Career Exploration

Idaho Career Information System

Check with your Center for New Directions counselor and/or school counselor about access to the Idaho Career Information System. This on-line program provides information you need to plan your next step toward achieving your education or employment goal! It presents information on Occupations, Scholarships, Tuition, Job Search, Education, Financial Aid, Job Outlook, Salaries and Wages, Employers, Hiring Practices, Colleges and More.



JobWeb offers career and job-search advice for new college graduates. A service of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

America’s Career Infonet

Cited by the Library Journal as, “…a superb source of in-depth information on wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state labor-market conditions, national employer contacts, and links to 5,000 on-line resources.”Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

The America’s Career Resource Network is made up of state entities that work to improve career decision-making of students and their parents by relating educational decisions and experience to occupational exploration, career choice, and vocational preparation. As an important component of state and local efforts to reform schools and improve student achievement, ACRN helps students become more engaged in their academic coursework through informing them of the knowledge and skills needed for their desired career path. The strength of the ACRN lies in the wide array of career development resources and training made available for teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents.

The U.S. Department of Labor, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education, has developed this useful web tool that helps bridge the gap between education, skills, and opportunities in the workforce.

Idaho Works

Current job openings, labor market information, veteran services, Idaho labor laws and advice on job search and career planning. Source: Idaho Department of Labor.

Quintessential Careers

Randall Hansen, Ph.D., site founder and Webmaster states, “Quintessential Careers is the ultimate career, job and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips and tutorials), as well as links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students and all other job-seekers…with more than 1,700 pages of career and job-hunting content.