Search Tips for Finding Career Information Articles:
Use the name of your career field with the word, "career."
Example: pharmacists and career
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 Development||Vocational Guidance|
|Occupations||Vocational Guidance for Women|
Search for library materials in the:
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
America's Career Infonet sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor - highlights wages, employment trends, and national employer contacts (see also the fastest growing jobs)
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
Major & Career Profiles 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
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 email@example.com 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 Jobing.com, LLC, a job network company specializing in local job listings in various cities - provides listings of Houston-area positions
Texas: WorkInTexas.com from the Texas Workforce Commission - view jobs available in Texas state government and you can apply online
United States: Monster.com from Monster Worldwide, Inc., an advertising, marketing, and recruitment company - offers jobs listings and resume posting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-290-3260 for more information.