Career Planning

FREE Web-based resources provided to NJ residents by NJ Dept. of Labor

NJ Career Connections

This is a state site sponsored by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, State Employment and Training Commission, to help NJ teens, parents, and counselors learn more about career interests, career options, and the world of work. It also provides information about industries, occupations and skills that are in demand in New Jersey.

NJ Career Connections includes career advice, real people scenarios, and career videos. You can also take a free career assessment to help focus your search or sign up for a monthly e-newsletter, Career Fuel.

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator

This is a free career and labor market information website presented by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Center for Occupational Employment Information, to the residents of New Jersey.

It offers extensive New Jersey information on over 550 occupations and 194 NJ occupational licenses, registrations and certifications. You will find a host of free career assessment inventories to help your patron select the proper occupational path based on their likes, dislikes and preferences. Also included are sections on Volunteering and Apprenticeships in NJ.

For questions or assistance with this resource, contact Ms. Dedrea Kelly at 1-800-222-1309, or

Ferguson Career Guidance Center

Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 55,000 resource entries, and much more. This is a resource that is paid for by our high school.