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Careers & Jobs Sources - LSC-CyFair

Search Tips for the Library Catalog and Research Databases

 Options:  Examples:
 1. Enter the name of your career title by itself.  pharmacists
 2. Enter the name of your career title with the word, "career" or "job."  accountant career
 accounting job
3. Enter job or career related keywords  career change
 career development

Research Databases: Magazine, Newspaper, Journal Articles

Vocational and Career Collection
NOTE: Login off campus with your 14-digit LSC ID/Library card number or Harris County library card number.
(EBSCO) Includes full-text articles from magazines and newspapers on careers, job hunting, and more.

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, Etc.

Search for library materials in the:
• Library Catalog - Books, Audio, Movies, Music, and more available for checkout.
• eBooks from EBSCO - Electronic books available to read online, select titles available for temporary download.
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.

Selected Career & Job Search Reference Titles

Lone Star College–CyFair Branch Library:
NOTE: Titles below are in the College & Careers Reference 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: CareerStar is Lone Star College's job placement website for our students and alumni which is specifically focused on Lone Star College's degree programs. Contact the Career Services Office for access to CareerStar at CF-CareerServices@lonestar.edu or 281.290.3260. 
• Harris County: Human Resources & Risk Management-Employment from Harris County Government provides application information and job openings
• Houston: City of Houston Careers - 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

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