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Career Resources for Women

University of Toledo Resources
General Information
Specific for Women
Professional Development & Networking
Non-traditional Careers
Local Resources (not at UT)

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General Information

Peterson's College Planner  - search colleges or study abroad programs; information on the SAT or ACT; explore financial aid

America's Career InfoNet  - find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, and extensive career resource library online

Quintessential Careers: College, Careers, and Jobs Guide - Information on college, careers, and job search

Occupational Outlook Quarterly  - Publication for career guidance professionals, job seekers, and students. Includes employment projections from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Specific for Women

Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for women (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Women's Bureau Home Page  - The only federal Agency devoted exclusively to the concerns of women in the labor force.

Employment & Industry Trends: The Riley Guide
      ~Info for the over-Fifty Worker

Career and Job Resources for Parents -- Working and Returning to Work Moms and Dads -- provides resources and career guidance for working mothers in search of family-friendly jobs, telecommuting options, better work-life balance, new career directions and work from home options.

Working Moms Refuge -- a site by working moms for working moms. All sorts of information, resources, and advice -- with sections related to career management and opportunities, being a single mom, juggling work and parenthood, and other topics.   

Professional Development & Networking

Advancing Women -- a great resource for women in the workforce, specializing in women networking with women.

American Business Women's Association (ABWA)brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

Bella Online: Career -- a comprehensive multimedia network created by women for women.. Subjects include career planning, networking, skills inventory, conflict resolution, and much more.

CareerBabe -- provides up-to-date and insightful advice on the hottest career opportunities as well as providing the most useful career information. -- an online career resource for women by women, offering multiple tools and resources, including assessment and career planning information; resume and cover letter tips; career counseling; and more. Free to job-seekers.

Career Women -- online career center for women, including a job bank, resume bank, career resources, advice, and more.

Dress for Success -- a nonprofit organization that provides interview suits to low-income women seeking employment.

Empower Me! -- site for the empowerment and advancement of African-American professional and business women. Find all sorts of resources (workshops, conferences, networking forums) to help grow your business, further your career. Free to job-seekers.

Feminist Majority Foundation's Feminist Career Center -- designed to help feminist employers and feminist job-seekers find each other. Job-seekers can browse through job listings and/or post their resumes. Also includes a database of internships.

The Feminist Majority Foundation -- provides a career center that where female job seekers can post their resumes or search through job listings. Also includes an extensive list of internships for women.

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) -- the largest women's professional association and the largest women business owners' organization in the country, providing resources and services -- through education, networking, and public advocacy -- to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security.

Negotiating Women -- provides innovative training and consulting to professional women; a company of women committed to help other women. Provides practical advice to help women at every stage of your careers to claim your value and create conditions for success in business. No cost to job-seekers.

9to5, National Association for Working Women -- the web site for the 15,000 strong organizations. Deals with issues of job problems, family leave, sexual harassment, job redesign, and other issues related to working women.

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) -- offers a job bank for its members. OWIT is a non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade.

Women For Hire – provides a variety of career and job resources, including recruiting events and job fairs, career coaching, resume critiquing, and job-search seminars. Job-seekers can post your resume. Free and fee-based. -- a great site for working women, this site provides the latest in-depth material to help working women advance by promoting a positive attitude in women, a respect for women’s talents, and a way out of the cycle of seeing women as victims. Includes articles, discussion/networking forums, and more. Free.

WomenSportsJobs -- where women who are interested in working in the sports industry (including sports marketing, event management, community relations, coaching, athletic administration, health & fitness, broadcasting, and more) can sign-up for subscription-based (and fee-based) job listings as well as submit your resume (for free). -- (formerly a career site designed to assist women seeking career advancement. Job-seekers can browse for jobs (by occupation/industry) and post your resume, as well as find tips and other resources. Free to job-seekers.

Women's Village -- from, this site provides valuable information on career opportunities as well as the tools needed to survive and succeed in America's workplace.

Women's Work -- self-titled, "the business site for business women," this Web site includes all sorts of resources and links for women, including business resources, forums and chats, shopping, and feature stories. -- a career and networking site designed where working women who juggle a career and personal life find strategies for success, including advice on navigating work/life, leadership, and advancement; improving your business skills; and more. No cost to job-seekers.

WWWomen -- Includes a rather large directory of issues relating to women beyond (but including) career and employment issues. Has one of the most vibrant and dynamic online communities for women, with more than 50 different topics.

YourOnRamp -- a fantastic career, networking, personal advice, and job site resource for women in career transition. Whether OnRamping or OffRamping, the site offers tools to help you succeed. Lots of great resources, no matter where you are in your career. No cost to visitors.

Women's Career Resources  - Sites that help career women get out of traditional job roles. Read about women's issues, workers' rights, and many other labor-related topics.

Non-traditional Careers

Nontraditional Career Resource Center at Rutgers University Provides resources, materials and programming for students, educators and parents to encourage interest and opportunities in nontraditional careers.

Institute for Women In Trades  Technology & Sciences  Provides tools to successfully integrate women into male-dominated careers  

National Association of Women in Construction: Promotes and supports the advancement and employment of women in the construction industry.

Work4Women: This site from Wider Opportunities for Women helps women and girls explore nontraditional jobs, find training programs and support systems to help existing women workers remain in the male-dominated fields.

Nontraditional Employment for Women: Provides "occupational skills and fitness training, job readiness, counseling and case management, and job placement services in occupations in which women are underrepresented."

Local Resources

Suitably Attired A non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services, at no cost, to low-income women seeking economic self-sufficiency through employment. Suitably Attired provides clients with interview or work appropriate attire, and offers individualized support, educational programming, and personal attention. Monroe Street Neighborhood Center, 3613 Monroe St., Toledo, OH  43606; Phone 419-472-4752;

The Source of Northwest Ohio  Job opportunities in SCOTI, which is Ohio’s statewide job matching system; Career exploration/ career counseling; Job search workshops and job referral/job development services; Specialized job seeker services for older workers, veterans, vocational rehabilitation services, job and family services referrals, unemployment compensation info. 1301 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43624; 419.213.5627

St. Stephen Lutheran Church - Free service to the community offering resume critiques, interviewing and networking assistance. 7800 Erie St, Sylvania, OH 43560; 419.885.1551; Hours of operation: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

Educational Talent Search Program - Provides assistance to individuals, ages 11 to adult, from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Toledo area. Career exploration, academic advising, assistance in completing financial aid forms and college admissions applications. To qualify, participants must: be a potential first generation college student AND have a family taxable income that does not exceed 150% of the poverty level OR meet the federal legislative definition of physically handicapped/ disabled AND be a Toledo resident. 642 Division Street, Toledo, OH 43602; 419.255.2161

Last Updated: 6/9/16