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The sites listed below are only some of the resources available to you as you make decisions about careers. They provide information on occupations, education and training programs and institutions, financial aid, School-to-Career initiatives and related topics. These are sites that we have found to be particularly helpful or interesting.
Find Training Connecticut Education & Training ConneCTion
Intended for use by students, teachers, counselors, job seekers, job developers, and others in need of information on education and training. It offers several search options to explore the world of Education & Training in Connecticut - find providers in your area, locate providers that offer the program or course you are interested in, or find out which programs or courses are related to the occupation you are interested in.
Explore Careers Connecticut Job & Career ConneCTion
Identify occupations that may be a good match for your skills, interests, personality and provides you with detailed information on these occupations. Find appropriate education and training opportunities and identify employers who may hire people for those occupations. It will also provide tools to help you get the job that is right for you. Including help in writing a résumé, getting through the job interview, and finding day care for your children.
Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal
Job hunting requires some creative thinking. Whether you've been in the same job for many years or find yourself having to "transition" to a new job, making a career change can be a frightening and frustrating experience. Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal displays occupations with similar characteristics such as knowledge areas, tools and technology, and general work activities of your selected occupation. Career development is a lifelong, ongoing process.
Connecticut JobCentral Connecticut Job Central
Post Your Resume:
Make your resume available to leading U.S. employers.

Saved Searches:
Save your searches, for the next time you search on JobCentral.

Job Search Agents:
Schedule Job Search Agents to search for new matches automatically on the schedule you desire.
Connecticut Job Fairs Connecticut Job Fairs
Since 1997, the Connecticut Department of Labor has been a leading producer of job fairs in Connecticut. Whether you are an employer in need of workers to fill new or vacant positions, or an individual unemployed, underemployed, seeking a new career, or just entering the workforce, we have something special to offer you. Approximately twelve fairs are held yearly throughout the state.
Find Employers State of Connecticut Employer Search
Search for Connecticut Employers by industry, geography, occupation or company name. Find the largest companies in Connecticut or search all by region, WIA, or town. Click on a company name to view more information about that employer.This employer information is provided by Infogroup®.
Connecticut Career Posters Connecticut Career Posters
Colorful, at-a-glance illustrations of job journeys in each of Connecticut's 16 career clusters. Each poster includes information on some of CT's in demand occupations within each career cluster, grouped by level of education or training required and average annual wage.
Connecticut Learns & Works Conference Connecticut Career Resource Network
This annual spring conference is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Career Resource Network(CCRN), CT Learns (State Department of Education's School-to-Career initiative) and CT Works (Connecticut Department of Labor). The audience for this conference is career development specialists, counselors, teachers and others. Workshops usually cover such topics as workforce development, career development, employment trends and the use of labor market information in career decision-making.
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The articles included in this section provide information on a variety of topics related to career exploration and career decision-making. Some of these articles have appeared in Connecticut Career Paths. We will be adding additional articles from time to time, so check back here occasionally to see what's new!
  • It's All About Education  (pdf, 118K)
    Education enables individuals to have more options, more control, and more freedom to choose.
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The websites included in this section provide information on a variety of topics related to career exploration and career decision-making.
  • Career Browser - Explore careers, browse specific jobs and learn about working conditions, job forecast, and related professions. Great site for students, parents and teachers!
  • Career Guidance - Alan Bernstein, author of Princeton Review’s ‘Guide to Your Career,’ provides an online guide to help job seekers decipher their creative potential and fi nd out more about who they are, what they want to do, and how to navigate themselves toward satisfying work.
  • CAREER-Magic - Focused career coaching, award winning résumés & cover letters, smart job search techniques, interview preparation and salary negotiation coaching.
  • Career Planning - Career counseling services for students and career changers. Tips and advice for teachers and counselors.
  • Career Pro News - Articles about the world of work, news briefs covering careers and hiring trends, plus relevant conference listings and more.
  • Careers on the Web - An online directory of over 10,000 links to jobs, career services, job outlook by occupation and more. Make sure to check out the site’s Career Assessment Center.
  • Christian Career Center - Strategies for successful job hunting, frequently asked interview questions, résumé & cover letter tips.
  • College Students - Career information and tips for college students and recent graduates.
  • Hot Jobs - Your job search will be more personalized, effi cient and convenient than ever.
  • JobBank USA - Links to industry and professional associations, employment services and job search resources.
  • Job Hunter’s Bible - One of the Internet’s premier career exploration and job placement sites.
  • Job Hunting - Comprehensive listing of job and career resources and services on the Internet.
  • Job Monkey - Odd jobs to some, adventurous dream jobs to others.
  • Job Search Made Simple - Looking for a job shouldn't be a full-time job! That's why we built the biggest, smartest job search engine on the web. We search thousands of job sites and companies, just so you don't have to.
  • Jobs Online - Gathers job postings from all over the Internet and lists them for free!
  • Military Careers - Online resource for the those seeking information on jobs in the military.
  • Monster Jobs - One of the top job search and career exploration sites on the Web! Offers interactive career management tools for job seekers.
  • My Future - Provides information on colleges, careers, military service, scholarships, financial aid, and money management designed specifi cally for young adults.
  • National Guard - Describes benefits and responsibilities of joining the U.S. Army National Guard
  • Older Workforce - Click on the 'money' then 'work' links from the AARP home page to find articles, programs and online community chat groups geared for folks age 50 and older.
  • O*NET Online - Detailed information on occupations, including a search that finds occupations requiring the skills you already have.
  • Riley Guide - Links to a ton of websites offering career counseling, job search strategies and career advice.
  • www.careerjournal.com, www.collegejournal.comThe Wall Street Journal - Updated daily, these sites offer a wealth of information and interactive tools for effective job hunting, college searches, career exploration and management.
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Connecticut Resources on the Web!
The State of Connecticut websites included in this section provide information on a variety of topics related to career exploration and career decision-making.
  • Department of Labor - Includes information on career workshops, upcoming job fairs, Career Express, apprenticeship and training programs. Be sure to view or download any of DOL’s resourceful publications.
  • Connecticut Job Central - Connecticut's New Job Bank! This online resource is dedicated to the State's employers and workforce. CT Job Central provides assistance to job seekers in their efforts of finding meaningful and high paying jobs, while also acting as an employment hiring resource for companies in Connecticut looking for qualified employees. You can search for jobs by location or skill sets, as well as get résumé help, information on college loans and payment methods, links to careers in the military, and job search tools designed exclusively for veterans.
  • CT Labor Market Information - Connecticut's premier online site for information and statistics on the State's economy, workforce, occupations and careers. This site provides links to articles on career exploration and career decisionmaking; and job search resources that include résumé writing tips, interviewing techniques and links to current job listings.
  • CT Mentor - Online resource to help students and parents select a college, finance college, and even apply for college online!
  • CT Government Jobs - The official website(s) for State of CT Government employment openings.
  • US Government Jobs - The official website(s) for Federal Government employment openings.
  • Youth Employment -  Provides self-assessment, college & career exploration, résumé writing tips, and interviewing techniques designed for young adults entering the world of work.
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Resources for Teachers and Counselors
Links to valuable resources especially useful to counselors and teachers
Connecticut Your Job Search Guide Your Job Search Guide
Provides job seekers with a complete guide to developing a job search plan. Topics include skills assessment, deciding on a career, resume tips, networking, interview preparation, electronic resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and various resources for career planning and job development.
Connecticut Career Paths Connecticut Career Paths: 2013
Narrative descriptions of over 150 occupations with number employed, job openings, training required, education & training sites and salary info. Includes articles on writing a great résumé, using the Internet for career & job development, choosing a career, hot jobs in CT, health occupations, CT's school-to-career initiative, and programs & resources available to help people with job and career decisions.
Connecticut Career Posters Connecticut Career Posters
Colorful, at-a-glance illustrations of job journeys in each of CT's 16 career clusters. Each poster includes information on some of Connecticut's in-demand occupations within each career cluster, grouped by level of education or training required and average annual wage.
Connecticut Career Resource Network Update Connecticut Career Resource Network Update
The CCRN Update is published three times a year by the Department of Labor, Office of Research and the Connecticut Career Resource Network. It provides individuals in the educational and occupational training communities with information on resources and upcoming events. Articles include reviews of new Web sites and books, occupational descriptions, announcements of conferences and job fairs, and other articles of interest.
2008 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2.4MB) 2008 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2.4MB)
A comprehensive report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2008, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2,765KB) 2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2.7MB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2007, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3,200KB) 2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3.2MB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2006, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3,840KB) 2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf,3.8MB)
The archived report summarizes employment and earnings results for students who graduated from one of the State’s 18 public colleges in 2004, and provides more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
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Job Search Resources
The following sites will be helpful as you move beyond the career exploration phase and begin to think about finding a job, either a full-time, permanent job or a part-time job to help with educational expenses. Some of the sites give you advice about such things as writing your résumé and tips for interviews; other sites provide information on actual job openings.
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