As part of a project I'm currently working on, I'm gathering resources for employees who are dealing with a corporate merger, and uncertain about their careers in the near future. Here at WebRev, we've been providing such resources for the last couple of years, through our jobs and education feeds.
A few of the resources below are gleaned from those feeds, but most are specific to those working in Corporate America, so if you know anyone who might find these useful, we hope you'll share them. Employees who are uncertain about the future of their corporate careers may be facing lateral moves or demotions within their own companies (or, hopefully, promotions). Some older employees may be considering early retirement. Some may be wondering if they will be laid off, or whether they should find a new job before they're forced to do so.
For those planning to remain in the workforce, updating resumes and job skills are a good idea, so I've included several resources for that in the list below. Those planning to retire also need to make some preparations, and I've included a few resources for beginning that type of transition.
Free Career Planning Tools
OK Career Planner
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
US Office of Personnel Management
Tulsa Community College Career Assessment
Resume.Monster.com (Free and Paid services)
Careerealism (Because Every Job is Temporary)
Washington State Workforce job interview preparation presentation (Scroll through using the menu at the bottom)
Answers.USA.gov Job Loss Assistance Programs
Free Online Education Resources
MIT Open Courseware
Yale Open Courseware
Education Portal (Also the new Education Portal Academy)
Education Online for Computers
Free Retirement Information
Money-Zine Early Retirement Calculator
Money Central: 6 Keys to a Great Early Retirement
Prudential: Retirement Planning
Fidelity: Retirement Planning
Do you have other online professional development resources you would like to share?