Your Job Search Starts Here… at the Most Comprehensive Career Development Site on the Web!
Quintessential Careers is one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web. It first went online in November 1996.
Throughout these 18+ years, the goal of the site has remained the same:
To provide as much free and expert information, tools, and resources for students and job-seekers to aid them in their quest for career direction or a new job. The goal of this site is providing all job-seekers — teens, college students, minorities, women, older workers — with the best resources on the Web — to empower their career development and propel their career forward.
Our brand promise to you: Quintessential Careers: Your career site. Today. Tomorrow. Always.
Founder Dr. Randall Hansen has been identified as one of a select few of “trailblazers who have made the Web an essential job search tool” and whose “early vision brought critically needed organization, creativity and discipline to the untamed Internet.” From William E. Montag in Resume Guide for $100,000+ Executive Jobs (Wiley).
Quintessential Careers was first hosted on a university Webserver, partly because the Webmaster was a professor at the time, and partly because the main focus at the time of founding was on helping new college graduates find employment. At the time it was called the Quintessential Career and Job-Hunting Resources Guide.
But the mission soon expanded to include all people looking for career direction or jobs. Thus, resources were added for adult job-seekers; teens looking for part-time work, college information, or career information; and special classes of job-seekers that have had to face barriers, including women and other minorities.
And resources have continually been added — and will continue to be added — on all aspects of job-hunting, from cover letters and resumes, to networking, to interviewing, to salary negotiation, and all other career, job, and college topics. Where there is information job-seekers need, the mission of this site is to find it and report it on the site.
Want an overview of the site? Then visit About the Guide.
Want to see what we’ve written about ourselves? The read some of our news releases in our press release archive.
Want to more about the Webmaster of this site? Then visit: About the Webmaster
Interested in advertising on this site? Quintessential Careers is represented by BurstMedia. For information on sponsoring or advertising on this site, please visit our advertising page.
For more general questions, please email us using our Contact Page.
Finally, Quintessential Careers is a subsidiary — and leading member — of EmpoweringSites.com, a network of empowering Websites with the tools to improve lives, based in Kettle Falls, WA.
The Press Room
Need a career expert for a story or article you’re working on? Searching for college, career, and job news? Interested in learning more about Quintessential Careers? Want to advertise on our site? Our Press Room is your one-stop location for getting the information and resources you need.
Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Take advantage of The Quintessential Careers Content Index, which enables site visitors to locate articles, tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets in 35 career, college, job-search topic areas.