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
- 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.
This site provides in-depth career profiles that include requirements, job outlook, salary information, advancement opportunities among other information.
The Balance Careers provides advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics
Books about careers
Career Development Across the Lifespan by Grafton Eliason (Editor); Mark Lepore (Editor); Jeff Samide (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-08-28
The purpose of Career Development Across the Lifespan is to provide a broad and in-depth look at the field of career development as it applies to individuals involved in all areas of community counseling, school counseling, and higher education. The book will examine some of the field's major theories, themes, approaches, and newest models incorporating chapters from national and international career counseling experts.
Careers in Marketing by Eric Siebert
Publication Date: 2016-03-31
'Careers in Marketing' is the only comprehensive and contemporary guide that clearly explains the many interesting, growing and well paying career opportunities in the field of marketing.
Finding Jobs with a Psychology Bachelor's Degree
Publication Date: 2009-03-15
Psychology is one of the most popular college majors and can lead to a satisfying career in many different fields. If graduate school is not in your immediate plans, this book is for you.
A Student's Guide to a Meaningful Career by Vickie Ann McCoy
Publication Date: 2018-12-21
It's never too early to determine your true calling and start working toward your ideal career! A Student's Guide to a Meaningful Career: Choices, Education, and Opportunities serves as a dynamic workbook that will help you uncover your unique qualities, passions, and strengths, then consider complementary career paths. You will learn how to take advantage of the many opportunities available to you during your academic career, many of which can make you more marketable to future employers.Filled with thought-provoking readings, activities, and opportunities for personal reflection, this guide will help you make strategic, career-related decisions as a college student so you can realize your career aspirations in the future.A Student's Guide to a Meaningful Career is part of the Cognella Series on Student Success, a collection of books designed to help students develop the essential life and learning skills needed to support a happy, healthy, and productive higher education experience.
Students in Transition by Paul A. Gore (Editor); Louisa P. Carter (Editor); Paul A. Gore (Editor)
Publication Date: 2011-05-17
Offering a primer on action research methodologies and examples of practice, Students in Transition: Research and Practice in Career Developmentresponds to a dual challenge facing career development educators -- designing cutting-edge career development interventions and demonstrating their effectiveness. Overviews of quantitative and qualitative measures and career development instruments are presented to assist educators in documenting the outcomes of their programs and initiatives. The case studies in the final sections of the volume describe the delivery and evaluation of a wide range of career initiatives offered in diverse settings and spanning the transition from high school to college through the senior year. Career services professionals and educators at all types of institutions will find empirical evidence, research methodologies, and practical strategies to guide program design, implementation, and evaluation.
SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers by Melissa Bird
Publication Date: 2018-04-06
The SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers presents first-hand stories from practitioners to help inform, inspire, and guide students to become advocates for social justice issues. With a unique focus on advocacy and social justice, the book covers fundamentals of the social work profession--from coalition building to advocacy engagement and stakeholder outreach--across a range of practice areas, such as mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice. Students in BSW and MSW programs will gain practical knowledge that will prepare them to successfully navigate their way to a rewarding career..
Becoming a Wildlife Professional by Scott E. Henke (Editor); Paul R. Krausman (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
The essential guide for anyone planning a career in wildlife management and conservation. Working with wildlife can be a thrilling adventure steeped in the wonders of the natural world, but entering the field demands a strong personal commitment. With proper training and guidance, students can transform themselves into competitive applicants and forge successful careers.