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Helpful Websites

The following are links to web sites that we think are also helpful in the career exploration process.

NYS Department of Labor

Finding a Job in New York

General sites:

Career Key has a good self-assessment process as well as additional information.

CareerZone is put out by Workforce New York so it has especially good information for New York State.

The Princeton Review has a quick career quiz if you scroll down to Majors and Careers.

Career Stories is job descriptions and advice from hundreds of people working in real jobs to help with career decisions.

Career Specific sites:

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers is a FREE comprehensive nonprofit career guide written for people considering a nonprofit career, as well as the career service professionals who support them. The content, structure, and format of The Idealist Guide was created using feedback from focus groups with career service professionals and nonprofit HR professional. The Idealist Guide is:

  • free
  • online
  • easy to email
  • downloadable by chapter
  • available to link to and print out

In The Idealist Guide you'll find opinions and nonprofit career advice from knowledgeable insiders like Putnam Barber, editor of the Nonprofit FAQ, Cathy Wasserman, the voice behind Idealist's "Ask Cathy" column, and David Schachter, Director of Career Services at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. You'll also find insights from nonprofit HR professionals, career coaches, and career service professionals, as well as statistics from highly regarded journals and civic engagement think tanks, and new research from All of this is focused on helping individuals find meaningful work in the nonprofit sector and on supporting the career professionals who assist in their search.