Career Links

Online Self-Assessment
  • Online self assessment of interests, abilities and values is available at Focus 2.  The access code for Carroll students is CareerStart.  Complete the registration information and begin your assessment! When you return to Focus 2 you can use your created login and password.
  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter - The Keirsey Temperament Sorter yields a Myers-Briggs Type.
  • Career One Stop - Site sponsored by federal government to assist in assessment and information.  Links directly to interest profiler.
  • Free online self directed search that gives you a Holland Interest code. The code can then be used to search occupations in Chronicle Guidance.
  • Career Key - Take an online interest test to discover your Holland Code, then link to the Guide to Occupational Exploration to review job descriptions. There is a cost. 
  • What Color is Your Parachute? - The online version of the print guide for job seekers. The site focuses on using the Internet to look for employment.


Occupational Exploration
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - View job descriptions, salary information and entry requirements. Updated every two years by the federal government 
  • What Can I Do With a Major In - Learn about areas of employment, strategies for gaining experience, and view links for more information about a chosen field.
  • Career Videos
  • Licensed Occupations Review - Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency through the Career InfoNet site. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation. Information for all states, agencies, and licenses may not be included.
  • Vocational Information - A clearinghouse web page, from federal government, of links to career information sites, professional associations and job searches.
  • Explore Health Careers - Learn about numerous health careers, educational requirements and employment outlooks.
  • Math, Science and Engineering Careers - Resource for exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, math, computers and health care.
  • Chronicle Guidance - Resource for researching career information utilizing Holland Codes. Student ID is required to access information from off campus computer. 


 Online Job Postings
  • College Central Network - Carroll's online job board with postings from local and regional employers. Register for free, upload your resume/portfolio, view postings and articles about job search. 
  • Carroll County Times Job Bank - Search positions in Carroll County
  • Maryland Workforce Exchange - Link to jobs throughout Maryland, searchable by skills, occupations and distance from a ZIP code you designate
  • Maryland Job Network - Links for jobs throughout Maryland classified by industry and majors
  • America's Job Bank - A national clearinghouse for the public Employment Service. Updated daily with new listings
  • Riley Guide - Huge information page on resume writing, salaries, cover letters and more
  • Green Careers Guide - International site with information about jobs, career information, and trends related to the Green Industry.  Includes information on solar energy, wind power and more
  • Career Builder - Searchable newspaper help wanted ads from across the country 
  • Computer Jobs - Employment opportunities related to technology, computer science and engineering
  • - Federal co-ops, internships, summer employment, the Outstanding Scholars Program, volunteer opportunities, and plenty of temporary and permanent part-time and full-time jobs
  • USA Jobs - Federal employment search site
  • AmeriCorps - Internships and employment opportunities in non profits
  • Idealist - Employment opportunities in environmental, advocacy and non profit agencies 
  • Salary Calculator -Provided by National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • - Projected salaries by job title and location 
  • Job Choices Magazine - Links to national employers as well as resume, interviewing information


Online Interview Preparation
  • Virtual Interview by -  The Virtual Interview contains actual interview questions ranging from puff ball to killer. This interactive section gives you the opportunity to test your answers in a safe environment so that when the real thing comes along you can engage in a meaningful exchange rather than grope for a clumsy comeback.
  • Informational Interviewing - Overview of useful job search tools including informational interviewing


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