Career and Personal Development
Career Exploration Resources
Informational interviews are a great tool for learning more about a particular career. You can set up informational interviews with anyone who works in your field of interest, including Neumann alumni, friends of your parents/family, or even community members who work in the field in which you are interested. A counselor at the Career and Personal Development Office can help you find potential contacts.
O*Net OnLine is a resource developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is updated regularly and provides information on specific occupations and job descriptions. It includes details on tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities, job outlook and salary information. Here you can also find suggestions for related careers that use similar skill sets.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a resource developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is updated every other year and provides information on job outlook, salaries, working conditions, training, and other career-related information for a multitude of professions.
You can use WetFeet.com to get detailed information and resources on employers, careers and industries. It offers articles about trends, markets, major players, and jobs in leading industries.
Glassdoor.com is an excellent way to get inside information on companies you might want to work at, including how satisfied the employees are, what they see as the pros and cons, and how much they are earning.