Sunday, September 30, 2012

Career/Occupation/Employment Resources

CBC Resources

 This service is one of the benefit of joining the CBC Alumni Association, which is free to current students. CareerBeam "includes a job-search database, resume and interview resource center, and a user-friendly program that helps you determine your career goals while offering helpful steps to achieve them. CareerBeam includes a database of millions of current openings across the country and world."

Become a Member of Alumni, Students & Friends

CareerBeam Training Video  (It takes a minute to load and there is a delay. At 12 seconds the video screen shows.)

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center  provides detailed job and industry profiles, advice on job-hunting and career skills, résumé writing advice and samples, short videos on a wide variety of related topics, college search and job finder tools, and more.  

CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, pulls together a wide range of career information, labor statistics, job postings, and workforce services. Allows you to build a customized occupation profile listing skills, wages, outlook, education. If you don't have one picked out, you can select an occupation from among the fastest growing, highest paying, or search for the best match using the skills profiler. This should at least be your first stop, since it incorporates or links to most of the information available in the sites listed below. - Employment and economic information: Data and analysis of
Washington state's employment conditions, economy, job market and work force. (This site was originally called Workforceexplorer.)

WorkSource Washington - Job search & resume center; other info derived from Work Force Explorer (see above).
Occupational Information Network/O*NET- Create a custom report listing knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, values, etc.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Narrative descriptions provide more detailed information, particularly about training and advancement.


Encyclopedia of Associations. Detroit : Gale Research. Call Number: AS22 .E5 2009.
Example citation:
"American Pharmacists Association." Encyclopedia of Associations. 47rd ed. 2009. Print.

Articles: EBSCOhost & ProQuest

Books: Catalog| View books on Career Development
Ebrary: Career Guides - performs a search for ebooks on the subjects 'occupations' or 'vocational guidance'

How to cite Government Websites using MLA Citations 
  • Issuing agency/entity
    Ex. United States. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Title of a part
    Ex. “Pharmacist.”
  • Author/Compiler (not usually present)
  • Title of the whole site
    Ex. Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Version/edition
    Ex. 2010-11 ed.
  • Sponsor/publisher of the site
    Ex. US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
  • Date of publication / last modified
    Ex. 17 Dec. 2009.
  • Medium of publication
    Ex. Web.
  • Date of access (today’s date)
    Ex. 17 Feb. 2010
Resulting Entry:
United States. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Pharmacist.” Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2010-11 ed. US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 Dec. 2009. Web. 17 Feb. 2010.

Visit our MLA guide page for information on citing articles from ProQuest and EBSCOhost.

Search Techniques:

Keywords represent 1) your selected occupation and 2) your interest in career information.

Truncation - a special character used to take the place of one or more other characters at the end of a word. * – EBSCOhost, ProQuest
work* = work, worked, workplace, etc.
And – used between keywords to narrow
pharmacist* and career*
Or – used between keywords to broaden
career* or work* or job*
( ) – used to group search statements
(career* or work* or job*) and pharmacist*
or place them on different lines in an 'advanced' search.

Subject Searching - search for your selected occupation as the subject of articles to narrow your search.
Pharmacist* in Subject

For more about search techniques view our full-length illustrated posts on keywords/truncation, or/and/grouping, and subject searching.


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