Work Experience

  • Work Force Explorer includes information on: matching interests to careers, education and training opportunities, military options, choosing a career, choosing a school, and learning how to look for a job. Career clusters are groups of similar occupations. There's even a section on career clusters, that link what you learn in school with the knowledge and skills you need for success in college and careers. Students may explore this by county, and find a list of occupations in their area, including how many open positions there were last year.

    Pathways to Employment is a Washington State specific website that includes an interactive resume builder, benefits estimator, and job/transportation finder based on your home address. This website is constantly being updated, so be sure to check it often for the latest information!

    Job Accommodation Network is a great website for information on workplace accommodations for employers, employees, and job seekers. Any questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act or related legislation may be answered here.

    Find all of your how-to guides to getting and maintaining a job with this website--cover letters, interviewing tips, handshake etiquette, choosing your professional outfit, writing thank-you cards, and much more are included on this all-inclusive website!  

    Job Tips is one of the best online resources for students in transition programs. The website includes interest inventories, skills assessments, environmental demands, and job descriptions to get you started. There's also valuable information on how to find, get and keep a job.

    Money Instructor is a website that includes lessons on writing resumes, filling out job applications, interviewing, communication skills, career planning, earning money, managing money, keyboarding, Microsoft Word training, and various other career-related topics. In addition to lessons and practice worksheets, this website includes articles with helpful advice for job-seekers.

    EHOW is a great resource for students to explore categories regarding various jobs and finances. Job descriptions, career training, self-employment, making money, job salary averages, certification and licenses are a few examples of information provided here.