Whether you are looking for your first job or trying to change your career path, it’s important to take the time to research the different career options that match your skill set. The resources provided on this page will help you focus on what job is the best fit for you!
Take an assessment to help identify potential careers based on your interests, work style, and personality.
Plano Public Library Resources
Check out the Job & College Resources blog posts highlighting career research.
Search the Plano Public Library online catalog to find books, eBooks, and more about career research, personality assessments, and .
The links below require a Plano Public Library Card. Click here to learn more about getting a card.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center’s Job Hunting and Workplace Skills section has information on resumes, cover letters, and career skills. Ferguson’s also allows you to view and download sample resumes and cover letters.
LearningExpress Library’s Career Center and the Job & Career Accelerator offer informative career and preparation eBooks as well as instantly scored practice tests based on the official exams for a wide variety of occupations.
Lynda.com’s extensive library of free online courses offers overviews and in-depth dives into different careers so you can determine the right career path for you. Some suggested courses include Managing Your Career: Early Career, Making a Career Change, and Finding Your Purpose After Active Duty.
Trusted Free Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Discover hundreds of occupations and learn what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, and more.
Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
Texas Workforce Commission
The state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.
O*net Resource Center
Includes tools to learn about and explore over 900 different careers, and includes pertinent skills, tasks, salaries, as well as evaluation tools.
Provides data and information on a variety of topics including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more.
Wolfram Alpha Salaries & Wage
Look up and compare median salaries for hundreds of different occupations. Convert hourly wages to annual salaries or explore trends in wages.
Good & Co.
Good & Co is a free, self-discovery engine based on science from both Myer-Briggs and Big-Five personality tests that assess strengths and traits within a professional workplace. Available online and as a free app for Apple or Android devices.