NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Curricular Resources in Career Studies
Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Careers
Studies. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources
within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information.
Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...)
to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional
materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this
Careers in the Arts
Careers in Health and Medicine
Careers in Math
Hunting Jobs Theme Page
This CLN Theme Page provides links to Internet sites which bring employers and employees together. Commonly, they give job hunters space to post resumes and employers the opportunity to post job openings. Students may find these sites useful for their employer profiles and career planning resources (e.g., searching tips/suggestions, advice on improving resumes).
Researching Occupations Theme Page
This CLN theme page has curricular resources and instructional materials for teachers and students interested in researching occupations. Students can find job descriptions/profiles, salaries, educational requirements, links to professional organizations for a wide range of occuations. Also, there are links to more general occupational information such as employement and labour market trends and occupational outlooks. Teachers will find a set of lesson plans for helping students to conduct this research.
Writing Resumes and Cover Letters Theme Page
General Career Studies Resources
Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information
and/or other links related to Career Studies. Please read our
an Expert: Careers
- CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field
who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students
and teachers. Questions/answers on careers may be found in our "Careers" section
but experts in all fields are good sources of information about careers in
their chosen profession.
- The mission of BC WorkInfoNet is "to make useful on-line labour market
and career information accessible to British Columbians." Students will be
able to research the careers they're interested in, find out about jobs in
various fields, and learn more about the education and training programs that
will help them get the jobs they want. The site is funded by Human Resources
Development Canada and the BC Ministry of Education.
- A community-based partnership of Canadian non-profit and private organizations
and all levels of governments working together provides this metalist of information
and services about careers and jobs.
Environment Careers Resource Manual
- The goal of the author of this resource is to "inform and inspire Canadian
young adults about the nature and diversity of environmental careers and the
strategies for planning and maintaining such careers."
Development Manual: University of Waterloo
- This electronic version of University of Waterloo's print manual offers
a five-step process to finding the right career. Included is information on
assessing personal skills, researching career options and specific firms,
and tips on getting and keeping that right job.
- Career Paths Online is the Internet version of "Career Paths Newspaper",
a planning guide for BC students. Included are articles that will take students
through the steps of career planning, information on trends and work styles
of the "new economy", and information about specific career sectors.
Planning for Students and Parents
- This B.C. Government sponsored page mixes original content with annotated
links to external web sites in a comphrehensive coverage of career planning.
Students will find resources to learn more about the three elements to career
planning: Career Awareness (learn about various career options and students'
interests and aptitudes), Career Exploration (explore careers, consider the
future of work), and Preparing for a Career (build a career planning portfolio,
participate in work experience). The site also offers a set of links where
students can learn more about their post secondary options and an entire section
is devoted to providing resources for students who are ready to enter the
world of work now. A full set of resources is available for parents as well.
- The Minnesota Department of Economic Security has a comprehensive online
guide with lessons, tips, and advice in eight sections: Transition, Job Search
Preparation, Skills Identification, Resumes and Cover Letters, Job Search
Tools, Job Search Process, The Job Interview, and Finishing Touches. Included
within the site are downloadable worksheets.
Definitive Guide to Internet Career Resources
- An extensive meta-list of links to career related www sites.
- Experienced workers in over 200 jobs outline the rewards of their job,
jobs stresses, basic job skills the job demands, future challenges, and advice
for people interested in entering the field. Teachers should ensure that students
understand that these profiles are based on responses from one person whose
opinion does not necessarily reflect a consensus for that career. Also, Canadian
students should be aware that the data are from the United States and some
differences will exist between countries (especially salary).
- This BC site provides a free, on-line job search manual covering the following
topics: Developing a Plan of Action, Know Thyself (e.g., interests, aptitudes,
skills), The Successful Resume, Job Search Strategies, Telephone Techniques,
Information Interviews, and The Job Interview. Included within appendices
are sample resumes and typical job interview questions. Also provided are
student worksheets (e.g., aptitude quiz, skills inventory).
- The City of Calgary has a set of information and resources on education/training,
resumeés and cover letters, job search & interviews, and career planning.
Post Secondary Institutions in BC
- This CLN page has annotated links to the home pages of BC's post secondary
institutions. In addition, there are links to agencies which provide assistance
in transfering, obtaining financial assistance, and registering in BC institutions.
in Science and Engineering: The Participants
- Thirteen women employed by Schlumberger responded to a number of questions
about their careers - how they got started, challenges, daily life, travel,
major influences, etc. This page gives access to each of the interviews in
full or you can access the information by interview question. Each scientist
is also willing to answer student questions about careers in her field.
Resource Network of Canada
- Here's help for Canadian youth in preparing for and finding work that has
been made possible through partnerships between all levels of government and
the private sector. The site serves as a meta-list of links to WWW resources
organized under such topics as: self assessment, information about jobs, training
and education, job search techniques, job opportunities, and self-employment.
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