Career Resources

Planning for your future involves more than just your career. 

For all aspects of life, CareerSource Pinellas can connect you with everything from transportation assistance to education services. Below you’ll find valuable tools that can help beyond the career search.

You can also follow CareerSource Pinellas on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter to receive additional information, the latest job opportunities and career- searching tips. 

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – This  nationally-recognized source of career information is designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future. Provides information for hundreds of popular jobs, such as:
    • necessary training and education
    • potential earnings
    • expected job prospects
    • what workers do on the job
    • working conditions
    • and much more!
  • O*Net Online Career Exploration – The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
  • My Next Move – My Next Move is specifically designed to help you determine the right career for you and to help you find a job that you will enjoy.
  • EF Career Explorer – Register with Employ Florida to see information about certain careers and what can be expected such as salary, responsibilities and specific job requirements.
  • Career One Stop – Career One Stop is your pathway to career success. Explore careers, get resume advice, samples and templates, wage and salary information, and more.
  • Job Corps – Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn about a career, earn a high school diploma or GED and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
  • Florida Department of Education (Career & Adult Education) – As a student, you have many questions about what your next steps in education will be. The Florida Department of Education offers various courses you may need.
  • GCF Learn Free – From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math and more, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactive and games, completely free.
  • Good Typing – Learn how to type correctly in just a few hours. 27 guided lessons to learn step-by-step from the beginning with this completely free resource
  • VR Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. 
  • LEAP TAMPA BAY- LEAP Tampa Bay’s mission is to transform lives by leveraging the power of community collaboration to accelerate personal, workforce, and community prosperity through education.
  • Access Florida – The Department of Children and Families Automated Community Connection to Economic Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) program determines eligibility for the Food Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid and Refugee Assistance programs in the state of Florida.
  • Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. – Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. (COC) serves children, adults, families, elderly, and low income families along with refugees, asylum seekers who are victims of torture, human trafficking, or spouse abuse , and immigrants who face language and cultural barriers that make navigation of local laws, social service, and health care systems difficult.
  • Florida KidCare – Access quality, affordable health and dental insurance for kids. From birth through the end of age 18, Florida children are eligible for head to toe coverage, even if one or both parents are working.
  • Area Agency on Aging – Area Agency on Aging is an Aging and Disability Resource Center, which is the place to start for seniors, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities who are looking to live safely and independently in their homes and communities.
  • Community Development Block Grant Program – The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.  The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – HUD provides various resources on housing, fairness of lending, rental assistance, sustainability and research tools for housing and information.
  • Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program – assists unemployed or underemployed non-custodial parents in establishing a pattern of regular child support payments by obtaining and maintaining unsubsidized, competitive employment.  
  • Department of Children and Families – DCF provides resources for adoption, adult protective services, child care, child welfare, legal services, foster care, substance abuse, domestic violence and many other family-related topics.
  • Tobacco Free Florida – Quitting is hard, but not impossible. Tobacco Free Florida provides FREE services, tools and tips to help you or a loved one quit tobacco for good.
  • CONNECT –  Claim your weekly Reemployment Assistance benefits, update and monitor your accounts, and respond to requests for information. Questions or concerns regarding Reemployment Assistance Benefits must be directed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) at 1 (800) 204-2418, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
  • FREIDA – Florida Research and Economic Information Database Application is a database which provides comprehensive economic and labor market information based on easy-to-use, customer-defined data queries.
  • Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc – The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. provides a variety of services to American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians living in both Florida and Georgia. One of its primary goals is to provide technical assistance for the educational, economic, social and cultural advancement of the Native American citizens within the states of Florida and Georgia. The Council also provides employment and training programs for the economically disadvantaged, underemployed, or unemployed through a grant from the Department of Labor, Workforce Investment Act. Assistance is designed to meet the needs of each individual, meeting them where they are now and helping them to get to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Department of Elder Affairs, State of Florida –Call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) to find out if you or your loved ones are eligible to receive benefits and services from one or more of its programs.
State of Florida Job Search Links
National Job Search Links
  • (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Veterans Employment Center – This website is the single federal source for veterans looking for new career opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as service members transitioning to the civilian workforce, military and veteran spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, GI Bill beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to connect with high quality applicants.
  • St. Petersburg Assisted Living Guide – This guide, specifically focused on the St. Petersburg Area, educates readers on essential aspects to consider when researching assisted living options. It answers common questions about cost, facility type and more. It also breaks down the amenities of several local assisted living facilities.
  • Florida Assisted Living Guide – This guide focuses on retirement resources within the entire state of Florida.
  • First Presbyterian Church – Meals on Wheels – First Presbyterian Church – Meals on Wheels makes food options available for homebound community members. Call 727-822-2031 for assistance.
  • The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas – The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas provides aging-related resources like education and advocacy services. Call 727-217-8111 to participate.
  • AARP Florida – St. Petersburg Office – AARP Florida – St. Petersburg Office is an organization for seniors that offers services like insurance, and advocacy programs for seniors in the community. Call 866-595-7678 to connect with a representative.
  • The Sunshine Center – The Sunshine Center is a community services group that offers assistance and support programs for seniors. Call 727-893-7101 for information on how to get involved.
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic – Food Bank – The St. Petersburg Free Clinic – Food Bank offers food options for community members in need. Call 727-821-1200 for assistance.