Gone are the days when your entire career amounted to working for one company before retiring with your gold watch. Today, if you're employed by someone else, you're always on the look-out for your next job.
Here are few good sites to help with keeping up to date on your career options:
- O*NET OnLine povides information on more than 900 careers, including skills, work activities, education, job outlook and salaries. Also, streamlined interactive sites for accessing the O*NET database can be found at My Next Move and My Next Move for Veterans.
- From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,the Occupational and Employment Statistics program produces annual employment and wage estimates for more than 800 occupations. Look for national and local estimates of average hourly and annual wages, hiring industries, and geographic profiles. Professional researchers will appreciate the time-saving chart and mapping tools for use in client reports.
- Get an inside look at the best - and worst - companies to work for from those who have been there, done that at Monster.com. Employees, job seekers, and the companies themselves contribute anonymous salary information, company reviews, interview questions, and more. I especially like the "Company Salaries by Occupation" feature.
What's your favorite resource for career-related information?
This originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of ResearchNOTES, a monthly email bulletin with my top tips for online research.