Additional Resources

It is helpful to remain abreast of labor market demands  through a variety of outlets in order to determine what type of education is most valuable for a particular industry. 

Visit career-oriented sites and blogs:

  BHEF- Business/Higher Education Forum

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BHEF is the nation’s oldest organization of senior business and higher education executives dedicated to advancing innovative solutions to U.S. education and workforce challenges. Composed of Fortune 500 CEOs, prominent college and university presidents, and other leaders, BHEF addresses issues fundamental to our global competitiveness. It does so through two initiatives: 1) The College Readiness, Access, and Success Initiative (CRI), addressing college- and work-readiness, access, and success; and 2) The Securing America’s Leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative, promoting America’s leadership in STEM (http://www.bhef.com/about/index.asp).

  Career Advice Blogs

Career Advice Blogs are a great resource for job seekers or students interested in researching their options for academic studies and coursework. Whether you seek traditional or online degrees, this website is a portal to a great many other career advice blogs and articles, and can provide interested parties with a wealth career advice, educational opportunities, and trends in hiring and employment prospects (http://seodesk.org/5-best-career-advice-websites/).

  Careers.Org

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Careers.Org offers a complete job guide and career planning tools in an easy to navigate format. The site covers jobs in the US, Canada and abroad, offering the widest range of job possibilities for its visitors (http://seodesk.org/5-best-career-advice-websites/).

  Brazen Careerist

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Brazen is a career-management site for high achieving young professionals and ambitious college students. The site helps you meet new people, find a job, and build relevant relationships to advance your career (http://www.brazencareerist.com/about).

 Career Builder

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CareerBuilder has the largest online job site in the U.S. and helps match the right talent with the right opportunity. Use this site to learn more about the job market (http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/AboutUs/default.aspx).

  Linkedin

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals (http://learn.linkedin.com/what-is-linkedin/).

Connect with staffing firm leaders:

Express Employment Professionals

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For over 25 years, the mission of Express Employment Professionals has been to help people find jobs and help businesses find the people and human resource services they need. We accomplish this mission through a network of more than 550 employment agencies in the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia (http://www.expresspros.com/company/).

Spherion Staffing Services

Spherion Staffing Services is a leading recruiting and staffing provider that specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service and light industrial candidates in temporary and full-time opportunities. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in virtually every industry through a network of offices across the United States and Canada (http://www.spherion.com/about_us/co_overview.jsp).

Network with businesses, business leaders, and alumni:

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  Businesses

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