About Us


The Career Development Center (CDC), founded in 1984, is a full-service, Pittsburgh based career management organization providing quality, cost-effective career services to both individual and corporate clients. Services for individuals include career assessments, career counseling/coaching, job search workshops, job development assistance and online learning.

The Job Seekers Guide provides an introduction and basic overview of the career management process and is not intended to serve as a replacement for any of the resources or professional services provided by the Career Development Center. For personalized assistance from one of our experienced Career Consultants or to learn more about our programs and services, please visit our Career Development Center website  or call our office at 412.422.5627.

Career Development Center
5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

412-422-5627 (p)

The Job Seekers Guide is produced by the Career Development Center, Pittsburgh, PA and iSeek Solutions as part of a national collaboration of the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services, with funding provided through the U.S. Department of Labor.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the career professionals and agencies that contributed to the preparation of this publication.

Portions of content in this publication were adapted from:

  • California Career Planning Guide, California Career Resource Network (CalCRN)
  • Career Choices in North Carolina, Career Development User’s Guide, North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee
  • CareerOneStop.org, iSeek Solutions and U.S. Department of Labor
  • Creative Job Search, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • GetReadyForCollege.org, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
  • GPSLifePlan.org, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System
  • ISEEK.org and MnCareers Facilitator Guide, iSeek Solutions
  • Succeed at Work, California Career Resource Network (CalCRN)

We also want to thank these partners:

  • International Association of Jewish Vocational Services
  • California Career Resource Network
  • Career Zone
  • Goodwill/Easter Seals
  • intoCareers
  • Minnesota Career & Technical Education
  • Minnesota Shared Vision for Youth
  • Ser-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.


The Job Seekers Guide was authored by Denise Felder and Shelia Cunnningham McComb of iSeek Solutions. 

Additional editing for the Pittsburgh Job Seekers Guide was provided by
Christina Rogers, an independent Career Counselor and Career Development Consultant in Sacramento, California.