Articles that relate to job market data and help with career decisions (you can use CTRL + F or click on the Search icon to look for a specific topic).
Career Planning and Job Search Guides
- 4 Secrets That Will Improve your Employment Prospects: online article that suggests four ways to improve your career planning process
- CareerBlog: lots of short “how-to” and help articles on strengthening your resume, maintained by Novoresume
- Education Level and Projected Openings, 2019–29: the US Bureau of Labor Statistics categorizes occupations by Education Level (from no formal education to advanced college degrees) including average wages
- My PlanetXt: this site looks at the impact (current and possible) of automation on specific occupations.
- My Skills My Future: a simple way to look for other possible careers based on your current and prior jobs
- Occupational Mobility Explorer: researchers analyzed the skills that employers requested in the 33 largest metro areas. This tool allows workers to investigate how they might transfer their skills from one occupation to a similar (hopefully higher-paying) occupation in the same labor market.
- Tips on Internet Safety When Working from Home … if you choose to work from home, these tips can help prevent Internet related threats.
- 5 Ways Educators Can Get Students Interested In Construction Careers: although this article is for educators, there are lots of great tips and tools for anyone considering a construction career, a great place to start! Provided by BYF
- 10 Great Careers That Don’t Require a Degree: an overview of construction occupations that do not require a college degree with great career options. Provided by BYF
- Construction Worker Health: a resource to help construction workers live healthier lives including a free training on nutrition and grocery budgeting.
- Guide to Trade School for People with Disabilities: an overview of Trade Schools for people with disabilities including resources to help in deciding in this career path.
- What Construction Occupation Matches Your Personality? this simple online tool allows you to choose the things you like to do and suggests possible construction career options. Provided by BYF … want even more options? Try Traitify
- The Manufacturing Skills Gap: What Is It and How to Solve It? Learn about the changing scope of manufacturing including the fastest growing occupations and skills needed for new manufacturing jobs.
- Manufacturing Terms You Should Know: an extensive list of terms used in manufacturing including definitions. A helpful resource to learn more about manufacturing or when building resumes and cover letters (explaining your skills and identifying key words).
- Welding News: a blog maintained by Primeweld including the best jobs for welders, safety articles and recommendations for those returning from military service or people with disabilities.
- American Conservation Experience (ACE) non-profit organization providing environmental service opportunities for youth, young adults, and emerging professionals
- Find Your Path: An overview of occupations and personal stories for the Natural Resources sector. Published by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
- Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Jobs Flyer (2022)
- USFS Wildland Fire Apprenticeship Flyer (applications close Feb 11, 2022)
Technology (Information Technology, E-Commerce and Cybersecurity)
- Choosing Your Cybersecurity Path: curious about a career in Cybersecurity? This short article provides some suggestions including career pathways (Cybrary)
- Forensic Schools: this site provides lists of colleges by state related to Forensic Science, including Cyber and Digital Forensics. You can also read more about Forensics on their blog.
- Mobile E-Commerce (mCommerce): learn about the growing field of Mobile E-Commerce and the future of this occupation field. From the CellPhoneDeal blog that includes articles on mobile cyber security.
Transportation (Commercial Truck Driving, Logistics and Warehousing)
- What’s in that Truck I Just Passed on the Highway? … learn more about the trucking industry with data from the US Census Bureau (Feb 2021).