career Exploration Center

  • O*Net Interest Profiler

    This can help you find out what your work interests are and how they relate to the world of work. This website also helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

    Personality Type Inventory

    This is based on Carl Jung's and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory. Find out the strengths of preferences and the description of your personality type. Discover careers and occupations most suitable for your personality type.

    Focus 2 Career

    Guides students through a reliable, intuitive career and education decision-making model to help them choose majors offered, explore occupations, and make informed career decisions. The cutting edge design engages students in the career planning process, helping them to plan for and achieve career success throughout their lifetime.

    This site requires prior access through the MCEC. Please call our office at 724-357-5701, and we can help you.

    Candid Career

    Gain access to the career advice of industry professionals, and see it all on video! CandidCareer.com features informational interviews to help you discover and explore your many career options. Search by industry, career title, college major, or keywords. Gain honest and valuable insight from the men and women working in a particular field.

    Career One Stop

    The nation’s publicly-funded resource for job seekers and businesses. Find jobs from entry level to technical to professional to CEO. Identify job-ready workers with the right skills. Locate public workforce services in your area. Explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot, get résumé writing tips, job interview strategies, and much more.

    USA Jobs

    Information on obtaining a federal job, including worldwide job vacancies, is updated daily from a database of more than 17,000 job opportunities. The positions available are mostly public service jobs. There is no charge to apply for jobs online, and you can sign up to have job postings sent to you by e-mail. The site also includes a résumé builder, instructions for first-time users, hot jobs, student jobs, and information regarding homeland readiness and security.  

    Job Star

    This site contains state and worldwide job search guides. It offers a variety of information related to salary, the hidden job market, hot jobs, training and education required for certain jobs, tips on how to write a résumés, career guides, and free online tests.

    America's Job Bank

    This excellent site allows you to search a job databank with one million job postings, post résumés online, and set up an automated job search. First, select a job title from 22 job categories that are then broken into specific occupations. Then, select a zip code and choose the range of miles from the originating zip code to search for jobs. The results will show the job title, location, salary, and education and experience needed. It will tell you how many jobs are available daily and how many new résumés have been received. This site also allows you to search for jobs by state and to search for military positions.

    Career Builder

    This site provides easy steps to locate a job (search by field, interests, or location); allows you to search for temporary, part-time, or full-time work; and offers advice on a variety of issues. There is an area where you can post and send résumés and sign up to receive information about jobs via e-mail. The job seeker toolkit is helpful along with information regarding online career fairs. IQ testing and sections for students, graduates, and those interested in technology are available. This site also provides information on how to survive a layoff.

    Big Future by the College Board

    This site helps answer that question of “what can I do with this major?”

    Occupation Outlook Handbook

    This site outlines careers within the US, their hiring practices, and requirements associated with respective positions individuals strive to be hired for.

    O*NET OnLine

    O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.