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									                            CAREER RESOURCES
General Career and Job Hunting Resources

       UW-L Career Services (http://www.uwlax.edu/CareerServices/)
            Located in Wilder Hall, Career Services offers information on career exploration, employers, vacancies,
            resume preparation, interviewing tips, salaries, and graduate schools.

       UW-L Academic Advising Center (AAC) (http://www.uwlax.edu/advising/ )
            Located in Wilder Hall, AAC’s Academic Discovery sub-unit can help students assess their interests,
            abilities, experiences, and values, and can help students develop a list of occupations to explore. It also
            offers assistance with identifying majors related to those occupations.

       American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries (Ref HD8038.U5 W74)

       Career Guide to Industries (Govt Docs Ref HF5382.5.U5 C316, or http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/ )

       CareerOneStop (http://www.careeronestop.org/ )
             Includes America’s Job Bank (http://www.ajb.org )

       Careers.Org (http://www.careers.org/ )
              Comprehensive meta-site includes links for job seekers and employers.

       Dynamite Cover Letters and Other Great Job Search Letters (Ref HF5382.7 .K693)

       Dynamite Resumes: 101 Great Examples and Tips for Success (Ref HF5383 .K69)

       Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (Ref HF5381 .E52, 4 volumes)

       Job Hunter's Sourcebook (Ref HF5382.7 .J62)
             Employment leads and other job search resources.

       Jobs Rated Almanac (Ref HF5382.5 .U5 K72)

       JobWeb (http://www.jobweb.org )
            Career development and job-search information for college students and new college graduates. Owned
            and sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

       Monster (http://www.monster.com/ )

       Occupational Information Network (O*NET) (http://online.onetcenter.org/ )
             A comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. (Replacement for the Dictionary
             of Occupational Titles (DOT))

       Occupational Outlook Handbook (Ready Ref/Ref/Govt Docs Ref HF5382.5 .U5 U5, or
             http://www.bls.gov/oco/ )
             Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings,
             and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

       Occupation & Training Handbook (Ref HF5382.5.U5 W57)
             Information specific to Wisconsin.
http://www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/                  UW – La Crosse                                Library Guide #230 3/07
       Peterson’s Internships (Ref L901 .I66)
              An index to thousands of job training opportunities.

       Peterson’s Job Opportunities for Business Majors (Ref HF5382.5 .U5 B88)
                                 for Engineering and Computer Science Majors (Ref TA157 .P445)
                                 for Health and Science Majors (Ref R690 .P45)
                                 in the Environment (Ref GE60 .P48)

       Professional’s Job Finder (Ref HF5382.75 .U6 L33)
               Where to look for vacancies, arranged by occupation.

       United States Government Manual (Ready Ref/Govt Docs Ref JK421 .A3, or
              http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual )
              Descriptions of federal agencies.

       What Color is Your Parachute? (Ref HF5383 .B56)
             A classic on job-hunting strategies.

       WISCareers (http://wiscareers.wisc.edu/ )
            Career exploration and planning website from the University of Wisconsin System.

       Wisconsin Job Center (http://www.wisconsinjobcenter.org/ )
             Portal site maintained by The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

       Wisconsin JobNet (http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/jobnet/mapWI.htm )
             Current job opportunities that employers have listed with the Wisconsin Job Center system.

Graduate Schools
       CollegeSource Online (reference database, access via Murphy Library home page)
              Over 30,000 full-text college catalogs, including 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international
              schools. Also includes a profile of every accredited college in the U.S., along with links to college home
              pages, career information, and financial aid information.

       Educational Rankings Annual (Ref LB2331.63 .E99)

       Peterson's Guide To Graduate And Professional Programs (Ref L901 .P46)

       Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States (Ref LB2331.63 .R4)
              Ranks wide range of programs.


More Information
       For a complete list of Murphy Library's resources do a subject search in the Murphy Library Catalog of books and
       government documents. Choose Subject in the Search by Type drop-down menu.

                VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE                             RESUMES (EMPLOYMENT)
                CORPORATIONS—DIRECTORIES                        SCHOLARSHIPS
                VOCATIONAL INTERESTS                            INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
                JOB HUNTING                                     EMPLOYMENT IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

       You may also wish to try a Boolean Connector search for the above topics or careers and your field of interest.
       (Example: careers and economics)
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