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Careers
 

REFERENCE BOOKS / EBOOKS
(For more, search the Library Catalog)
ARTICLES / PERIODICALS
100 Fastest-growing careers (2010), EBSCO ebook
 
Cracking the new job market: the 7 rules for getting hired in any economy (2012), EBSCO eBook

Global careers (2011), EBSCO eBook
 
Overnight career choice: discover your ideal job in just a few hours (2011), EBSCO eBook  

Straight talk: oral communication for career success (2011), EBSCO eBook

Straight talk: written communication for career success (2011), EBSCO eBook
View recent articles about Careers and Job Hunting.
 
Find Journals on the subject of careers.
NEWS / BLOGS
DATABASES
 
 
 
 
 
Career Transitions: Offers multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews. Discover career interests; identify new opportunities based on work or military experience; explore growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs; and find education and training. Provided by TEL.
 
Use Business Databases to investigate news and trends about business and industry as well as employment outlook.

Databases useful for generating company lists are highlighted below in "Useful Online Resources" under Company Information.
ONLINE RESOURCES
 
Career Guides: Handouts and information packets on career topics.
 
Doing Business in Memphis database: Generate SIC-based lists of Memphis businesses. Contact Curt Rogers (email crogers@cbu.edu) for assistance. (Also available on a Curriculum Library computer in Plough Library, lower level. Available on CDROM for 3-day checkout, 338.7 D65.)
 
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory: Find you your personality type. Contact Cathy Lantrip (email clantrip@cbu.edu) in the Career Center for assistance.
 
NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers): With a career network and salary calculator, NACE allows authorized users to post resumes and view job listings. Contact the Career Center to get a username and password.
 
SIGI3 (System of Interactive Guidance and Information): Examine values, interests, and skills in order to choose a course of study and career. Contact Cathy Lantrip (email clantrip@cbu.edu) in the Career Center to set up access.
 
Career Guide to Industries: Learn about specific industries--what they do, which occupations are involved. Includes entry-level job requirements with a ten-year outlook. 
 
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Get information on hundreds of jobs--training and education needed, expected earnings and prospects, and working conditions. Includes job search tips and information on job markets for each state.
 
Wages by Area and Occupation: Find data for the nation, regions, states, and metropolitan areas.

Company Information:
 
LexisNexis Academic: Search "Companies" to find oublic and private company information worldwide. Generate lists by SIC or NAICS codes or by geographic areas.  Includes trade publications. Search "News" to investigate trends and issues in different industries and regions.
Mergent: Find detailed information about 10,000+ publicly-traded companies. Search by name or ticker symbol, and generate lists of companies by geographic area or by SIC or NAICS industry codes.
Other resources:

Career OneStop: Helps students and job seekers investigate careers; sponsored by the Department of Labor. Includes wage and salary data by state, explanations of benefits, information on relocating, and cost-of-living calculators.
 
College Majors 101: Find information about educational and career paths related to majors. Includes videos, and linked lists of student associations, possible employers, industry publications, and more.
 
Films on Demand - Jobs and Careers: collection of streaming videos on career exploration and career fields as well as job searching and job skills. VIDEOS.
 
Glassdoor.com: Job posting site incorporates company information as well as inside-view comments from employees.
 
LearningExpress: Online collection of practice tests, with sections on job search and workplace skills. Register for a personal account to use (and track progress on) tests and tutorial courses. Includes GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and Praxis II. For more on tests, see the Library's page about Test Guides.
 
Quintessential Careers: Website providing free career, college, and job search advice.
 
SimplyHired: Search engine that looks for job postings on the web; search by job title and locations; limit by recent postings and more.

STEM Careers: Website devoted to careers in science, technology, and medicine.
 
Jobs4TN: The state of Tennessee's jobs site; find jobs in Tennessee government.
 
USAJobs: The federal government's official jobs site; find jobs with U.S. government agencies.
 
Workplace Writers: From the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Find in-depth help on writing in the business world; includes a section on cover letters and resumes.