• Online Career Resources

  • Career Exploration

    Emni Career Coach

    Emni Career Coach
    Career Coach: Take a Career Assessment to learn about yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests. Browse or search for careers and we will give you relevant data on wages, employment, and the training you need.

    Oregon CIS

    Oregon CIS Oregon CIS: CIS can help you find information for specific occupations you are interested in by showing wage information, job outlook, specific work activities, and necessary education. CIS also contains career assessments to connect you with careers that are a potential good fit for you.

    What Can I Do With This Major?

    College Central Network What Can I Do With This Major? In this program you will find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities for each major that interests you.

    State of Oregon Employment Department

    State of Oregon Employment Department Quality Info: Find regional labor market information from the Oregon Employment Department Research Division and explore careers.

    Roadtrip Nation

    Roadtrip Nation Road Trip Nation: Award-winning films and series about exploring new pathways. Resources include podcasts, books, live events, and a customized roadmap tool

    O'Net Online

    O'Net OnlineO’Net Online: Find, search, or browse across 900+ occupations based on your goals and needs. Then use comprehensive reports to learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected occupation. Powered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

    Job Search Websites

    College Central Network

    College Central NetworkJob Search Websites
    MHCC Online Career Development and Job Board: Powered by College Central Network. Your online resource to find your next job, career, or calling!

    WorkSource Oregon

    WorkSource Oregon WorkSource Oregon: Job search tool and other services available for Oregon jobseekers.


    Indeed: Search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career. With tools for job search, resumes, company reviews and more.

    Mac's List

    Mac's List Mac’s List: Features hundreds of real, local, professional-level jobs in the Pacific Northwest and resources that help job seekers learn how to build professional networks and improve their job search strategies.


    LinkedIn LinkedIn: Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights, and opportunities.


    Idealist Idealist: Platform that help people find jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations.


    Glassdoor Glassdoor: Job search tool, salary information, company reviews, and interview questions.


    CampusPoint CampusPoint: Staffing agency that works solely with entry-level and low-experience roles. Largest private employer and recruiter of college students and recent college grads in Washington and Oregon.

    Job Prep Tools

    MHCC Online Resume and Cover Letter Review Service:

    Job Prep ToolsJob Prep Tools
    MHCC Online Resume and Cover Letter Review Service: MHCC's Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC) provides current students and alumni free resume and cover letter review services remotely. Use this form to begin the review process by providing basic info about you, in addition to attaching the document(s) you're seeking feedback on.


    StandOut StandOut: MHCC's Career Planning and Counseling Center has a new online interviewing platform. This platform can be used to practice or hold asynchronous interviews for students, faculty, or employers.

    Emsi Career Coach

    Emsi Career Coach Career Coach: Easy-to-use resume builder will help you create a professional resume.

    Career One Stop Resume Guide

    Career One Stop Resume Guide Career One Stop Resume Guide: A step-by-step plan for what to include in your resume, tips to write, format, and polish your resume, resume samples, resume templates and tips.

    Build Your Soft Skills


    Check out this VirtualSpeech article with tips on how to improve your communication skills.

    Try a free online Coursera course on Improving Communication Skills or a free Udemy course on Communication Styles for Stronger Social Skills.

    Read a recommended book about communication! Try How to Win Friends and Influence People or TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking.


    Peruse a variety of Interaction Associates’ blogposts with leadership-related content.

    Listen to podcasts focused on leadership skills delivered by American Management Association.

    Watch an inspiring video with themes surrounding leadership, complied by ResourcefulManager.com

    Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking

    Read a Harvard Business Review article about 3 Simple Habits to Improve Critical Thinking.

    Check out 10 Tips for Problem-Solving & Critical Thinking in the Workplace brought to you by Auburn University.

    Review (read or listen) Forbes’ 13 Easy Steps To Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills.


    Learn 6 ways to develop adaptability in the workplace and embrace change by reviewing this Asana post.

    Check out 6 types of adaptability skills compiled by BetterUp, and learn why they are important.

    Watch a video about adaptability, delivered by Work2Live Well.

    Career Resources for Specific Populations

    People with Disabilities

    DO IT - Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology: This website provides education and technology related information to empower education attainment and employment for persons with a disability. Resources are focused for both the person with a disability and the person/people supporting or potentially employing that person.

    Workforce Recruitment Program: This website provides information on the Workforce Recruitment Program, a national recruiting program that seeks out college students with disabilities for summer and full-time employment with federal sector employers. Resources, eligibility requirements and contact information are available on this website.

    Job Accommodation Network (JAN): This website can be used by job seekers, employees, and employers to learn more about accommodations in the workplace. Sections include A – Z of Disabilities, an Accommodations search and general resources. There is also an Accommodation and Compliance series which not only provides facts about disabilities but also accommodation ideas for the workplace and example scenarios. JAN resources are also available in Spanish.

    Lime Connect: Students with disabilities can create a free account on the Lime Connect website. This not-for-profit organization links students with disabilities to scholarships, internships, and full-time employment with their global corporate partners. Educators can sign up for a free Friends of Lime Connect account, where they will receive updates from Lime Connect as well as webinars focusing on career development for individuals with disabilities.

    Office of Disability Employment Policy: This website, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides information on more than 45 topics related to the job search process for individuals with disabilities. Topics range from accessible technology to preparing youth with disabilities for their career development. Policy updates, events, and additional resources are also available.

    Skills to Pay the Bills Video Series: A collection of short videos created by the U.S. Department of Labor highlighting the importance of soft skills in the workplace. Topics covered include enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, professionalism and networking.

    Incarcerated and Ex-Offenders

    CareerOneStop’s Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders: This site is part of DOL’s CareerOneStop site and has a unique section for anyone with a criminal record. It includes tips, information, and resources to help search for, apply for, and begin a new job. A few of the major links include work-ready checklist or Find State Resources, Explore Careers to Get Training and Find a Job.

    Education & Career Guide for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: Formerly incarcerated individuals face unique challenges in their education and employment. This guide is designed to help those people overcome these obstacles and provides resources to help them seek education or find a career.

    Re-Entry Guide: Comprehensive guide provided by Oregon CURE.


    My Undocumented Life: A blog that provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. The site provides information on scholarships, internships, strategies for navigating the educational system and information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more.

    Career Resources For Undocumented Students: Undocumented students face a special set of challenges in their career journeys. This Georgetown University site provides "how-tos", alternatives, disclosure advice, graduate school info, and more.

    My Visa Jobs: This site provides some specific information on Work Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2A Visas, H-2B Visas, L1 Visas, Green Cards and Student Visas for individuals looking for jobs in the US.

    Upwardly Global: Upwardly Global is a national non-profit organization that provides free comprehensive training and service.


    CenterLink: Job board with current job openings at LGBT community centers as well as at other organizations and institutions whose work is closely related to the needs and interests of LGBT communities.

    Corporate Equality Index (Human Right’s Campaign): This index "provides a simple way to evaluate whether America's biggest employers are treating their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and consumers equitably." The index is based on a 10-point system that rates corporate policies and actions toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

    Human Right’s Campaign: Includes links to information about employee groups, organizations and companies offering domestic partnership benefits, and legal and discrimination policies. It also a bibliography of career related issues.

    Out Professionals: This website includes a listing of LGBTQ professional networking opportunities and a job board for those looking to advance or make a career transition.


    Diversity: This website encourages diverse professionals to connect with employers seeking to improve the diversity of their workplace. The basic profile is available to applicants at no cost.

    Diversity Employers: A dedicated career and self-development site where information and tools are provided to specifically for African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women. The goal of the site is to provide visitors with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to diversity at their workplace.

    Employ Diversity: Connecting candidates with companies that are committed to diversity and inclusion. This site helps candidates find jobs, internships, and helps candidates get informed on the latest career information.

    Older Workers

    AARP Work & Jobs: This is a collection of articles, videos, and tools covering various topics in work and employment for older people. Issues discussed include discrimination, career change, retirement, and starting your own business.

    Retired Brains: This is an independent job and information resource for boomers, retirees, and people planning their retirement. The site contains information and resources to find a job, start your own business, volunteer, find a retirement community, travel, and a variety of other resources.

    Seniors4Hire: Job board for job seekers 50 and over who are looking for work or other ways to earn money.

    Workforce 50: The older workforce can find sections on career and education, jobs, book reviews, and career stories.

    Veterans/Military/Military Spouses

    Visit VAforVETS to search job listings, see job fair postings, and find resources to help you transition from the military into a new career at VA.


    Veteran and Military Transition Center will help you learn more about accessing employment-related services for veterans. You'll also find resources to help you match your military skills and experiences to civilian careers, search for jobs in your local area or across the United States, and learn about and access other benefits for veterans.

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest federal employer of veterans. This DoD recruitment website provides veterans who want to serve as a DoD civil servant the information and opportunity to do so.

    Nonprofit job board for Disabled American Veterans (DAV), this organization works in concert with many Wounded Warrior transition command centers, disabled veterans outreach programs (DVOPs), local veterans employment representatives (LVERs) and multiple military organizations to support veterans in their job search for employment. Veterans can register free of charge and post resumes to gain access to more than 40,000 active jobs.


    Career Girls: Career exploration tools in a broad range of career fields.

    Code Like a Girl (CLAG): This site celebrates women in technology and provides information on career exploration and job search strategies that reflect the whole person and as women.

    Stem Women: This site’s aims to make women in STEM more visible to the public, promote careers for women in STEM, highlight issues of gender inequality, and to address potential solutions to improve women’s participation, inclusion, leadership and recognition in STEM careers.

    Women for Hire: Provides information about a broad range of options for working from home. Explore how to start a home-based business, direct sales, virtual customer services as well as ways to avoid scams.

    Workers in Transition

    My Skills My Future: This website is dedicated for workers who are looking to shift careers with resources dedicated to matching a person’s current career with new careers that match or enable skills currently used. Wages and training options are also provided.

    Skills Matcher: Rate your levels on 40 key workplace skills. Skills Matcher will show you careers that match your ratings.

    Worker ReEmployment: This is a website for workers who have experienced a recent lay-off. Resources are dedicated to helping people navigate unemployment benefits, job search, and resources for housing, child-care, and other needs while unemployed.