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Where to Start - Career Exploration and Research

This guide provides you with a list of databases, campus services, websites, and more to support your career research.

Career Exploration Tools

Book Cover - This is how to get your next job

Featured Resource:

This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want
by Andrea Kay and Richard N. Bolles

  • CareerOneStop – career descriptions, job searches, links to training, and other resources
  • Job & Career Accelerator – career descriptions, sample resumes and tips for specific jobs, and current employment and internship opportunities (registration required)
  • LearningExpress Library – preparation tools for professional certifications, licensing, and graduate school
  • Mynextmove.org – information about careers by keyword, industry, or interest
  • Occupation Finder – entry-level requirements, on-the-job training options, projected number of new jobs, projected growth rate, and median pay for 800+ occupations
  • O*NET - descriptions of the expertise, skills, abilities, and activities required in a wide variety of professions
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) – detailed profiles of 800+ professions
  • Tarleton’s Intern 2 Learn Program – on-campus student employment program that offers real world experience
  • Tarleton’s Small Business Development Center – free outreach program offering consultations, training workshops, and other resources
  • Vault.com – company rankings and reviews, tips and guides, and information about internship programs
  • Vocational and Career Collection – wide array of trade periodicals for occupation and industry information

Career Services @ Tarleton

Find Books on the Shelf with LC Call Numbers

  • [HF5381 - 5386] Job-hunting. Resumes.
  • [HF5549 - 5549.5] Job interviews.

Career Services at Tarleton offers resume assistance, mock interviews, job fairs, career counseling, and much more. Visit the Career Services’ website to see all their offerings. Use the selected links below to begin exploring possibilities.

Databases for Company, Industry, and Career Research

  • Business Collection – business periodicals with articles about job-hunting, interviewing, and more
  • Business Source Complete – company profiles, SWOT analyses, country and industry reports, market research, investment research, and more
  • Business Insights: Essentials – brand information, company profiles and histories, rankings, industry news and information, investment reports, etc.
  • Mergent Online – company profiles, competitors, and financial information
  • NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) – 6-digit code system used to classify businesses into industries. Use NAICS to research a particular industry

MORE: A to Z Databases List, Guide to Databases

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Ms. Yvonne Mulhern

Yvonne Mulhern

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Cathy Wilterding

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