- JobStar Central Guides for Specific Careers
- Links to sites offering information on careers. Find out what kind of education or training is required, what it is like for people currently working in a specific field, what you can earn, and more.
- Monster Career Center Jobzilla
- Select your area of interest, and see which career might be for you. This site includes information about the skills and education required for different jobs, gives the employment outlook, and links to information on related careers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- This site includes descriptions of different occupations, educational requirements, salaries, working conditions, and more.
- Resume Help
- Resume Examples & Free Cover Letter Writing Help. Free resume writing examples and samples. Research how to write a resume and cover letter. Site offers resume writing samples, job interview tips.
- Brain Fuse
Brainfuse is the online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa public and academic libraries, formerly provided by Learning Express. From academic tutoring to career coaching, Brainfuse offers innovative services designed to meet patron needs. Users decide how they want to acquire a skill or grasp a concept, and Brainfuse gives them the tools to master it.
Iowa libraries have access to the Brainfuse suite of academic and career resources including:JobNow: one-of-a-kind career assistance that covers all major aspects of job hunting. Adult Learning Center: providing academic assistance designed for adult learners. VetNow: supporting the community’s veterans and their families with locating eligible benefits, live online academic tutoring, employment transition assistance, and finding community resources.
The State Library provides Brainfuse at no cost to Iowa libraries through a state appropriation from Iowa Workforce Development.
How to Start a Student Website
More students are seeing the value in creating a website for themselves where they can package together their achievements and really bring a personalized voice to their experience, creating a digital portfolio that has unlimited reach. This allows them to stand out among the competition, showcase beyond the restrictions of a traditional resume, and offer some control over their online reputation management.