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Careers Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: Career planning, job searching, resumes, and job descriptions. 
Call number areas to browse: HF5300s (general) 
Subjects to search (Library of Congress): Occupations, Job hunting, Vocational guidance, Career development, Career changes, Resumes

Books in our catalog: 

Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
Dictionary of Occupational Titles HB2595 (O*NET onlineshow me
(worker attributes and job characteristics)
Occupational Outlook Handbook HD8051.A62 (OOH online) show me
(training, education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions)
What Color is Your Parachute? HF5382.7.B64
Titles beginning with: Career opportunities, Careers, Opportunities in ...

Library Databases:

Films on Demand Watch videos about Careers & Job Search including career fields, resumes, and etiquette. Their collection of Guidance & Counseling offers videos on academic success such as time management, test taking, and study skills.

LearningExpress Library provides TCC patrons with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. You will discover instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations. Over 1,000 online practice tests and tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles.

Testing & Education Reference Center gives valuable information on colleges, technical schools, practice entrance exams and certifications, and professional license exams including ACT, ASVAB, CLEP, SATs and TOEFL. Also available are the Resume Builder and Virtual Career Library.

Online Resources: Virginia Education Wizard logo.

Virginia Education Wizard Let "Ginny" help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, enroll in one of Virginia's community colleges, pay for college, transfer to a four-year college or university, and get answers to your questions about your future.

Business subject guide to find company information (products, financials, industry overviews, employee benefits) on potential employers.

SDV Classes: Doing Your Research (.doc or .pdf format). This information literacy chapter for College Success Skills SDV 100 helps students who are overcome with information anxiety!

Virginia Career View For students, parents, counselors, adult learners, individuals with disabilities, and job seekers. Search over 600 occupations for descriptions, working conditions, requirements, earnings, and projections for city locations.

Job Listings:

Career Planning & Resume Writing:

  • Career Planning at TCC including online career assessment testing.
  • Workforce Solutions Services from the Virginia Community College System.
  • America's Career InfoNet Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and the most extensive career resource library online.
  • CareerPerfect offers career planning, job search, resume writing, and interviewing advice in a question and answer format.
  • Escape Artist Living and working overseas.
  • KnowHowVirgnia offers self-assessment test to see what careers might suit you best, information for investigation of career fields, and location of available education programs.
  • Career Management Center-Old Dominion University Local and Internet resources including internships, government employment, disability, resume writing, women, minorities, and web sites by career field.
  • Career Planning@about.com Career change, company information, job interviews, job loss, resume writing, etc.
  • Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is an ever-expanding resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Explore over 185 degree fields and find out about education requirements, salaries, networking, precollege ideas, and career planning resources.
  • What Can I Do With a Major in..?
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