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Online Resources for Career Research
Career One Stop - Career Videos
Watch short videos describing different jobs and career paths.
Career One Stop - Goal Setting
Learn how to set goals to help you stay on track with your career and education plans. Also, learn about salary expectations and occupational licenses to better prepare for next steps.
Career One Stop - Self Assessments
Discover three self-assessments you can take to explore your interests, skills, and work values.
Glassdoor Job Search
Search jobs, find company information, and search through salary databases. A great resource for job exploration.
My Next Move
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this interactive website can help students explore careers that match their interests. It also lists careers with a bright future as well as the kinds of education and training needed for each.
O*Net Career Exploration Tools
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
In addition to conducting online research, another great way to explore careers is to talk to people who are working in the fields you're interested in! Consider connecting with people on LinkedIn or in your personal life who could tell you more about the work they do.
Online Resources by Industry
Below, you'll find links with information about specific career fields. Learn more about...
Recommended Library Books
Bound-for-Career Guidebook by According to Burtnett (president, Education Now, and adjunct, counselor education, Marymount Univ.), one should always be prepared to make appropriate education and career-related decisions by anticipating iterative universal phases in the "career development process." In this comprehensive, systematic, and readable book, he presents a process for developing a successful career.
Call Number: HF5382.5 .U5 B874 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-16
Land Your Dream Career in College by The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career. Terhune and Hays leads students through content designed to help students set themselves up for success, without focusing on grades or papers.
Publication Date: 2015-05-16
What the Best College Students Do by The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.
Publication Date: 2012-08-27
Interested in reading additional library books or online texts? Search for them on the MAC Library's website: mtaloy.edu/academics/library