Here are the Web Research Sites for GUID 1/Psyc 5

WEB RESEARCH SITES

 

The Web research sites will take you on a guided journey across the Internet to research topics related to the textbook and classroom activities.   I recommend that you do NOT pay for reports, advice, or tests.  Try the free sites that interest you.

PERSONALITY RESEARCH WEBSITES:

 *Free sites to take personality tests (DO NOT PAY FOR REPORTS):

 

Many different kinds of tests and quizzes:

 

This site is for research about personality type (DO NOT PAY FOR  REPORTS). Scroll down and click on ‘What are Personality Types?’:

 

* Full descriptions of all 16 Myers-Briggs Types:

 

Free TRUE COLORS Quiz:  Click on “FREE QUIZ”

 

  VALUES, INTERESTS, & SKILLS WEBSITES:

EUREKA ONLINE WEBSITE (TRUE COLORS Quiz and more):

  • Web address, username & password to be handed out in class

 

Work Values Assessment:

 

Career Options based on Holland Code—scroll to bottom of page and select Holland Theme (Artistic, Realistic, etc.):

 

*This site has an Interest Inventory which helps sort careers by dominant interest areas:

* An online Skills exercise to search for careers that match the skills you want to use in future work:

 

An online Skills assessment:

 

*The Department of Labor has produced two excellent instruments to help with identifying careers related to interests and skills—the Interest Profiler and the Work Importance Profiler.  The two instruments can be downloaded to your computer from the following address:

 

The California Department of Education and Community College sponsored site for personal career exploration:

 

Assessment to explore career options from Monterey Peninsula College:

 

Holland’s Interest areas:

CAREER RESEARCH WEBSITES:

* Occupational Information Network—Click on “Find Occupations” and “Browse by Job Family”:

 

* This site has links to lots of different sites including assessment and career information.  Click on ‘Reality Check’ & ‘Career Zone California’:

 

* Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)—three ways to search for career and occupation information at this site:

 

Occupational Outlook Quarterly supplements the OOH four times a year with topics about careers:

 

* California Occupational Guides (Occupation information)—although some of the reports are a few years old, the basic information is still good:

 

For locating in-demand occupations, emerging occupations, industry research, and/or occupations that are important to homeland security and the U.S. economy:

 

Disability Job Accommodations:

MAJOR RESEARCH WEBSITES:

Various tools are available to help find education and training opportunities including The College Finder (click on ‘TOOLS & RESOURCES)

 

And, the College Opportunities Online web tool (COOL) Contains many private/independent colleges:

 

* To search for information about Majors:

 

* A useful website that has information about “What you can do with a major in______”:

 

Search by Occupational Information:

 

*Find Career & Certificate programs at Bay Area Community Colleges: For community college programs search by “Keyword”

 

The College Board Career & Major Browser:

 

*California State sponsored site which allows you to search CSU & UC schools by major and/or major concentration:

 

MonsterTrak;  answer some questions, check out resources, complete a personal profile:

OCCUPATION & JOB SEARCH WEBSITES:

 

* DeAnza College Career Center—Resumes, Job Announcements, & resources.  For help with resumes click on “How To” Guides:

 

Resumes and all areas of Career Planning:

 

To learn more about diversity and the workplace:

 

* Create individualized reports specific to your interests (Excellent site):

 

Occupational Information:

 

* The Career Guide to Industries gives information on careers by industry and employment needs:

 

For sample resumes:

 

The Wall Street Journal:

 

INTERNSHIP information:

 

 

Apprenticeships:

 

Job Search:

Job Announcements:

 

Military Career Guide Online:

 

U.S. Government Jobs:

 

Volunteer (Bay Area Volunteer Center):

SALARY INFORMATION WEBSITES:

Free internet salary calculators are convenient tools, but they don’t usually offer information based on a company’s size or industry group.  All calculators and surveys use different databases and criteria to produce their findings so they may result in different figures.

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW WEBSITES:

Career Interviews with real people:

 

 

COLLEGE, TRANSFER, & FINANCIAL AID WEBSITES:

* U.S.Dept. of Education:

 

* Site to obtain Free Application for Federal Student Aid:

 

California State University (CSU):

 

University of California (UC):

 

Independent Colleges:

 

* Transfer and Major Information:

 

For help with planning your future:

 

A site with lots of information and links to California Colleges:

 

 

This page last modified on October 20, 2009