Career Resources

                               Complied by Helen Godfrey, MA, NCC, BCC, LPC

                                             www.theauthenticpath.com

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 Benefits

Employee Benefit Research Institute

 

Boomers & Seniors/Resources

AARP: Interviewing Skills video

AARP: Your Online Presence

Book: Don't Retire, Rewire

Book: Encore Career Handbook

Book: Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

Book: Modernize Your Resume

Book & website: This Chair Rocks

Book: Wise Aging

Encore Talent: Job and volunteer postings

Retirement Jobs.com

Workforce 50 : Job postings for boomers, seniors and 50+


Career Assessment Tests -Many are Free & How to Choose a Major and/or Career Path

 Are You on Purpose? Informal self-quiz/check list via The Authentic Path

Career Readiness Handbook by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Career Quiz via the Australian Government

Job Skills Assessment via The Authentic Path

Happiness Tests via The University of Pennsylvania 

How to Choose a Major Zety

Learn How to Become-A visual resource with information about various careers.

MAPP-Free and paid versions of their career assessment. 

Myers/Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory Career Assessment Tests: The Myers Briggs is a personality test. This infographic will give you a quick overview. The Strong Interest Inventory helps you understand your internal motivators via a 3 letter code and then gives you a list of job titles that you may enjoy. 

My Next Move-Free career assessment tool. 

My Skills/My Future via Career One Stop-Reviews your past jobs/skills and recommends related jobs.

PathwayU is an easy to use assessment that connects you to real-time jobs based on your responses. They have offered my clients and readers a 25% discount. Please email me at info@theauthenticpath.com for the discount code. 

StrengthFinder-This is one of my favorite tests. It won't give you a list of jobs but it will help you understand who you are so that you know the kinds of tasks you may enjoy and the work environment where you may do well. For example, one of the strengths is empathy. If you score strongly on empathy, you will probably not enjoy firing people or being in a role where you can't help someone. 

Sokanu

Traitify

What Can I Do With A Major in... List of job titles related to major via MyPlan.com


Career Books (Zero affiliate links)

Ask for It

Designing Your Life

Do What You Are

Getting Your Dream Job

Hacking the Internship Process

I Could Do Anything if Only I Knew What it Was

Lean-In for women in the workplace.

Lean-In for Graduates

Pathfinder

The Perfect Phrases books are an ideal resource for the workplace:

Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People

Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors

Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews

Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees

Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals

Power Ties for international applicants seeking work in the U.S.

The 2 Hour Job Search

The Care and Feeding of Your Young Employee: A Manager's Guide to Millennials & Gen Z

You Majored in What?!

What Color is Your Parachute?

Wishcraft


Career Development Plan

Article-Aspiring Sr. Manager's Guide to Writing a Career Development Plan via University of York


Career Fairs

Best Hire Career Fairs

Diversity Career Group

Diversity Jobs

Hire Live

Job Fairs: Virtual and in-person

Job Fair X

National Career Fairs

Recruit Military


Career Research

25 Highest Paying Careers via College Choice

Accounting Degrees in Texas via Accounting.com

Accounting Licensing Information and Networks via Accounting.com

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Careers in mental health via DrugRehab.com

Career One Stop

     * Additional resources through Career One Stop

     Career One Stop Videos

     Career One Stop Business Center-Find & hire talent.

     Career One Stop Competency Model

    Career One Stop Credentials-Research credentials & find training.

    Career One Stop Disaster Recovery Services

    Career One Stop Get My Future Resources to find career, training, college, etc. 

    Career One Stop Green Careers

    Career One Stop Help for Ex-Offenders

    Career One Stop My Skills My Future

Caregivers Jobs via InHome Care

Career Resources via the National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Fortune 500-List of the top 500 companies in the U.S. 

Healthcare Admin Jobs via Discover Healthcare

Healthcare Admin Jobs via University HQ

How to Become via University HQ

How to Become a Medical Professional via EduMed

How to Become a Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree via Study.com

Online O*Net-Career match tests as well as industry trends & salaries.

RoadTrip Nation: Interviews with professionals in a wide range of industries.

She Can STEM: Information and stories about STEM professionals especially for young women

The Authentic Path's Pinterest Board

Upskill Houston information about careers in construction, health science, petrochemical and transportation


College Resources

Degrees (Difference between degree types and institutes' rankings)

What is an associate's degree? The Best Schools

What is a bachelor's degree? The Best Schools

What is a master's degree? The Best Schools

What is a doctorate degree? The Best Schools

 Department of Education Scorecard

 College Navigator Tools from The National Center of Educational Statistics

 Find training resources through the Career One Stop

 U.S. Department of Education


Consulting 

Consulting Firms Directory via Management Consulted 


DisABILITIES Resources

 Affordable Colleges

At Work-Resources for employers and job applicants.

Business Programs and Resources for Entrepreneurs/Graduates with DisABILITIES via Rider University

Careers and Degrees in Healthcare: A Guide for Students with Disabilities via EduMed

College Resources for students with DisABILITIES via College Choice

 Disability Solutions job board.

Employment Resources via Fiscal Tiger

 Financial aid for students with disabilities

Financial aid and resources for students with disabilities via Coupon Follow

Maryville online university's disabilities guide

Maryville online university/accreditation

Resources for Students with DisABILITIES via EduBirdie

Resources for Students with DisABILITIES via Education USA/Dept. of State

 Resource Guide for College Students with Disabilities

Speech Disorder Resources for College Students

The Complete Guide for Deaf & Hearing Impaired College Students via Hearing Health 

 Understanding the ADA

 U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  Vocational schools

Work from Home Space Design and Advice article via FreshHome


Freelancing

99 Designs

Airtasker

Care.com

Fiverr.com

Freelancing sites via Dollar Sprout

Guide to Freelancing via ZenBusiness

Guru.com

Upwork.com


Gap Year

The Ultimate Guide to Taking Your Dream Gap Year Via Mint's blog


Government Jobs

 Usajobs.gov


Importance of formal education

 Infographic about education and earnings via the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Internships

Internships.com 

RippleMatch: Internships and jobs for college juniors, seniors and recent grads.

Sleep internships, Yes, it's a thing!

State Department Internships

Texas Internship Challenge

Virtual Student Federal Service:8 month remote internships with the government.


Interviewing

AARP Interviewing Video: Helpful, well done video for all ages

Article,Interviewing: Are you Making These Mistakes article via The Authentic Path. Fast Company interviewing video at bottom of page.

STAR Behavioral Interview method infographic


International Employment

Aeon

Akadeus -Jobs postings with business schools in the U.S. & abroad.

Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Professional Fellows Program

Club Med- International resort. 

Dave’s ESL Café - Resources for individuals interested in teaching English overseas. 

Disney China-Teach English with Disney. 

Engage Education-Teaching jobs in the UK.

FacultyVacancies.com -International and domestic teaching jobs.

Go Abroad

Go Overseas

Indeed Worldwide

Interdisciplinoxy-Jobs with international business schools.

JET Programme-Teach English in Japan.

Jooble lists international opportunities.

List of international NGOs

List of international schools

Peace Corps Staff

Peace Corps Volunteer Program

ProFellows professional and academic fellowships both domestic and international

ProfessorPositions.com International and domestic faculty positions in Higher Ed.

Short term work abroad through Nomad

State Department

Student Travel Programs: The Key to Making Travel Affordable via Million Mile Secrets

The Uni Jobs -Jobs in higher ed both in the U.S. and abroad.

Transitions Abroad

U.S. AID

WWOOF-Live, learn and work on an organic farm with room and board covered in the U.S. and abroad.


International Job Seekers’ Resources for job seekers not permanently authorized to work in the U.S.

Book: Power Ties (This is not an affiliate link)

Houston Chambers of Commerce and Greater Houston Area Chambers of Commerce-This can be a good way to leverage your language and cultural knowledge.

Degree Translation Services via The Texas Education Agency

H1B Visa Jobs

My Visa Jobs


Job Search

After College-Jobs and internships-input your graduation date and major for suggestions.

America's Service Locator- Connects individuals to jobs & training in local, One Stop Career Centers.

Counselor jobs via HoustonLPC.com

FairyGodBoss- Jobs and companies reviewed for women.

FlexJobs- Legitimate telecommuting jobs.

GradReach-Recruiting company that specializes in helping recent college grads find work.

HBCU 20x20-Job and internship resources.

I Hire HR Job board

Indeed -Pulls from company websites based on your keywords.   

Industry specific jobs-join your industry’s professional organization for additional job postings via Career One Stop.

Idealist-Jobs for people who want to make the world a better place. 

Jobs for people who are 50+  

RippleMatch-Jobs and internships for recent college grads as well as college juniors and seniors.

State job banks via Career One Stop.

The Ladders-$100K+ jobs. 

Women for Hire-Jobs for women including work from home jobs.

Zippia Scroll down for jobs based on major, job or company


Job Search Organization

Great tool, and free, to follow-up and track your applications at Job Well

Various free printables to help you stay organized via Whitney English


Language Learning Resources

All languages

BBC online language courses

Duolingo

Houston Language Partners

Pimsleur  is a language program used by the State Department*

(*Pimsleur is an affiliate link that does not increase the price for you but gives me a small commission if you purchase. I only recommend products that I have liked, tried and believe will be helpful for you.)

 Radio Lingua

Speed Reading


French

Best French Reading Resources for Beginners via French Beginner

18 French Newspapers that Will Make You a Better French Learner via French Together

Leadership

Article: How to be a Charismatic Leader via UCL School of Management


LGBTQIA+ Resources

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Report with list of LGBTQIA+ friendly companies

LBGTQIA+ Career Resources via SOACE

OUT and Equal-Job postings, webinars and conferences. 


LinkedIn

LinkedIn Examples: by LinkedIn


Moving Resources

Moving costs calculator via MoveBudda

Mover reviews and advice via Consumer Affairs


Networking

Career One Stop Professional Association Finder

Professional Networking Resources


Non-Profit Resources

10 non-profit job boards via Non-Profit Tech for Good

Non-Profit Tech for Good

Texas Association of Non-Profit Organizations (TANO)


Online Courses

Blueprint crafting courses. Being creative spills into all areas of your life including your career.

Coursera

EDX

Free online courses via Open Culture

Skill Share 

STEM Courses via The Simple Dollar.

Udemy


Online Education

I have vetted the following resources as best I can. Please be sure to do your due diligence to make sure the education you are signing up for meets the accreditation standards required in your field. 

www.collegedegreesonline.com

Maryville University

www.socialworkdegrees.org 


Organization

Simpleology

 ToDoist

Professional Online Portfolio

Somebody.io

This is a free website. Here is mine. I did not include projects which may be helpful to include depending on the type of work you are seeking. 


Relocating

ADT Crime Map

Area Vibes

Bankrate's Cost of Living Comparison

Consumer Affairs Moving companies and advice.

HomeFair City Reports

My Move-Resources for moving, cost of living and more.

Numbeo offers cost of living resources for the U.S. and abroad.

Relocating to Houston-Resources through the Greater Houston Partnership.

Salary.com Cost of Living Wizard


Resume Templates

Free resume templates via Hloom

Free resume templates via JobNexus


Salary

Career One Stop Wages

Glassdoor

Paycheck City

Payscale

Texas Workforce Commission

ZipRecruiter

 Compare the cost of living in different cities Salary.com, Homefair , Best Places and at Bankrate


Seasonal Jobs

Cool Works

Job Monkey


Scholarships

 College Scholarships.com

 Go College

Scholarships.com


Small Business Grants

FedEx Grant

Resource for small business grants via Lendedu and Bizit


Small Business Resources

Amazon sell handmade goods on Amazon

Etsy free courses on how to sell on Etsy

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA free webinars

SCORE live and recorded webinars

HubSpot  free courses.


Student Loans

Non-profit advocating for fair practices for student loans Student Borrower Protection Center

Private student loan resources via U.S. News & World Reports

Student loan consolidation resources via U.S. News & World Reports


Teaching Resources

Learn about early education degrees and requirements for various states via Discover Early Childhood EDU

Lesson Plans for Teachers at Teacher.org

Streamline your grading with Gradescope

Education Degree Guide Series

Associate's Degree – https://www.teachingdegree.org/online-degrees/associate/ 

Bachelor's Degree  – https://www.teachingdegree.org/online-degrees/bachelors/

Master's Degree – https://www.teachingdegree.org/online-degrees/masters/

Doctoral Degree – https://www.teachingdegree.org/online-degrees/doctorate/

Guide to a Teaching Programs in Texas – 
https://www.teachingdegree.org


Telecommuting Jobs

60 Best Remote Job Search Sites via Ryan Robinson.

70 Ways to Make Money Online via Ryan Robinson.

Remote jobs with Amazon

Flex Jobs

Flex Jobs-List of 100 companies with remote jobs. 

Skip the Drive

The Work at Home Wife

The Work at Home Woman

List of remote jobs via Small Revolution


Trade Schools

I have vetted the following resources as best I can. Please be sure to do your due diligence to make sure the education you are signing up for meets the accreditation standards required in your field. 

Trade Schools via Best Trade Schools


Travel Jobs

Travel as a therapist (occupational; LCSW; etc.) via Allied Travel Careers


Vets/Military

Long list of resources for Vets including job search resources

Orion Talent

Military Crosswalk

Military One Source

Military skills translator through the VA

Military to civilian job translator


Volunteer

AmeriCorps

American Hiking Society

Catchafire

Peace Corps Volunteer

Rei Volunteer Vacations

United Way

Volunteer Match


Women’s Resources

FairyGodBoss: Companies and jobs reviewed for women

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Lean-In

Working Mom


Working Vacations

If you are a fitness teacher, Fit Bodies, Inc., will hire you for contract work at resorts


Perfect for frugal travelers who want to work-anything from milking goats to babysitting, etc.: Work Away


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