Here are a variety of resources for adventurers who are choosing or changing careers, hunting for jobs, looking for personal support, or mentoring the talents of others:
The OOH, published and updated by the US government, contains information about the world of work. It’s an easy-to-read and user-friendly resource with helpful facts about all the most common occupations.
The O*Net offers an extensive, interactive database for career exploration. You can start just about anywhere, search for just about anything, and link to customized information and online tools. How about a free interest test?
Join a global community and find financial support for your creative projects at Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform. They have raised billions of dollars from millions of backers to fund more than 250,000 creative projects. Yours could be next!
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers a page with lots of links to online resources for career planning. A good starting point for finding tools, services, job banks, salary information, and more resources.
Freelancers Union: A Federation of the Unaffiliated is a non-profit organization. It serves the growing population of people who work independently, now nearly a third of the workforce. For freelancers of all kinds, including temps, consultants, and the self-employed.
My blog is about how to mentor talent, so future generations can thrive at work. Written for parents and educators, it explains how to recognize student strengths, connect talent with the most appropriate training, and guide young people toward joy and competitive advantage in the workplace.
Carrie Pinsky, my co-author, has a private practice offering holistic job support services at Pink Sky Career Counseling. She works with clients locally as well as across the US. Some of her clients seek creative work; others have more conventional career goals.