Online Career Resources

Online Career Resources

This page is dedicated to providing you with additional resources and information to assist with the career exploration and job seeking process. 


Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Films on Demand

Films on Demand offers a variety of Career and Job Search videos to view online:  Career Exploration, Career Fields, Job Search Skills and Job Success.

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Iowa’s Career Coach

Iowa’s Career Coach is designed to help you find a career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Sponsored by Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Workforce Development.

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Learn How to Become wants you to achieve your academic and career goals. To help, we’ve provided in-depth information on how to pursue a myriad of careers, as well as how to conduct an effective job search in a variety of fields and industries. Our guides include insight and advice from several experts and extensive research on different career paths. Peruse this section for a look at the education and training needed to begin – or advance – your career.

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NACE Salary Calculator Center

NACE Salary Calculator Center is the hub for compensation data, with salary data for more than 1,000 occupations in 560 regions of the United States. The NACE Salary Calculators are easy to use, and the salary survey data is updated monthly to ensure consistently accurate salary data. It helps job seekers find salary data to assist with career planning, and provides employers, HR professionals, recruiters and business managers with the perfect compensation survey data tool.

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Optimal Resume

Optimal Resume is provided for current students and alumni to launch their professional lives through innovative, interactive modules that allow creation of resumes, letters, reference sheets, and more. also provides skill assessment, successful interview skill development, and individual Web pages that showcase these documents.  To access, you will need a valid Iowa Lakes Community College email address. Alumni can also access and use the site free of charge. 

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Virtual Career Library

Visit the Virtual Career Library logo to access over 6,000 digital pages of career guidance information. Inside you will find hundreds of career advice videos, digital career books and directories, virtual job data cards, job bank resources, and occupational videos to help you achieve career and life success. 

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies is an online resource where you can career-shadow over 1,000 individuals from across America. 

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What Can I Do with this Major?

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.

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Job Opportunities

Iowa Lakes Corridor

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development champion for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. The Iowa Lakes Corridor was developed to foster, encourage, promote, aid or otherwise assist in the economic growth and development of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. 

If you are currently seeking employment, you are invited to post your resume and view job opportunities in the area.  

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Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search. Students can also use this link to search internships.

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