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Occupational Outlook Handbook
Produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online handbook gives in-depth information on about 250 occupations, including descriptions of what each job entails and the work environment, education and training requirements, earning expectations, and anticipated job market in the near future.

CT Labor Market Information
What’s hot! What’s Not! – State of Connecticut Occupations in Demand.

Job and Career Accelerator

Make your work goals a reality—start a new career or advance in your current field.

Connect to Job & Career Accelerator


Learning Express
Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here.

See a list of tests, careers, and skills that are included. 
Connect to Learning Express Career Center


15 Best Job Search Sites
Learn How to Become offers a comparison of features of 15 of the top job search sites along with positives and negatives for each service.


Career OneStop Resume Tutorial
Provides a complete resume tutorial including an explanation of various resume types, essential resume features, different technologies for delivery, and links to other resume assistance sites.


Job Interview Questions
Provides a broad range of topics that deal with job interviews in a variety of professions.

Everything you need to know to succeed in job interviews.


LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.

College Career Fairs
Tips and tricks for navigating college career fairs; from what to wear to how to prepare.

Networking for Professionals
A business networking organization that combines online business networking and real life events. Post your member profile to network online with other members. Create a profile to include a photo, articles you’ve written, and a video if you want. Bookmark other members’ profiles, create contact lists and an address book.
Trade shows and conferences around the world searchable by industry and location.

Upcoming Career Fairs – Lists career fairs in Connecticut.


Connecticut Department of Labor
Links to state information about unemployment benefits, appeals, and taxes.

Connecticut Law About Unemployment
Links to resources compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries.

American Job Centers: a division of CT Dept. of Labor
American Job Centers offer a variety of free employment services to support every aspect of your job search. Services include: job listings, resume preparation assistance, job search workshops, computer and internet access, assessment and testing, and career counseling.

Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program
This program provides customized employment services, job retraining, job placement assistance, and credit counseling to eligible Connecticut residents.
Has Layoff Help links that offer advice about how to prepare when you know a layoff is coming as well as what to do once you have been laid off.

Trade Adjustment Assistance
Services and benefits for individuals certified by the Federal Government as having lost their jobs or reduced their hours of work and wages due to increased foreign imports, or a shift in production to certain countries.