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Explore an Occupation

This page will take you through 4 steps to identify an occupation, prepare for a career in that field, and provide job-specific resources. It starts with searching (over 1,110) general occupations, and ends up providing details (including job links for many similar job titles).

Step 1: Enter a Keyword: Enter a keyword related to the job you wish to find. For example, if you are looking to establish a career as a Java Programmer, you might like to enter "programmer". This will identify (from a listing of over 1,110 general occupations) all jobs that contain the word "programmer". More specific types of "programmers" will be found under the tab "Similar Job titles" in Step 3 - for example, you will find job links to job titles such as: ".NET PRogrammer", "Java Programmer" and many others (in this case there will be 77 specific types of programming job links listed).

Step 2: Select a Job: Based on the keyword you entered above, you will be presented with a listing of occupations. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of occupations below
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply browse the list of occupations. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover jobs that might be of interest.

Once you have identified an occupation of interest, simply click on it.

Step 3: Prepare For a Job: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for a career in this field. Information includes core and supplemental duties, general and specific work activities, knowledge required, skills required, preparation required, educational requirements, work experience required, local salary information, certifications, links to find a job, similar job titles (with links to jobs), occupations with similar capabilities and interests (starting a career), and occupations with similar skills and Experience (changing a career).

Step 4: Job-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that will provide detailed (updated) links to occupational information specific to the Job you selected. This information includes:
Occupational Profiles: Provides resources that can help you to identify which occupation might be a great fit for you.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview.
Salary Data: Sources that can provide detailed salary and wage data.
Jobs: Directs to job banks and resources. There are many options available to identify job openings.
Classifieds: Provides links to job classifieds, often broken down by specific industry.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
Career Change: There are many issues involved when planning a career change process, and these resources will help.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.
Career Path: Various resources to help you explore the career path related to your selected occupation.

1) Enter a keyword

This page starts with searching (over 1,110) general occupations, and ends up providing details (including job links for many similar job titles). Please enter a keyword and click "Show Results" to begin your search.
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