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Prof. Brian Scanlon | SLS 1106 (First Year Experience Seminar) | Career-Planning Resources: Home
Below you will find tools and resources that will help you identify your strengths and interests, examine and refine your career goals, and further develop your job-search skills.
The OOH contains an abundance of highly searchable information regarding virtually every imaginable occupation. Click here to begin your research on topics ranging from pay to work environment to job outlook.
MYCAREERSHINES FOR COLLEGE AND WORKFORCE
This useful website will help you assess your career interests, find information about colleges and financial aid, create an effective résumé, and achieve success in the job-search process.
ADDITIONAL CAREER RESOURCES
Here are some more useful websites for job seekers:
Contains more than 100 samples of surefire cover letters for an array of career paths. Written in an upbeat, down-to-earth style, it arms you with priceless information on structure, style, and grammar; letter formats; and best methods of customizing cover letters. (McGraw-Hill Professional)
It's amazing the myths one can find in some resume books. Bennet explains why some of the most popular'tricks'backfire more often than they work, and offers clear, smart strategies for creating resumes and cover letters that get people jobs. (AMACOM)
The Unofficial Guide® to Landing a Job walks both new and veteran job hunters through every aspect of landing a great position, from understanding how hiring decisions are made to evaluating and negotiating offers—and everything in between. (Wiley)
Contains "guidance and tips on how to handle the complex field of job hunting." The authors "advise the reader on how to: stand out in job applications; use social media for job searching; create resumes and cover letters that stand out; succeed at interviews. It provides a practical, hands on, step-by-step approach." (Routledge)
This is the guide to living life on your terms. It's tough landing that first job out of school and starting your climb up the professional ladder in such an uncertain world. In Knock'em Dead Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers, you will learn how to climb the ladder of success and get what you want out of life. (Jumpingdude Media)
This book distills revolutionary and proven cover letter advice into six quick chapters about writing and using cover letters and other job search correspondence. (Jist Works)
The following eBooks offer strategies, tips, and suggestions for job seekers. Find more titles in the MDC Library Catalog. (Note: To request a book from another campus library, click on the "Place a Hold" link found under the word "Available.")
Jenny Blake, bestselling author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, shows how to move into your next career phase by leveraging what you already do well.(Portfolio/Penguin)
From international bestselling author and leadership expert Robert Cottrell comes the ultimate insiders guide for anyone who wants to break through and control their professional destiny. (McGraw-Hill Education)
"I can suggest things you haven't thought of, strategies or resources you had no idea were even available, That's my job. Your job is to be a great engineer or a great dental hygienist or a great salesperson or software programmer; to be the best you can be at what you do. You don't have time to look down the road. I do. That's why this was written; to help you map your career." --Gordon Miller
helps job seekers, career changers, students and others discover $100,000 occupations that best suit them. Then it shows readers how to pursue the "career tracks" leading to these jobs regardless of their age or job level. Readers also gain insights into the hiring process for high-paying jobs in each career track. (Jist Works)
AtoZdatabases is a premier job search, reference, and mailing list database that includes 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. It is ideal for sales leads, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends & relatives, and much more!
(Gale) - Fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Find detailed company and industry news and information.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,900 of today's most popular jobs in 93 industries. This database now contains more than 1,000 new and updated in-depth job and industry descriptions from the new edition of Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance and from the popular Career Opportunities series—as well as a searchable archive of articles from current and past issues of Career Opportunities News, a 16-page, bi-monthly newsletter that provides timely information about colleges and the job market.