Career Resources

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Using the Library Catalog

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Subject Searching
For materials with career information, the following subject headings are useful:

  • vocational guidance
  • occupations, professions
  • vocational interests
  • career development
  • vocational qualifications

Once you have done a subject search on one of the terms above, you can either scroll through the list of specific subheadings or you can limit the materials by specific careers. To limit, click on the "Limit/Sort" button at the top of the page and choose to limit by "words in subject" from the pull down menu. Add specific professions or career fields here (for example, you could add education, accounting, oceanography, etc.).

Keyword Searching
When you are searching for career information you usually are dealing with two concepts. First, you are dealing with a specific field or career. This could be accounting, law, marine science, physicians, etc. However, you do not want all the materials in the library on accounting or law or any other field as it would take a great deal of time to weed out the career information you need. To narrow your search to specific information about that career, like salaries and necessary education and/or training, you can add another concept to your search. For example: marine science and careers. Remember that you must think of synonyms for your search terms to ensure that you are getting all the information. For example, consider also marine biology and careers as a search strategy.

Databases

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Website from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with information about careers.

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Websites

CareerOneStop

Resource for job search based on state. Allows users to post and apply for employment.

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UNCW Career Center

For Students and Alumni

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NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Membership organization that connects college career services professionals at universities and colleges across the country.

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NC Health Careers

An excellent resource for health careers in North Carolina.

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Occupational Information Network Resource Center

Information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.

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Salary.com

Browse salaries for jobs,conduct job searchers, and learn about career development.

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Contact Information

Elisabeth
Garner
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