Sites With Career Information

General Career Information

  • Cluster and Career Videos — From CareerOneStop
  • Find Occupations — From O*NET Online (Occupational Information Network) "The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information..."
  • Occupation Information — From America's Career InfoNet. Includes information on responsibilities, wages, employment trends, knowledge skills, abilities, education, and training.
  • Occupational Information Center — Part of the Oregon Labor Market Information System (OLMIS) from the Oregon Employment Department
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook — From the Bureau of Labor. Search database by keyword for career information
  • Oregon Healthcare Careers — From the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Provides information about healthcare careers. Search by healthcare field and occupation.
  • Vocational Biographies — The Career Success Stories of 1001 Real People. Username: Portland SU and pass code: 3W9N
  • HR University  — Applying for federal government jobs

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Identifying Careers to Explore

Connecting Majors to Careers

Connecting Interests to Careers

  • Vocational Biographies — Click on Holland Code on the menu bar at the top. In the box next to Holland Search, insert one, two, or all three letters of your Holland Code. Vocational Biographies describes the "Career Success Stories of 1001 Real People." Username: portlandsu and pass code: 3W9N.
  • Interests: Preferences for Work Environments and Outcomes — From O*NET Online.  Filters occupations through your three-letter  interest code.
  • The Career Interests Game — From Career Services at the University of Missouri. Use your Holland Code to identify careers to explore.

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Assessing Your Skills and Interests

  • Advising & Career Services has career exploration workshops and classes to help students and alumni identify their skills, interests and values.
  • Make an appointment with a career counselor to do a career assessment: ​
    • We offer a variety of assessments related to skills, interests, values, and decision-making style. Because each person’s situation is unique, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career counselor who will help you select the assessment that is right for you. Assessments cannot tell you exactly what you should do, but they can offer a new perspective in the career planning and decision-making process.​
  • Career Explorer — From State of Oregon Employment Department
  • Skills Matcher — From CareerOneStop
  • Explore Careers — From CareerOneStop
  • Ability Profiler and Interest Profiler — From O*NET Online
  • Interest Assessment — From
  • Oregon Career Information System (CIS) — If you have a valid Multnomah County Library card, you may access CIS from the the Multnomah County Library Career Information page. Click on the blue library card icon next to Oregon Career Information System. Learn about job responsibilities, requirements, employment outlook, salary, etc.

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Links to Government Job Classifications

Classification Specifications are generic descriptions of jobs in government agencies. This is not a list of current openings. Generally, classification specifications provide an overview of the job and describe essential duties and responsibilities as well as requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and educational requirements. In some cases, information on salary ranges is also included. You can review this information to identify kinds of government jobs you might be interested in pursuing.

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