Career Planning

An important step of career planning is exploring occupations to learn what interests and skills they require and assessing your own interests and skills to see if there is a good match. Our staff can assist you in determining a career path by providing information on careers and administering assessment tools to guide you to the right occupation. You can visit the Center and request an appointment to meet with a Counselor who will use a variety of methods to assist you. In addition to the tools used in our Centers, the following links can provide you with career planning assistance that you can conduct on your own. If you do participate in some of these online assessments, please feel free to print out and bring the results with you if you visit the One Stop.


Career Zone
Designed specifically by the Department of Labor for people working in New York. This site will help you find job descriptions, expected salaries, training and skills needed, and other relevant labor information to assist you.

O*NET™ OnLine
The O*NET system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and O*NET OnLine provides easy access to that information.

Brain Bench
Brainbench’s advanced assessment products and services make it easy for you to predict employee success by identifying the best match to the essential aspects of the job. Brainbench offers various assessment products for both employment testing and pre-employment testing, including personality assessments, aptitude tests, and skills tests. Brainbench assessments can be delivered as either proctored or online testing.

MAPP is a world-class personal assessment that takes 15 minutes to complete. MAPP identifies your true motivations toward work and allows you to match yourself to job categories to see where you best fit.

Princeton Review
Explore schools and careers, prepare for standardized tests and entrance exams, research scholarships and financial aid options and more.

Personality Tests, IQ Tests and Entrepreneur Tests Online
Job Counseling, Testing & Advice

The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.

The Career Key™
The Career Key™ gives you expert help with career choices — career changes, career planning, job skills, and choosing a college major or educational program. It is based on the best science and practices of career counseling… and the most complete and accurate information available.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Keirsey Temperament Sorter and Temperament Theory, Keirsey Character Sorter, information about personality, character, temperament, mating,leading, love, Publications of David Keirsey

Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service project of the financial aid industry – bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.

Job Profiles

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

Workplace Skills

Vocational Information Center
Links to workplace skills, personal skills, life skills, math skills and study skills. – Transferable Skills Sets for Job-Seekers
Marketable job skills can be broken down into five basic categories — skills sets — that job-seekers can use in showing applicable skills from one job/career to the next.