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 ( Discusses career exploration process through six subject areas.

Bureau of Labor Statistics ( Online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career insights through alphabetical occupation lists. ( Offers career information, job search advice and an online career test.

Quintessential Careers ( Contains 10 tips for developing a career planning strategy, with additional career tools.

- McClatchy-Tribune News