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This guide will assist students who are investigating careers. Please fee free to ask the librarians for additional information.
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Reference Books

These books are located in the Reference area of the library:


Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers: R690 .E527 2004

Expert Resumes for Managers and Experts:  REF HF5383 .E474 2003:Examples and guidelines for effective resumes

Cover Letter Magic: REF HF5383 .E4787 2000: Ways to make your cover letter stand out! (other similar books available)


    Library Databases

    Search these databases from the library page:

    Factiva: world wide newspapers and news magaazines, extensive public company information

    Lexis Nexis Academic Universe: provides information about companies, including financial statements and annual reports; provides full-text of important trade journals.

    Business Source Complete: articles about companies and industries

    Gale Virtual Reference: a large number of online encyclopedias; many with career related information, such as the Career Information Center and Careers and Organizations.

    Going Global: contains country-specific career and employment resources for more than 80 locations.

    Regional Business News: limited coverage of local news sources.


    Web Resources

    The WWW has lots of good sources of information for job-seekers and career exploration! Here are just a few:

    College Recruiter: guide to entry level jobs and internships

    Evaluating a Job Offer: helps an individual evaluate a job offer by giving helpful advice and a list of questions any job seeker should ask

    Interview Advice: tips and techniques from

    Job Descriptions:a free resource that provides you with job desciptions and job details. Our site currrently contains over 13,000 job descriptions, divided into major categories, then divisions and finally into groups.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook: the online version of guide to career descriptions

    The Riley Guide: free career and employment information

    Job Hunters: a Resource Guide to Landing the Job: comprehensive step-by-step guide for cover letters, resumes, and interviews


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