Job and Career Resources
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Contents: Reference Materials | Web Sites

Reference Materials

100 Best Careers for the 21st Century
HF5381.F476 LRC-R
Best KeyWords for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews
The Big Book of Jobs...
HF5382.5.U5 B54
College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs...
HF5382.5.U5 F644 LRC-R
The Directory of Jobs & Careers Abroad
HF5549.5.E45 G37 LRC-R
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (Four volumes)
H5381.E52 LRC-R
How to Market Your College Degree
HF5382.7.R626 LRC-5
Knock 'em Dead 2004
HF5549.5.I6 Y37
Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
HF5381.A1 O36 LRC-R
The On-Line Job Search Companion
HF5382.75.U6 G66 LRC-R
The Resume Kit
Resume Writing Made Easy
HF5383.C69 LRC-5
Summer Jobs in the USA
HF5382.5.U5 S76
What Color is Your Parachute?
HF5383.B56 LRC-R 
(See the online supplement called JobHuntersBible.)


In the Library Catalog:
  • Search a topic such as career, vocational guidance, job hunting, employment agencies, or resume in Subject Headings or Subject Keywords. When a list of subjects appears, choose one that is of interest to you to view list of related books.
  • If you are looking for a book and know only part of the title, search Title Keyword using the words you know are in the title.


Web Sites
Academic Careers Online
Search job openings (new ones added daily), post your resume, and receive email alerts when matching jobs are posted.
America's Job Bank
Offers search tips, employers, job market information. Lists more than 1 million jobs compiled by State Employment agencies.
America's Career InfoNet
Provides growth and wages data by occupation, required skills, abilities and knowledge for occupations, and approximately 65,000 employer links.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
An excellent resource for fact-finding. Numerous links to broad categories such as "Safety & Health," "At a Glance Tables," and "Occupation." Includes links to Wages by Area and Occupation, Job Openings and Labor Turnover, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and more.
Includes job resource center, career assessment, career and job search engine, and more.
The Career Center (Emory University)
Career City
Career Guide to Industries (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
"The Career Guide to Industries provides information on available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information."
Career Center at Emory University
Career Voyages (U.S. Departments of Labor and of Education)
Information on high growth occupations. Provides lists by educational level, growth by state, and salary.
Designed as a supplement to the book, What Color Is Your Parachute?
Includes articles, career development, internships/co-ops, salary information, job market research, and more.
The Monster Board
Job search, resume builder, employer profiles, and search database.
List of resources, resume information, recruiters and graduate schools.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
"The Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations."
O*NET OnLine (Occupational Information Network)
Jobs registry accessible to unemployment workforce.
Programming & IT Jobs
Quintessential Careers
Includes feature articles, career resources, industry-specific and general job site directory, and more.
State and Local Government on the Net
State by state listings of government agencies that are hiring
Help wanted ads nationwide.
U.S. Department of Labor in the 21st Century: Find It! By Audience -- Job Seekers/Unemployed
U.S. News Work and Career Center
Search "career" and additional words for relevant articles.
Vault: The Insiders Career Network
Salary Links
Salary Comparison and Salary Calculator (New York Times)
Vault: Salary Wizard
Subject Directories/Portals
Career.Org ("Jobs, employment, job search and career resource directory organized by topic and region.")
JobBank USA (Many jobs in all fields. Information is organized and accessible many ways. Provides a Meta-search page, which allows simultaneous searching of more than 18 other jobs listing sites.)
Job-Hunt.Org (Directory of job sites organized by location, industry or profession, resources, etc.)
Librarians' Index to the Internet: Jobs and Careers  (Directory of sites evaluated by librarians.)
The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet