In the library's reference section, check out:
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
(Ref HF 5381 E52)
A great place to start! A one-stop overview of almost any career. Updated yearly so you'll find current information on everything from the educational requirements to the career's "outlook" (will there be jobs in the future in this career?) to earnings.
Other Books and DVDs
Use the library's library catalog to find books, eBooks and DVDs on careers. To find books on a specific career, search by the name of the career followed by "vocational guidance" (for example, search for POLICE -- VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE).
We also have several sets of career information including:
- Career Opportunities in ...[a series of books on career areas...Check the online catalog by title]
- Career Clusters Series [a series of DVDs focusing on people working in the field -- HF 5382.5 U5 in the "Stacks" ]
- Career Options for Women: Emerging Opportunties [a series of DVDs focusing on women in nontraditional careers]
On Your Way!
Online Library Tools
Check out these career tools on the library's webpage:
Thinking about starting in a career? Explore this site. Find everything from detailed information on careers to how to find internships. Learn how to prepare a resume or get ready for an interview. Learn about that critical first impression, teamwork skills and so much more.
Real-life stories help you see what it would be like if you choose the career. Includes careers from actor to zoo director with hundreds in between!
You can use library databases from your home. Click on the database title and all you need is your myHancock login & password to get started.
Occupational Outlook Handbook : For hundreds of jobs you'll find what education and training are required, what you can earn, how many jobs are available, and much more. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor and updated annually. [http://www.bls.gov/OCO/]
Standard Occupational Classification: The SOC system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. [http://stats.bls.gov/soc/]
Finding a College -- Continuing Your Education
Peterson's - Your Comprehensive Guide to College Information: Help you plan your education including choosing a college that's "the right fit." [http://www.petersons.com]
Best Colleges: Detailed college and university profiles. Search by rank, location, majors and much more. [http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges]
Your life. Your career.
Other AHC Career Resources
The Career/Job Placement Center offers access to "Career Cruising"-- a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life.
The University Transfer Center provides a wide variety of services to help you transfer to the right school for you.