My Next Move: Provides three different ways to explore careers through one website sponsored by the US Department of Labor. You can search careers by using key words, browse careers by industry, and discover your interests through the O*NET Interest Profiler by answering a free 60 question assessment. Each search method will offer a one page description of an occupation highlighting important aspects and links to training and employment information. If you’re not sure what type of work is for you, try the O*NET Interest Profiler to help steer you in the right direction of careers that match your interests, values, and abilities accompanied by information about those career fields.
mySkills myFuture: Matches a worker’s occupational skills and experiences with the skills needed in other occupations. For any occupation, users can get a list of job listings in their local area (ie state or zip code) and click directly through to the hiring company’s website. Also links to My Next Move and the O*NET Interest Profiler.
Oregon Career Information System (CIS): CIS is used by many area school districts, so you may already have a CIS account and profile. You can sign in with the user name and password you were previously assigned, or if you’re new to CIS, WorkSource Oregon has paid for you to use this website. Just enter the username: OED Central and password: panda.herd to set up an account.
Career Coach Assessment: Clackamas Community College provides an assessment similar to the O*NET Interest Profiler to help students match their interests with career fields. Many of these career pathways can start at Clackamas Community College!
FAFSA: This should be the first site to visit when preparing for college. It will help to establish eligibility for federal student aid.
OSAC: The state of Oregon’s official website for student financial aid, grants, and scholarship opportunities administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.
Veritasprep: Free SAT tips, strategies, practice tests and online lessons.
College Board: Resources to help you plan for college.
College Scholarships: Search for financial aid opportunities, grants and loan opportunities.
FINAID!: A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.
WorkSource Oregon is your one-stop career center and a proud partner of the American Job Center network. All services are free. Both online and in person at a Worksource center you can:
- Register in iMatchSkills, Oregon’s largest job database
- Apply for jobs, sign up for trainings, develop a career plan and WorkSource Portfolio, and message WorkSource staff in My WorkSource
- Get a one-on-one career coach
- Match your interests and abilities to jobs you’d be good at and enjoy doing
- Learn about free training to help you advance in your career or learn a new industry
- Explore paid internships, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, GED programs, and college classes
- Take part in workshops on resumes, interviewing, networking, soft skills, applying for state jobs, and more
- Use computers, internet, phones, fax, copiers, and printers in our Resource Rooms
- Get help with transportation, childcare, food, internet access, tuition, textbooks, school fees, identification, work clothes and tools, and more
Indeed: Indeed is comprehensive job search engine, helping to connect job seekers with employers.
Idealist: An interactive site where you can find people, organizations, groups, jobs, volunteer opportunities, events, and more.
JobDango: Job search engine that focuses on the Northwest companies and jobseekers.
Mac’s List: Jobs based in the Portland Metro area, with a specialization in non-profits, education, social services, and helping professions. This site also offers a ton of different tools as well as internships and volunteer opportunities.