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General Resources on the Web
2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook Credo Reference database
(U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Profiles of hundreds of occupations; describes What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, Job Outlook, and more.
CareerCast: The Best Jobs of 2014
O*Net Online (Occupational Information Network)
Occupational Outlook Handbook, online, (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
See the A-Z Index.
Spotlight on Statistics: Occupations (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Finding Books
In the library catalog, key in terms such as career, vocational guidance, job hunting, employment agencies, or resume in the Subject field. For more results use the Keyword field.
If you are looking for a book and know only part of the title, search the Title field using the words you know ar in the title. 
Make Your Job a CallingMake Your Job a Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work by Bryan Dik and Ryan Duffy
Call Number: Ebook available online, ebrary


Job and Career Resources: Job Hunting

CareerBuilder <>
Global presence; "largest online job site int he U.S."
College Recruiter <>
Dice <>
Primarily for technology, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality professionals.
Indeed <>
Largest job agregator in the world. Searches the web for job openings.
Job-Hunt: How to Succeed in Your Job Search Today <>
Provides Quick Guides to over 50 job search topics. For Job Hunters
Official site of Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?
Neuvoo <>
Available in Canada, U.S., Switzerland and France with projected international expansion in 2015. Blog -- How to Find Your Dream Job Before anyone Else
SimplyHired <>, Blog
~6 million open jobs in ~974 occupations by ~600 thousand unique employers by the National Labor Exchange <>

Sample ebook and Print titles
Title links go to ebook full text; call number links to go to library catalog records.

View all ebrary ebooks on: "job hunting" ~86
"career development" ~87

100 Conversations for Career Success100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Tweet, Cold Call, and Network Your Way to a Dream Job by Miriam Salpeter and Laura Lubovich
Call Number: Ebook available online, ebrary

101 Ways to Find Work... 101 Ways to Find Work ... and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career! by Austin, Charles Michael
Call Number: Ebook available online, ebrary
Career Development: Global Issues and Challenges

Career Development: Global Issues and Challenges by Mark Watson, Mary McMahon
Call Number: Ebook available online, ebrary
From the series Professions - Training, Education and Demographics, includes Artists in the Workforce: Trends and Data and Career Counseling and Constructivism

Counseling for Career Construction...

Counseling for Career Construction: Connecting Life Themes to Construct Life Portraits by J.G. Maree
Call Number: Ebook available online, ebrary

  • 100 Best Careers for the 21st Century, Call number HF5381.F476 LRC-R 
  • Best Jobs for the 21st Century, Call number HF5381.15.F37 LRC-R
  • The Big Book of Jobs..., Call number HF5382.5.U5 B54
  • College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs..., Call number HF5382.5.U5 F644 LRC-R
  • Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (3 vols.), Call number H5381.E52 LRC-R 
  • Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, Call number LB2343.P57 (Main collection, available for checkout) 
  • Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job, Call number HF5381.A38 (main collection, available for checkout)
  • So Good They Can't Ignore Your: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Call number HF5381.N497 (main collection, available for checkout) 
  • The Top 100: The Fastest-growing Careers for the 21st Century, Call number HF5382.T59 LRC-R
  • What Color is Your Parachute?, Call number HF5383.B56 LRC-R (online supplement, JobHuntersBible)
  • What You're Really Meant To Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential, Call number HF5381.K363 (main collection, available for checkout)

Job and Career Resources: Resume Writing

In the library catalog search terms like resumes and cover letters in the keyword or subject fields.

View all ebrary ebooks on: "resumes (employment)" ~8

Best Jobs of the 21st CenturyBest KeyWords for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews
Call Number: HF5383.E54 LRC-R (also available in the main collection for checkout) 


Job Search Letters for Dummies (4th Edition)Job Search Letters for Dummies (4th Edition) by Joyce Lain Kennedy
Call Number: Ebook available on line, ebrary
The author uses the term "job search letters" to include "all messaging tha tpromotes job finding and career health," such as letters, memos, multimedia, text messaging, mobile messages, and more.
The Resume Kit

The Resume Kit by Richard H. Beatty
Call Number: Ebook available online, eBook Collection
Click book image at left then click the "eBook Full Text" link in the left sidebar to read the full text.

Unbeatable Resumes...Unbeatable Resumes: America's Top Recruiter Reveals What Really Gets You Hired
Call Number: HF5383.B4335 LRC-R (also available in main collection for checkout)

Job and Career Resources: Employment Interviewing

Forbes: Interviewing

The Two Minute Crash Course on Interviews by Dick Bolles <>

View all ebrary ebooks on: "employment interviewing" ~74
View library catalog results for "interviewing" ~42
Answering Tough Interview Questions for DummiesAnswering Tough Interview Questions for Dummies (2nd Edition) by Rob Yeung
Call Number: Ebook available online, ebrary

Knock 'em Dead
Call Number: HF5549.5.I6 Y37


The Vault MBA Career bibleThe Vault MBA Career Bible
Call Number: HR1131.V38 LRC-R

Job & Career Resources: Searching Databases

Databases - Use Subject Limits
In addition to career websites, use databases to identify trends, the outlook and other features or projections for your career.
Begin in Academic Search Complete, then click the Choose Databases link to mark and add one or more subject related databases to search. Or, use the QuickLinks tab above or the database list to select database(s).
Use key terms for your occupation. After you review the result list, update it by using the Subject and (or) Subject Thesaurus links in the left menu bar (shown below). Mark all relevant subjects for your occupation. Change databases as needed.

Subject Thesaurus Terms
Sample Searches
Use the links below to review search results and edit for other careers or professions.
librarian AND "job description"
library professions AND ethics (Subject Term)
DE "LIBRARIANS -- Professional ethics" (DE = subject heading)
DE "Library science -- Moral & ethical aspects" (Subject heading); same search edited