high school

Career Research Links
Career Research Resources

Learning Express Library's Job & Career Accelerator is a great place to start your career research. There's a general start page and a high school start page, and quizzes  you can take if you sign up.

Career-Wise! by Minnesota State College System is a similar resource.

Job Listing Boards and Job / Career Relevant Sites are also collected below.


>>LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator (Main Start Page)

Career exploration tools, a resume and cover letter builder, job search, and other materials
related to career and job readiness. Available through the LearningExpress Library.


>>LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator (High School Start Page)

Job and career search starting at the "High School" page.


Want to try a Career Interest or Skills Matcher Quiz? 

Search for "QUIZ" when in the Job & Career Accelerator

See sample screenshots below.
(You'll have to log in or register to make it work. Make sure Minitex is on the registration box)

Sample Registration Box

Interest Matcher Quiz(Search for "Quiz" while in the Job & Career Accelerator to get here)
Take this quiz to learn what occupations are great matches for you based on your interests.


Skills Matcher Quiz (Search for "Quiz" while in the Job & Career Accelerator to get here)
Take this quiz to learn what occupations are great matches for you based on your skills and abilities.


More help finding a career (from the MN State College System) 

Career-Wise! Main Start Page has Careers - Education - Find a Job


Career-Wise! Start with Exploring Careers Only
Site has self-assessment quizes.

>>CAREERWISE Interest Assessment Link
Everyone has things that they like to do and could picture themselves doing at work. This assessment lets you rate yourself on 60 different work-related interests and then see which careers and majors you might want to explore.

>>CAREEWISE Career Cluster Interest Assessment Link
Tell us your interests. We'll show you career clusters you might like.

>>MNCareers Interest Assessment Link
Before you choose a career or start a job search, find out which careers match your personality. This will increase your chances of job satisfaction and career success.

Search An Online Career Information Reference Book, 2014


Check out the real world.....

Info on getting a "starter" job from Talent Desk
(Best jobs for high school students)

Are there current job / internship openings? 

(Compare "outlook" to real time job openings.  These job sites were recommended by (career / job site) (oldest of career/job sites) (for tech jobs)

Wall Street Journal Career Site (career advice)  (for you know... internships)

USA Jobs  (US Government Job Board) (Non-profit jobs) (the trip advisor of job sites) (large job board) (collects listings from other job sites) (professional / career / social network)


Other Jobs / Internships Posting Sites
(Here are some sites to see local, specialty and international job openings)

>> MN Works (MN Jobs site)

>> MN County Jobs Board

>>Minnesota Non-Profits Job Board    

>> (commercial site)


>>Online Nursing Programs

>> Student Conservation Association (nature internships)

>> UN Careers Site (international careers)


Has your potential career made the news?
(Here are reliable sites to check and see the latest)

NY Times
Washington Post
LA Times
BBC News
PBS News Hour



Looking for a book on your career?  Here are local library catalog links:

- Mayo HS Library Catalog

- Rochester Public Library Catalog

Please ask your teacher or library staff if you need assistance,
and g
ood luck with your career research! 

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