UPDATED 2nd EDITION
The Virginia Occupational Career Resource Guide is produced by the Virginia Employment Commission to assist students and any other persons who are looking for information to aid them in researching and finding a new career. Information is provided on a variety of career choices, how to plan for a career, education needed to qualify for various jobs, how to apply and interview for jobs, and much more.(The 2nd edition has been updated to include the 2016-2026 occupational projections and the latest wage data from May 2018.)
In This Issue: Special COVID-19 Issue
In This Issue: Finding the best Job Search Sites; Dislocated Worker Definition and Program; Hand laborers and Movers; and more.
This publication is designed to help young students get a very basic understanding of occupations and careers by correlating their interests with various occupations. Most of these worksheets are for grades 1 and 2, but a few worksheets are advanced enough for grade 3. You can print out and use all the worksheets, or just the ones you think are best suited to the age and skill level of your students/child. (Grades 1-3)
The Career Quarterly Newsletter provides articles about occupational activity in Virginia, career planning, job seeker advice, and more.
This flyer provides labor market information on occupations in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
This poster gives helpful tips for preparing for interviews. It is 11" x 17" (tabloid) and can be downloaded and printed.
The six Career Guide Handouts will help you discover your career interests by learning about career clusters, different careers inside those career clusters, education and skills needed, and how to further research a career you might be interested in pursuing. These Handouts are designed especially for students in grades 5 - 8. UDATED (8/19) with latest wage data.
The Pocket Resume is a PDF form you can fill out with your education, work history, and references, print, cut and fold. This is a handy resource that you can quickly reference when filling out a job application or preparing for a job interview.
A brochure that provides useful tips for each of the five steps of a successful job search: searching for job openings; tips for resumes; applying online and in-person; interviewing; and follow-up.