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Job and Career Help

Looking to change careers or find a new job? This guide will provide essential resources to get you started!


Call the Cora J. Belden Library today to schedule a FREE 30 -minute appointment with our Career Expert, Winifred Grimaldi. Fred offers personalized help with beginning or reviving your job search:
Practice interviews
Resume critiquing
Career planning and strategy
And much more!
Call 860-258-7623 or visit the library's event calendar at to sign up.

Career Assessment

Career Assessment tools can help you find the job to fit your interests and personality. Start here if you are looking to begin a new career or thinking of changing jobs. Career assessment can help narrow the field of possible jobs and find the best fit for you!

O*NET Interest Profiler - A family of self-assessment career exploration tools that can help you discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to you.

Career Zone Self Assessments - Offers several assessment tests to help you determine career interests, job profiles, money needs and skills to match you to your best career.

Career Coach Career Assessment - Take a Career Assessment test to learn about yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests.

Career One Stop - Answer 30 quick questions online to get a list of careers that might be a good fit for your interests.

Career Color Quiz - Did you know color can be an indicator of what jobs are right for you? Color Career Quiz is a two-part quick and easy five-minute test that analyzes your personality based on the colors you select.

Test Color - Similar to Color Career Quiz above, a team of psychologists and human resources experts lead you through a two-part color selection process to determine your personality and aptitude. While the initial results are free, you can pay extra for a more in-depth analysis.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter - This test helps you to understand your personality type and discover what type of temperament you have. Test results suggest a predominant personality type, including Artisan, Guardian, Rational, or Idealist. Your temperament influences career satisfaction, job search strategies, and job performance. A free description of your profile will be provided with an option to purchase the full report.

Human Metrics - Using both Jung’s Typology and Myers-Briggs insights (see below), Human Metrics takes you through 64 questions to rate you on both scales. The results explain to you how each piece relates to your personality type.


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Career Exploration

Looking to change careers, or shift to another industry? Start here to get information on job prospects, industry outlooks, and strategy. - Offers insights on jobs, careers, entrepreneurial opportunities and online degrees and training. Find in-depth profiles on hundreds of occupations, industries and academic programs.

Occupation Outlook Handbook - Helps you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

O*Net Online - Explore occupations and the important skills and abilities needed to perform well in a variety of professions. Special symbols will indicate careers with strong growth and "green" jobs.

Career One Stop - Explore careers, find training, and search for jobs aggregated from a variety of other sites.  Use this portal to find trends in wage and employment data, check education and skills requirements for specific fields, and compare state profiles. Includes a Veterans Job Finder.  Published by the US Department of Labor.