Career Development Resources

Free tools for Harford Community College Students to explore personal attributes and match to relevant occupations:

Focus 2

Students can open a free account for an online career and education planning system that will help to assess personal qualities and interests and explore relevant career fields and major areas of study. With the knowledge gained, choosing a successful and rewarding career path will come more easily. To create a student account, use your owlmail email address as your username and see your Advisor for the access code.

Watch a tour on what FOCUS 2 CAREER is all about!

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. This site is available to current HCC students via OwlNet, My Academic Life Tab (link on left side under My Career Plan: Career Resources).

Other Career Development Tools:

National Career Development Association 

This site includes many resources, services, and tools which assist users in exploring careers, planning for the future, searching for employment, and finding the additional training necessary to pursue employment in their field of choice.

O-NET OnLine

ONET has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Occupational Outlook Handbook

US Department of Labor, the Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe what they do, related work environment, "how to become one," pay scales, and more.

mySkills myFuture Career Onestop

Explore new career options and expand your job search. This "career one stop" website is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

This site encourages people who are pursuing "encore careers" – jobs that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact – in the second half of life. While is not a job placement service, it provides free, comprehensive information that helps people transition to jobs in the nonprofit world and the public sector.

HCC Career Connect

This tool is available to HCC students and alumni/ae to conduct job searches and connect with employers and recruiters who list employment and internship opportunities at no cost. For more information about this exciting resource, please contact Anna Berglowe-Lynch, Coordinator for Career Services at