Careers & Jobs Sources - LSC-CyFair

Magazine, Newspaper, Journal Articles

Search Tips for Finding Career Information Articles:

  1. Enter the name of your career title with the word, "career" or "job."
  2. Enter the name of your career title by itself.
  1. pharmacists and (career or job)
  2. pharmacists

Vocational and Career Collection
NOTE: Login off campus with your college ID barcode or Harris County library card.
(EBSCO) Includes full-text articles from magazines and newspapers on careers, job hunting, and more.

Books, Videos, Etc.

Search Tips for Finding Books:
For specific careers, enter the job field and "vocational guidance" (e.g., nursing vocational guidance) in a general keyword search.

Career Changes Professions 
Career Development Vocational Guidance 
Occupations Vocational Guidance for Women 

Search for library materials in the:

Library Catalog

eBook Collection

NOTE: Request items online from library catalog with a Harris County Public Library Card or Lone Star College–CyFair Photo ID/Library Card. See instructions on getting a library card.

Lone Star College–CyFair Branch Library:
Selected Career & Job Search Reference Titles

NOTE: Titles below are in the College & Careers Collection
REF 331.702 Car - Career Information Center
REF 331.702 Enc - Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
REF 331.128 Job - Job Hunter's Sourcebook
See also: Occupational Outlook Handbook online from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Selected Web Sites

Career Interests & Opportunities
Career Center-Career Fields from the University of California, Berkeley - highlights many different fields of study and provides a one-stop shop for career information from various sources
CareerOneStop sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor - highlights wages, employment trends, and national employer contacts (see also the fastest growing jobs)
Major & Career Search from The College Board allows you to research specific areas of interest related to a field of study or job.
Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics - features job-specific salary and training information
O*NET™ OnLine from the U.S. Department of Labor - provides job characteristics and skills for different professions
Personality Assessment Quiz from educator, Barbara Barron-Tieger and psychologist, Paul Tieger - discover if you're an introvert or an extrovert
Peterson's College Search - search for majors at various colleges
Princeton Review Career Search from Princeton Review, a test preparation company - review different job fields and their requirements

Job Search Tips
Behavioral Interviewing Strategies from Quintessential Careers developed by Dr. Randall Hansen, an associate professor of marketing at Stetson University - includes question examples and tips for handling this type of interview
Cost of Living Calculator from CNN and ACCRA, Inc. - provides an interactive tool to determine if moving to another area requires a larger salary
Illegal Questions from the University of Washington Statistics Department - lists examples of questions employers cannot ask
Resume Guide from America's Career InfoNet sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor - provides excellent tips for developing and distributing resumes & cover letters
Riley Guide from a librarian and author of The Guide to Internet Job Searching - offers extensive information about the entire job search process from resumes to negotiating salary
7 Questions to Answer Before Accepting a Job Offer from U.S. News and World Report - features points to consider before taking a new job

Job Listings
Lone Star College–CyFair, Local and National Employers: College Central Network Services (CCN) from Lone Star College System and CCN lists student employment on campus and in the Houston area plus some job openings around the nation. NOTE: It requires free registration to use. (Contact or 281-290-3260 for more information.)
Harris County: Human Resources & Risk Management-Employment from Harris County Government provides application information and job openings
Houston: City of Houston-Employment - find specific openings and application information for city jobs including technical, professional, and protective services
Houston: Houston Jobs from, LLC, a job network company specializing in local job listings in various cities - provides listings of Houston-area positions
Texas: from the Texas Workforce Commission - view jobs available in Texas state government and you can apply online
United States: from Monster Worldwide, Inc., an advertising, marketing, and recruitment company - offers jobs listings and resume posting

Career Guidance

Choices from the Lone Star College–CyFair Counseling Services provides a computer-aided guidance program. Take a career preference test to see what careers you would enjoy the most. Contact or 281-290-3260 for more information.

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