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Jumpstart career plans with online help

Whether looking to make a midlife employment field switch or preparing to graduate from college, developing a career plan requires careful planning.

And fortunately, many Web sites are available to assist the process. Here are a few general career planning sites that might be worth a visit:

America's CareerInfoNet (www.acinet.org/explore/View.aspx): Discusses career exploration process through six subject areas.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov/oco): Online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career insights through alphabetical occupation lists.

CareerPlanner.com (careerplanner.com): Offers career information, job search advice and an online career test.

Quintessential Careers (quintcareers.com/career_planning_tips.html): Contains 10 tips for developing a career planning strategy, with additional career tools.

- McClatchy-Tribune News

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