Research Guides: Careers

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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Careers
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Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
Print Location: HF5381.E52 2005
Circulating Books
5 vols.

Handbooks & Guides

America's Top 100 Jobs for People Without a Four-year Degree
Print Location: HF5382.75.U6 K716 2005
Reference Collection
American Salaries and Wages Survey
Print Location: HD4973.A67
Reference Collection
College Majors Handbook: The Actual Jobs, Earning, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors
Print Location: HF5382.5.U5 F644 2004

Exploring Health Care Careers
Print Location: R690.E97 2006
Reference Collection
2 vols.

Websites

America’s Career InfoNet
Source: Career OneStop
In line with the Department of Labor's vision for America's Labor Market Information System, CareerOneStop is a collection of electronic tools, operating as a federal-state partnership, and funded by grants to states.
Career Management News, Job Hunting Advice & Salary News
Source: The Wall Street Journal
The site's job database offers more than 100,000 listings, with opportunities from local and national newspaper, magazine and TV station web sites across the U.S. Editorial features include help with resume writing, interviewing, networking and negotiating a new job offer, as well as in-depth guidance on improving your current career.
National Career Development Association
Source: National Career Development Association
Select the Resources tab for a listing of internet sites for career planning and career self assessment sites
New Jersey Job Vacancy Announcements
Source: NJ Dept. of Personnel
Searchable database of job announcements for state, county and municipal government jobs in New Jersey.
NJ’s Best Local Jobs
Source: New Jersey On-Line
A comprehensive website to search for jobs in NJ. NJ.com searches job listings from many NJ newspapers and other sources.
O*Net Online
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Find occupations with keywords or by browsing Job Families, or supply a list of your skills to find matching occupations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, 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.

Almanacs & Yearbooks

What Color is Your Parachute
Print Location: HF5383.B56
Reference Collection
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  • HD4909-5100.9 -- Wages
  • HD5701-6000.9 -- Labor market. Labor supply. Labor demand.
  • HF5381-5386 -- Vocational guidance. Career development.
  • LC1037–1037.8 -- Career education
  • LC1041–1048 -- Vocational education
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