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Job and Career - GeneralResources

General Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook Web version
(U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics) Profiles of hundreds of occupations; describes What They Do, Work Environment, Pay, Job Outlook, and more.
See: A-Z Index. Browse occupations by highest paying, fastest growing, or most new jobs (proposed).
Also available - 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook Credo, ORU database
The Best Jobs for Millennials in 2015
The Best Jobs of 2014
The Best Jobs of 2015
Jobs Rated List of Reports
Jobs Rated Report 2015: Tanking the TOP 200 Jobs
Niche Networks - Each job network may include articles, videos, news, ratings, career advice, emerging trends, outstanding figures, key publications, and more.
O*Net Online (Occupational Information Network)
Detailed descriptions of jobs and work; includes tools & technology, skills, detailed work activities, job zone, interests, work values, wage & employment, and more.
Spotlight on Statistics: Occupations (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Provides an "overview of occupational employment and wages in May 2013...."
Career Outlook
Same occupation, different pay: How wages vary
Finding Books
In the library catalog, key in terms such as career, vocational guidance, job hunting, resume, or employment agencies in the Subject field. For more results use the Keyword field. If you know only part of a book title, search the Title field using the words you know are in the title. 
Make Your Job a Calling
Make 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 Hunting & Career Development

CareerBuilder <>
Global presence; "largest online job site int he U.S."
CareerCast: Search Jobs <>
Use Advance Job Search, Browse Jobs by Category, or Search by Company.
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)

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 that promotes 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)

Employment Interviewing

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
Searching Databases for Job and Career Resources

In addition to career websites, use databases to identify trends, the job outlook and other features or projections for your career.

Select a general or subject database. For example, 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.
Use key terms for your occupation.
Update your search results using the Subject and/or Thesaurus links in the left menu bar.
Change or add databases, as needed.

Academic Search Complete Subject Terms

Database Subject Terms
Use the subject headings to browse alternative, broader and narrower terms.

vocational development, vocational counseling, career guidance

career changes, occupational mobility, career switching, changing jobs, promotion

occupation, job, career, vocation

For example, in Academic Search Complete, click Subject Terms in the top menu, key in the term career, mark Relevancy Ranked, and then click Browse. Click a text link to expand the term or check the box and click the ADD button to search the term.

Sample Searches
Use the links below to review search results and edit for other careers or professions.