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Bibliography: Careers

The following are a selection of related subject headings in the Online Catalog:

Career changes

Cover letters

Job descriptions

Job-hunting--United States--Directories



United States--Occupations--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Vocational Guidance

Vocational Interests

Some of the related tiles owned by the library

Bolles, Richard Nelson

What color is your parachute?

Reference HF5383 .B56

The encyclopedia of careers and vocational guidance

Reference HF5381 .E52 2005 v.1-6

Career information center

Reference HF 5382.5 U5 C32 1993 v.1-13

Careers in...

The library owns this series which covers many jobs. They are shelved with the subject field of the occupation

The complete guide for occupational exploration: an easy-to-use guide to exploring over 12,000 job titles, based on interests, experience, skills, and other factors

Reference HF 5382.5U5 C65 1993


Krannich, Ronald L.

Dynamite cover letters and other great job search letters

Reference HF5382.7 .K693 1997

Mast, Jennifer Arnold

The job seeker's guide to 1000 top employers

Reference HF 5382.75.U6 M37519


Occupational outlook handbook

Reference HF5381 .A1036 1998-99

The job hunter's catalog

Reference HF 5382.7 .S36 1996


Selected Internet Resources from the Librarians' Internet Index (http://lii.org)

America's Career InfoNet - http://www.acinet.org/

Includes "wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and ... [a] career resource library online." Also features video, searchable scholarships, and more. Available in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and other languages. Searchable.


Career Development eManual - http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/

A detailed guide intended for university students, but valuable for people at any career stage. It shows how to assess one's personality, aptitudes, and values and how to match these to potential occupations. It gives advice on job hunting, practices, and reassessing one's career progress. The emphasis is on self-development, being proactive, and professionalism, but the process comes across as fundamentally enjoyable and enhancing rather than daunting. From the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) Index - http://www.wave.net/upg/immigration/dot_index.html

Contains "the alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the U.S. Department of Labor." Also available in Spanish.


JobHuntersBible - http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/ 
Excellent advice and and reviews of resources in three major sections: Job Listings; Resumes; and Career
Counseling. Written and updated by Richard Bolles as a supplement to his job hunting guidebook, What Color Is Your Parachute.

JobStar: California Job Search Guide - http://jobstar.org/ 
Absolutely the best place to begin a job search. A library-sponsored guide to job-search resources on the Web. While the focus is on California, smart job seekers nationwide will enjoy the salary information section (with connections to over 300 salary surveys); the resume section with state-of-the-art info; and Ask Electra, the Electronic Librarian. The site includes extensive listings of employer telephone hotlines, local career centers, libraries, and job search events.

JobWeb - http://www.jobweb.org/

Excellent site if you're a college student, recent graduate, or alumnus, and looking for a job. Includes: Jobs: Searchable database of job postings and Career Planning Resources: which includes a Career Library and Relocation, International, Minority, and Disability Resources. From the National Association of Colleges and Employers (formerly known as the College Placement Council, Inc.)


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13 - http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Employment outlook, educational requirements, salary to expect - for most occupations.

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet - http://www.rileyguide.com/
Excellent resource for using the Internet for finding a job. Contains introductions to, and annotated links for, jobs resources categorized by Work Opportunities - career fields, Salary Surveys - what you're worth, Research - career and work options, and Help - with resumes, cover letters, whatever you need. Don't miss the weekly What's New and the Quick Index or Table of Contents pages for more navigation options. Compiled and regularly updated by Margaret F. (Riley) Dikel, a librarian.