Career Transition Center Internet Resources

Welcome to the Career Transition Center, "How to Get a Job in a Tough Economy" Program!


The following are links to the online resources that are referenced in the 6 Step Workshops:  

"How to Get a Job in a Tough Economy" Overview:

  • Michigan Job Opportunities:
  • Education and Training Providers in the State of Michigan:
        • Career Education Consumer Report (CECR)
          Michigan's Career Education Consumer Report is a website that provides a wealth of information to assist you in finding education and training programs which are available in your area.
  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) Opportunities:
  • Start Your Own Business and Entrepreneurial Programs:
  • Step 1:

    • Assess your style preferences:
          Use the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to identify your style preferences.

    Step 2:

    • Career Exploration, Self-Assessment, and Planning Tools and Resources:
        • JobFit
          Take the JobFit Assessment to explore career options that may suit your preferences.

    Step 3:

  • Career, Job, and Labor Market Information and Trends:
        • Career One Stop
          Your pathway to career success.  Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
          Sponsered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training.  Find information on what occupations are hot in your area and across the nation.
        • Michigan Career Portal
          Information on new and emerging jobs in the State.
          The most current labor market and employment information in Michigan.
        • Michigan Advantage
          Comprehensive information on growth industries in Michigan.
        • O*NET
          O*NET Online is an interactive website for exploring and research hundreds of occupations.  O*NET Online was developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
        • Simply Hired
          Search engine to research opportunities across all job boards and company websites.
          Search engine to research opportunities across all job boards and company websites.
        • Michigan Talent Bank
          Research trends in local job opportunities.
        • Ann Arbor SPARK
          Information on economic and business development in the Washtenaw County region.  Job postiings for high demand/emerging industries.

    Step 4:

  • Resume Writing, Cover Letter, Thank You Letter Templates
  • Step 5:

    Step 6:

    • Interview Practice:
          • Interview Stream
            Practice your interviewing skills using a web-based video system to record and review your practice sessions.


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