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Resources for Career Counselors

Looking for additional resources that career counselors may need?

Minnesota Resources

    • Creative Job Search (CJS)
      Helps job seekers identify their skills. Includes job search tips for resumes, cover letters, and interviews. Creative Job Search strategy training is available at Minnesota WorkForce Centers.

    • Employers Speak Tool
      Use this tool to hear what Minnesota employers are looking for in today's workers.

    • GPS LifePlan
      Holistic websites and supportive programs with links to help students, veterans and workers set goals in the areas of career, education, finance, leadership, and personal.

    • Job Seekers Guide
      The Job Seekers Guide has curriculum (390KB, .pdf), website and a print guide (706KB, .pdf) to walk people through a career planning process. Created in partnership with Jewish Family and Children's Services of Minneapolis.

    • Labor Market Information (952KB, .pdf)
      Explains the labor market information available in the MnCareers section. It shows how occupations are organized, which occupational data is provided, and where to find additional resources.


    • Minnesota Campus Compact
      Leverages the collective assets of higher education institutions and communities and builds partnerships. Educates students to develop creative solutions to pressing public issues.


    • Minnesota Library Information Network (MnLINK)
      Provides access to a statewide virtual library. Includes open access to participating Minnesota library catalogs and secured access to available electronic resources. The MnLINK Gateway also provides links to selected free internet resources.

    • Minnesota State Legislature
      Find your legislators, follow bills, schedule a tour of the Capitol, learn about the legislative process and how to participate, and more.

    • Minnesota.gov (official website for the State of Minnesota)
      Find links to online information, services, and tools offered by the state as well as to all state agencies.


    • MyMnCareers
      Comprehensive website with career exploration, goal setting, training options, and career planning data and resources offered at three levels for low-literacy job seekers.

National Resources

    • CareerOneStop
      Provides employers, job seekers, learners, and workforce professionals access to national electronic tools. These include mySkills myFuture, Worker ReEmployment, America's Career InfoNet, America's Service Locator, and the Key to Career Success military transition portal.

    • Career and Technical Education
      Provides overview of career and technical education activities on the national level, as well as links to state activities.

    • Education World
      Helps educators find education information online. It includes a search engine for educational sites, shared lesson plans, articles and featured columns, employment listings, and more.

    • Generator School Network (GSN)
      Supports the service-learning community in all levels of education, community-based organizations, tribal programs, and all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning.

    • National Youth Leadership Council
      Links youth, educators, and communities through service-learning. Empowers youth to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into contributing members of society.

    • The Real Game
      Includes six games by age level. The games are designed to be integrated into a classroom or client-based curriculum to assist users in career and life planning. Games include "real life" simulation exercises.

    • Student Paths
      Student Paths is a publication for high school students to use as they plan their transition from high school to the future.

    • Varsity Tutors
      Varsity Tours offers a free assessment tool to teachers and counselors to track the progress of your students over time on academic practice tests and assessments.

    • Youth Service America
      Improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people participating in service-learning.

  • What Color is Your Parachute?
    This book is one of the best-selling job hunting guides available. The website is a supplemental tool to use with the book.