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Career Information & Job Banks Online: Deciding on a Career

Identifying a Career that is Right for You

Career OneStop  
This "one stop" for career, education & training, and resume & interviewing information is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.   Practical, straightforward information about occupational decision-making and the job search.  The Explore Careers  tab leads to self exploration information, to free self assessment tools, and to career and career-planning information.  From the Job Search tab choose State job banks under the Find Jobs section to learn about the job bank from each state's Workforce Development Center.

Quintessential Careers
Provides more than 5,000 pages of college planning advice, career descriptions, and listings of available jobs, with links to informative career planning and job search tutorials and assessment tools.  

JobStar
Provides links to information about careers, jobs, and more.  Under the Get Smart heading, click on the Career Guides link for links to information on career decision-making and on specific careers. Salary Info provides links to over 300 general and specific salary surveys. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook 
Online at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
UNI Career Reference HF 5381 A1O36 (most recent edition); next earlier edition in Career Circulating
Library has 1970/71-2010/11  in UNI Documents L 2.3/4
Authoritative occupational information researched and provided by the U. S. Department of Labor.  Each occupation is analyzed in terms of nature of the work, working conditions, training and/or educational preparation, earnings, job outlook, and similar occupations.  To search online for information about a specific occupation, use the A-Z index.  Explore occupations by Occupation Groups or by using the Select Occupations By function to identify occupations of your selected median pay, education level, or project job growth.  When using the print copy, consult the alphabetical index to find your occupations of interest.

Occupational Briefs. Chronicle Guidance Publications
Available online as Chronicle Career Library of Occupational Briefs
Informative career reports ("Briefs" and reprints) on over 650 occupations. Each Brief defines the occupation; describes the work performed, typical requirements, working conditions, employment outlook, and related occupations; and identifies sources for additional research. To identify relevant Briefs online click on Alphabetical List of Occupations, then scroll the Alphabetical List or use the A-XYZ list.  To see the full-text Brief, click on View the Occupational Brief.  

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Information about careers in science, technology, education, and math (STEM) as well as information technology and health care.  Content contributed by 20 professional associations.

Office of Career Services (UNI)
Offers a variety of services to help students select a career direction, locate career information, and identify ways of developing needed job-hunting skills. Gather information about interest inventories, employers, and graduate/professional schools at the UNI Office of Career Services.

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