Entering the World of Work

Chapter Internet Links

Chapter 1 You and Work

Working in the 21st Century
View a slide show about changes in today's world of work.
( http://www.bls.gov/opub/working/ )
Job Accommodation Network
Find out about job accommodations for people with all types of disabilities.
( http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/ )

Chapter 2 Understanding Yourself

Career Development eManual
Click on “Self-Assessment” to read about getting to know yourself.
( http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/ )
Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide
Read about lots of things you can do to improve your self-image.
( http://www.mentalhealth.org/publications/allpubs/SMA-3715/default.asp )

Chapter 3 Exploring Careers

Career Clusters
Find out more about jobs in the 16 career clusters.
( http://www.careerclusters.org )
Informational Interviewing Tutorial
Get tips on how to do informational interviews.
( http://www.quintcareers.com/informational_interviewing.html )

Chapter 4 Your Training and Education

Office of Apprenticeship Training
Click on “Finding a Program” to learn about finding an apprenticeship program.
( http://www.doleta.gov/atels_bat/ )
Distance Learning Resource Network
Find out about distance learning in all different subjects.
( http://www.dlrn.org/ )
Career Colleges and Technical Schools
Learn about choosing a school and paying for your education.
( http://www.ed.gov/students/prep/college/consumerinfo/index.html )
My Future
Click on “Military Opportunities” to find out about training in the U.S. armed forces.
( http://www.myfuture.com/ )

Chapter 5 Making a Career Plan

Planning a Career
Find out about making a career plan and see a sample career plan.
( http://www.mapping-your-future.org/planning/ )
Career Planning
Read about planning your career and making good decisions.
( http://www.nextsteps.org/career/ )

Chapter 6 Finding Job Openings

Visit this large career Web site and job board.
( http://www.monster.com )
Find out how to network your way to a job.
( http://www.communityinclusion.org/publications/text/to7text.html )

Chapter 7 Applying for a Job

Cover Letters and Thank-You Letters
Learn how to write a good cover letter and a good thank-you letter. Read sample letters, too.
( http://www.csp.msu.edu/pages/qg/ )
Ten Tips for Landing Your First Job
Learn the basics for getting a good job.
( http://www.quintcareers.com/ten_job_tips.html )

Chapter 8 Interview Success

BusinessWeek Company Research
Use this database to do company research before the interview.
( http://bwnt.businessweek.com/company/search.asp )
Job Interviewing for People With Disabilities
Tips on making a great impression at the job interview.
( http://www.nod.org/content.cfm?id=26 )

Chapter 9 Your First Days on the Job

SBA Online Business Center
This site gives a sample dress code.
( http://www.onlinewbc.gov/docs/manage/hrpol_dr.html )
U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division
Use this site to find out about minimum wage in your state.
( http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm )

Chapter 10 Job Safety

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The homepage for OSHA, which provides safety rules and regulations for the workplace.
( http://www.osha.gov )
OSHA Teen Workers Page
This section of the OSHA Web site provides information for teen workers.
( http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/teenworkers/index.html )
CDC Young Worker Safety and Health
This site from the U.S. Center for Disease Control gives information on workplace safety for young people.
( http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/youth/ )
CDC Ergonomics Page
This site from the U.S. Center for Disease Control gives information on ergonomics.
( http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/Ergonomics/Ergohome.htm )
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
This site gives information on job safety in both English and Spanish.
( http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/adoldoc.html )

Chapter 11 Getting Along With Others

Vocational Information Center - Communication Skills
This site gives examples of different workplace communication.
( http://www.khake.com/page66.html )

Chapter 12 Being a Valuable Employee

Visit this large health site to find ways to keep and stay healthy, which can improve your performance on the job.
( http://kidshealth.org/teen/ )

Chapter 13 Your Paycheck and Your Taxes

Tax Information for Students
Click on “Understanding Taxes” for student lessons, activities, and tax tutorials about taxes.
( http://www.irs.gov/individuals/students/index.html )

Chapter 14 Managing Your Money

Practical Money Skills for Students
Visit this large health site for lessons and quizzes on money management.
( http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/english/students/level.php?id=3 )

Chapter 15 Using Technology

Find out information about technology and careers on this interactive site.
( http://www.gettech.org/default2.asp )
Computer Basics
Test your knowledge of computer terms with these fun online games.
( http://www.quia.com/jg/65620.html )

Chapter 16 Planning Your Future

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
This site provides information and help for people with physical and mental disabilities to living and working independently.
( http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html?src=mr )
U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration - Unemployment
Find out about unemployment insurance for your state.
( http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/ )
America's Service Locator
This site will help you locate a One-Stop Career Center near you.
( http://www.servicelocator.org/ )
U.S. Election Assistance Commission FAQ
A list of frequently asked questions about voting in the United States.
( http://www.eac.gov/faq.asp?format=none )
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