Career Information Resources
Search Florida State University Tech Center's virtual "filing cabinet" of career information resources. Also browse a list of "essential resources for career counseling."
Review a collection of links to local, state, and national career and labor market information sites.
Contact Point is a Canadian built multi-sector on-line community for career development professionals worldwide. They offer extensive resources, networking capabilities, and an array of learning links for career development professionals.
Home page for the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. This Florida State University (FSU) web page contains resources for practitioners, individuals, instructors, and evaluators.
Produced by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), JobWeb offers college and university career services personnel pertinent career and job-search advice for new college graduates, and is the online complement to the Job Choices job-search publications.
The NCDG is a career knowledge, skills, and decision-making framework. Use these guidelines to identify activities and strategies for developing high-quality career programs.
Access a collection of career-related web sites with information and tools to help clients.
Developed by the NCDA International Student Taskforce, this 2013 pdf includes resources for career counseling and career services professionals to support career development of International students, specifically focused on students within the college/university setting. Resources explore multicultural counseling competencies, programming and career services development, assessment implications, and employment search. Also included is a list of self-guided websites and books to provide directly to the International student. [Newly updated 6/3/2014]
NCDA members may use these forms as a starting point when developing professional forms for use in all career development settings.
This site provides an extensive listing for students and guidance counselors including resources to self assessments, career planning, career development and college planning.
Career Assessment Instruments
The Alliance of Career Resource Professionals (ACRP— formerly ACSCI) developed this tool to help career development professionals compare career products and services before purchasing. This new tool's writable electronic format enables the user to compare products by applying ACRP standards constructs to key components of career information products and services. ACRP’s intent is to assist counselors, administrators and others tasked with comparing systems that are often complex and organized in different ways.
The 6th edition of this text, edited by Danica Hays & Chris Wood, maintains the key features of previous editions with reviews of instruments and chapters by leading experts in the field. The updated edition has over 70 reviews and now includes qualitative/alternative approaches to standardized assessments. Chapters cover topics such as multicultural considerations in career assessment, selecting a career assessment, and career assessment standards and competencies for practitioners. A useful matrix provides a useful cross-reference to search for instruments based on the purpose of the instruments and the population best to use it.
Obtain information on commonly used instruments from Florida State University's Tech Center's virtual "filing cabinet" of career information resources.
Links to the Eric Clearinghouse, where you can search for and read articles by assessment title, author or assessment description. Type author Jerome Kapes in the Search Term field, for example.
Professional Development Opportunities
Obtain information on this certification for individuals who provide career assistance.
Learn more about the National Certified Counselor certification, as well as three other specialty certifications.
Learn more about this premiere conference for career development professionals.
This list of opportunities for professional development and continuing education provides detailed information for online, at-home, and national opportunities.
Read articles covering best practices, how-to details, career tips, and book reviews in NCDA's web magazine.
NCDA's official journal with articles covering career counseling, work and leisure, career education, coaching, and management.
Use this database, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, to find materials on the topic of career development. Just type your topic of interest in the Search Term: field.
Focuses on work and leisure, career development, career guidance and education.
Covers all methods developed to assess and evaluate individuals and environments in the field of career counseling and development.
Spans topics such as career education, adult career development, career development of special needs populations, and career and leisure.
Focuses on the study of college students relevant to the field of student affairs.
Provides empirical research in career development and vocational psychology.
NECA's publication highlighting theory and practice in employment counseling.
Contains empirical and theoretical articles that are intended to expand knowledge of vocational behavior and career development across the life span.
Newly revised by NACE, this is a must-have resource because "the use of professional standards in career services is intended to facilitate excellence in the creation, maintenance, and delivery of programs and services."
Vistas is a collection of conference proceedings from past ACA, NCDA, and ACES Conferences. To view the publications, you must be an ACA member.
ACRP is a member-driven organization that promotes the world- wide development, delivery, and use of high-quality career information and career resources to help educate youth and adults in their career exploration, planning, decision-making, preparation, and job acquisition.
Aimed at counseling professionals whose focus is fostering student development in higher education settings.
Learn more about NCDA's parent organization for professional counselors. ACA also includes the following related divisions:
Connect to this organization dedicated to preparing youth and adults for careers.
See the resources offered by NACADA, which focuses on promoting quality academic advising and student development in higher education settings.
Find out how to access technical information collected for career practitioners on college campuses.
Offers professional leadership to people who counsel in an employment service or career development setting.