Career Tools

Explore Careers

Follow the guided Career Plan on the GPS LifePlan site.  Then, discuss your findings with the PTC counselor.  http://www.gpslifeplan.org/pinetech/career/

Visit the ISEEK site, and take a career assessment. Gain ideas and information about occupations that interest you. Under specific occupations, you will see examples of similar occupations. This site connects you with resources in Minnesota.

Explore careers, take an assessment, and gain much more at CareerOneStop. Take a moment to browse the page before beginning. Tons of information is available on this government-sponsored site.

Look up an occupation by a keyword search or by Employment Projections. Find the job outlook for nearly any occupation over the next five to ten years.

Changing Your Major/Program of Study

Ever wonder, "What can I do with a major in...?" Of course you have! Check this site explaining the value behind many majors; it's especially useful if you're thinking about transferring to a four-year college or university. Use it to connect majors with specific careers.

The PTC Career Center

Unsure about your career direction? Undecided in your major? Want to know where an A.S. in Business Administration might take you? Wondering if a career in healthcare, business or industry is right for you? Visit the Pine Technical College Career Center located in the Learning Resource Technology Center (LRTC). At the Career Center, you will find an enormous amount of helpful information such as average salaries, who's hiring and what careers are appropriate for particular majors. For more information about the Career Center, call Kathy Arola at 320-629-5135.

Job Search Resources

Minnesota Job Bank

Look for work at the Minnesota Job Bank. Although not all jobs are posted here, this is an excellent place to start.

Careers with the State of Minnesota

Find a career using the official site for State of Minnesota government careers.

Minnesota Workforce Centers

Minnesota WorkForce Centers (WFCs) provide the tools, resources and services needed for job searching, career planning and training needs.

MnSCU Job Opportunities

Search for jobs within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Job Seekers' Resources

Job Seekers' Resourcesat Minnesota WorkForce Centers are excellent online resources for job seekers including tips on resume writing and more job banks.

Minnesota Salary Survey

Visit the Minnesota Salary Survey and get information regarding wages and salaries for certain jobs in the state.

GPS LifePlan

Goals + Plans = Success! The GPS LifePlan site is always helpful for job-seekers. Furthermore, the GPS LifePlan: Managing Job Loss and Transitions site is especially helpful in providing resources for support and information when facing transitions and sudden job loss.

Nationwide Job Banks

There are many nationwide online job databases where you can search for specific jobs and apply online.

-- Monster.com
-- EmploymentGuide.com
-- Indeed.com