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More than 16,000 public users rated more than 600 online job and career tools in the U.S. Department of Labor's Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge.

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Career Planning Tools

Career Planning Tools (e.g. ladders, transition tools, etc.) focus on individuals who are switching careers, upgrading skills, or entering the workforce. Career tools can include resume writing tools, career readiness sites, and career guides.

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Career Ready 101 - (  *
A comprehensive career training course that helps design itself based on available resources! It is an integrated approach to exploring careers and their skill requirements, building workplace skills using KeyTrain®, and creating life-literacy with such skills as financial awareness and job searching.

CareerScribe - (  * is a free, ongoing virtual career management system for candidates. Our solution offers individuals the ability to upload any and all document, providing evidence of their professional life. - (  *
GadBall is a unique career portal for Job Seekers and One Stop Centers developed and supported by Data Frenzy, its clients, and job board partners. GadBall is entirely free for Job Seekers and One Stop Centers.

National Career Readiness Certificate - (  *
The National Career Readiness Certificate verifies to employers anywhere in the United States that an individual has essential core employability skills in Reading, Math, and Locating Information. ACT has researched over 16,000 occupations, and these three skills are highly important to the majority of jobs in the workplace. The Certificate is an easily understood and nationally valued credential that certifies the attainment of these workplace skills.

Optimal Resume - (  *
Optimal Resume is the technology leader in career center management software, pioneering flexible, online solutions for resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, portfolios, skills assessments, and video resumes. Our innovative web applications not only improve career center efficiency and performance, but also streamline employer recruitment efforts with leading edge tools for resume searching, online interviewing and videoconferencing, and high-impact brand advertising. Job seekers use Optimal Resume to create and manage all critical employment documents and practice for job interviews in a single online location.

ResuWe - (  *
Make Your Resume Web Friendly and Attractive to Employers With ResuWe, the New Free Resume Optimization and Job Search Tool.