WRT 200 (McVeigh Trainor): Career Profile

WCU Career Help

Twardowski Career Development Center

Big Interview (hands-on mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level)

Handshake (search for job and internships and manage your profile)

Your Librarian

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Amy Pajewski
FHG 211

Search Tips

When searching for career materials for your Career Profile Assignment, use the following tips in the main searchbox on the library homepage:

  • Try "vocational guidance" AND your chosen career
    • e.g. "vocational guidance" AND data analyst
  • Or, try "your chosen career" AND career
    • e.g. "data analyst" AND career

Career websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Most authoritative career information including job responsibility, work environment, how to become, pay, etc. The job outlook and regional employment statistics section can help you locate states with the best job opportunities and competitive salaries. Identify your job SOC code at job outlook Tab and then you can use SOC to search in the following databases.
  • O*Net Online (U.S. Department of Labor sponsored)
    The site provides knowledge and skills needed for an occupation and related work environment and job outlook.
  • CareerOneStop (U.S. Department of Labor sponsored)
    The site helps you understand your career choices (career profiles), finding salaries and jobs at local level with tips for career planning, resume, cover letter, job search and negotiation.
  • Climbtheladder
    This site provides in-depth career profiles that include requirements, job outlook, salary information, advancement opportunities among other information.
  • Thebalancecareers
    The Balance Careers provides advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics

Books about careers

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