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Careers

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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

Web sites
Career Guide to Industries
information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 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 Services at Oakton
visit online or in room 1125 (DP) or room 1417 (RHC); helps students, alumni and community members become career self-reliant
CareerBuilder
best jobs, trends, statistics and more from the Chicago Tribune
CareerOneStop
a federal-state partnership, funded by grants to states; includes America's Job Bank, America's Career InfoNet, and America's Service Locator
Careers:Google Directory
well organized directory of web sites from one of the best search directories on the web
Occupational Outlook Handbook
nationally recognized source of career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; 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
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Look for a paper copy of the Occupational Outlook Handbook in the Reference collection, too.
Call Number: REF HF5381.U62 (DP & RHC)

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
covers a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Occupational Outlook Quarterly is the online counterpart of a print periodical located in Library's Periodicals department.


Selected Books In The Oakton Library
America's Top
300 Jobs
Call Number: REF HF5382.A585 (DP)

Career Guide to Industries
Call Number: REF HF5382.5.U5C316 (DP)

Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance (4 volumes)
Call Number: REF HF5381.E52 (DP)

Exploring Health Care Careers
Call Number: REF R690.E97 (DP)

Exploring Tech Careers (2 volumes)
Call Number: REF T65.3.E95 (DP)

First Time Resume
Call Number: HF5383.M232 (DP)

Guide to America's Federal Jobs
Call Number: REF JK692.G85 (DP)

Health Professions:Career & Education Directory
Call Number: REF R697.A4H4 (DP)

100 Top Internet Job Sites:Get Wired, Get Hired in Today's New Job Market
Call Number: HF5382.7.A25 (DP)

Quick Internet Guide To Career and Education Information
Call Number: HF5382.U6W65 (DP)

The Top 100:The Fastest Growing Careers for the 21st Century
Call Number: REF HF5382.T59 (DP)

VGM's Careers Encyclopedia
Call Number: REF HF5382.5.U5C337 (DP)

Locating Additional Books In The Oakton Library
Search for additional books about careers in ILLINET Online, the Library's online book catalog.
Make sure to get your library card at the Circulation Desk
.

Magazines, Journals and Newspapers
Search Expanded Academic ASAP, an online periodical index, for magazine, journal and newspaper articles related to careers. Many of these articles will be full text and can be sent to your e-mail account. You can search this index from any computer on campus. For off campus access, follow the directions below.
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To access Expanded Academic ASAP off campus, ID number is 23211 immediately followed by your social security number. (example: 23211xxxxxxxxx)

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Browse through these resources to discover new career possibilities.

Note
This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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